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Calvin Klein

Rated: It's a start

price: $$$$

location: United States

Calvin Klein has made a public commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions but is not taking adequate steps to reduce textile waste in its supply chain.

Calvin Klein sustainability rating

Planet

3 out of 5

People

3 out of 5

Animals

2 out of 5

Overall rating: It's a start

Our ratings are based on a scale from 1 (We avoid) to 5 (Great)


Calvin Klein is owned by PVH Group.

Its environment rating is 'it's a start'. It uses some eco-friendly materials including organic 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 has a policy approved by CanopyStyle to prevent deforestation of ancient and endangered forests in its supply chain. There is no evidence it minimises textile waste when manufacturing its products.

Its labour rating is 'it's a start'. Some of its supply chain is certified by FLA Workplace Code of Conduct including all of the final stage of production. It received a score of 51-60% 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 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 but there is no evidence it ensures payment of a living wage. It discloses policies to protect suppliers in its supply chain from the impacts of COVID-19 but not workers.

Its animal rating is 'not good enough'. It has a formal animal welfare policy aligned with Five Freedoms. It uses leather, wool and exotic animal hair. It uses down certified by the Responsible Down Standard. It does not use fur, exotic animal skin or angora. It traces some animal products to the first stage of production.

Calvin Klein is rated 'It's a start' overall.

Last updated August 2020

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