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Rated: It's a start

price: $$$$

location: United States

Athleta has good policies to manage water use in its supply chain but is not taking adequate steps to ensure payment of a living wage for its workers.

Athleta sustainability rating


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Overall rating: It's a start

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Athleta is owned by Gap, Inc.

Its environment rating is 'it's a start'. It uses some eco-friendly materials including recycled materials. There is no evidence it minimises textile waste when manufacturing its products. It has set a science-based target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated from its own operations and supply chain but there is no evidence it is on track to meet its target. It received an 'A' in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) water security questionnaire. It demonstrates leadership in managing water use in its supply chain.

Its labour rating is 'not good enough'. None of its supply chain is certified by labour standards which ensure worker health and safety, living wages or other labour rights. It received a score of 41-50% in the Fashion Transparency Index. It likely publishes information about its supplier policies, audits and remediation processes. It publishes a detailed list of suppliers in the final stage of production and some information about the second stage of production. It may be publishing some information about forced labour, gender equality or freedom of association. There is no evidence it ensures payment of a living wage in its supply chain. It discloses inadequate policies to protect suppliers and workers in its supply chain from the impacts of COVID-19.

Its animal rating is 'not good enough'. It has a basic formal policy to protect animal welfare. It uses leather, wool and exotic animal hair. It does not use fur, down or exotic animal skin. There is no evidence it traces any animal products to the first stage of production.

Athleta is rated 'It's a start' overall.

Last updated September 2020