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Balenciaga is owned by Kering.
Its environment rating is 'good'. It uses some eco-friendly materials including recycled materials. It has set a science-based target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated from its own operations and supply chain and it is on track to meet its target. It has a policy approved by CanopyStyle to prevent deforestation of ancient and endangered forests in some of its supply chain. It reduces chromium and other hazardous chemicals from the leather tanning processes.
Its labour rating is 'it's a start'. Much of its final stage of production is undertaken in Italy, a medium risk country for labour abuse. It received a score of 41-50% in the Fashion Transparency Index. It implements practices to encourage diversity and inclusion in its direct operations but not its supply chain. There is no evidence it ensures payment of a living wage in most of its supply chain. It discloses policies to protect suppliers and workers in its supply chain from the impacts of COVID-19.
Its animal rating is 'it's a start'. It has a formal animal welfare policy aligned with Five Domains. It uses leather and exotic animal hair. It has a policy to source wool from non-mulesed sheep and provides evidence on how it is implemented. It traces most animal products to the first stage of production.
Balenciaga is rated 'Good' overall.