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Birkenstock

Rated: Not good enough

price: $$$$

location: Germany

Birkenstock is not taking adequate steps to ensure payment of a living wage for its workers.

Birkenstock sustainability rating

Planet

2 out of 5

People

2 out of 5

Animals

2 out of 5

Overall rating: Not good enough

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Birkenstock's environment rating is 'not good enough'. It uses few eco-friendly materials. There is no evidence it reduces its carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions in its supply chain. There is no evidence it has a policy to prevent deforestation in its supply chain. There is no evidence it minimises textile waste when manufacturing its products.

Its labour rating is 'not good enough'. Its final stage of production is mostly undertaken in the European Union, a low/medium risk region for labour abuse. There is no evidence it ensures payment of a living wage in its supply chain. There is no evidence it has worker empowerment initiatives such as collective bargaining or rights to make a complaint. It discloses some policies and safeguards to protect suppliers and workers in its supply chain from the impacts of COVID-19.

Its animal rating is 'not good enough'. There is no evidence it has a policy to minimise the suffering of animals. It uses leather, exotic animal hair and wool. It does not use fur, down, angora or exotic animal skin. There is no evidence it traces any animal product to the first stage of production.

Birkenstock is rated 'Not good enough' overall.

Last updated July 2022