C&A's environment rating is 'it's a start'. It uses a medium proportion of eco-friendly materials including Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) cotton. 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 implements some water reduction initiatives in its supply chain. It has set a deadline to eliminate hazardous chemicals by 2020 but there is no evidence it is on track to meet its target.
Its labour rating is 'it's a start'. Some of its supply chain is certified by Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) including the final, second and first stages of production. It received a score of 61-70% in the Fashion Transparency Index. It likely publishes detailed information about its supplier policies, audits and remediation processes. It publishes a detailed list of suppliers in the final stage of production, some information about the second and first stages of production and some information about the findings of supplier audits. It publishes some information about forced labour, gender equality or freedom of association. It has a project to improve wages in its supply chain however there is no evidence it ensures payment of a living wage in most of its supply chain. It does not disclose adequate policies or safeguards 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 Freedoms. It uses leather and exotic animal hair. It uses down accredited by the Responsible Down Standard. It states that it sources wool from non-mulesed sheep. It does not use fur, angora or exotic animal skin. It traces some animal products to the first stage of production.
C&A is rated 'It's a start' overall.
Last Updated: July 2020