Our “Planet” rating evaluates brands based on the environmental policies in their supply chains, from carbon emissions and wastewater to business models and product circularity. Here we rate Chanel “Not Good Enough”. These are a few factors influencing its score:
- It uses few lower-impact materials.
- It’s set a science based target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in both its direct operations and supply chain, and it claims it’s on track.
- There’s no evidence it minimises textile waste in its supply chain.
- There’s no evidence it’s taking meaningful action to reduce or eliminate hazardous chemicals in manufacturing.
Workers’ rights are central to our “People” rating, which assess brands’ policies and practices on everything from child labour to living wages and gender equality. Here we rate Chanel “Not Good Enough”. These are a few factors influencing its score:
- Most of its final production stage happens in the European Union, a low/medium risk region for labour abuse.
- It received a score of 11-20% in the 2022 Fashion Transparency Index.
- There’s no evidence it supports diversity and inclusion in its supply chain.
- There’s no evidence it ensures workers are paid living wages in its supply chain.
- During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, it did not disclose adequate policies or safeguards to protect workers in its supply chain from the virus.
Brands’ animal welfare policies and, where applicable, how well they trace their animal-derived products are the focus of our “Animals” rating. Here we rate Chanel “Not Good Enough”. These are a few factors influencing its score:
- There’s no evidence it has an animal welfare policy.
- It appears to use leather, wool, exotic animal hair, decorative feathers, and silk.
- It doesn’t appear to use down, fur, angora, or exotic animal skin.
- There’s no evidence it traces any animal-derived materials to the first production stage.
Based on all publicly available information we’ve reviewed, we rate Chanel “Not Good Enough” overall.