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Rated: Not good enough

price: $$$$

location: Australia

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

Bonds sustainability rating


2 out of 5


2 out of 5


Not applicable

Overall rating: Not good enough

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Bonds is owned by Hanesbrands.

Its environment rating is 'not good enough'. It uses few eco-friendly materials. It has set an absolute target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated from its own operations but it has not set a supply chain target. There is no evidence it has taken meaningful action to reduce or eliminate hazardous chemicals. It reuses some of its offcuts to minimise textile waste.

Its labour rating is 'not good enough'. Some of its supply chain is certified by FLA Workplace Code of Conduct in the final stage of production. It received a score of 31-40% in the Fashion Transparency Index. It likely publishes information about its supplier policies, audits and remediation processes. It likely publishes a list of suppliers in the final stage of production but not the second stage. It may be publishing limited 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 or safeguards to protect workers in its supply chain from the impacts of COVID-19 but not suppliers.

This brand makes products that are generally free of animal materials except for silk so it is not applicable to rate its impact on animals. We calculate the overall rating from environment and labour scores only.

Bonds is rated 'Not good enough' overall.

Last updated August 2020