Balenciaga is owned by Kering.
Its environment rating is 'good'. 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 its supply chain. It uses few eco-friendly materials. It reduces chromium and other hazardous chemicals from the leather tanning processes.
Its labour rating is 'not good enough'. Most 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 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 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 robust policy to ensure animal welfare in its supply chain. It uses leather, down, fur, angora, exotic animal hair and exotic animal skin. It states that it sources wool from non-mulesed sheep. It traces most animal products to the first stage of production.
Balenciaga is rated 'It's a start' overall.
Last Updated: August 2020