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Rated: It's a start

price: $$$$

location: United States

Dickies has made a public commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions but is not taking adequate steps to ensure payment of a living wage for its workers.

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Overall rating: It's a start

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Dickies is owned by VF Corporation.

Its environment rating is 'not good enough'. It does not use eco-friendly materials. It has set an absolute 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. There is no evidence it minimises textile waste. There is no evidence it minimises packaging.

Its labour rating is 'not good enough'. None of its supply chain is certified by labour standards which ensure worker health and safety, living wages or other labour rights. 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. There is no evidence it ensures payment of a living wage in most of its supply chain. It discloses policies to protect suppliers in its supply chain from the impacts of COVID-19 but not workers.

Its animal rating is 'good'. It has a formal animal welfare policy aligned with Five Freedoms. It uses leather. It states that it sources wool from non-mulesed sheep. It does not use angora, fur, down or exotic animal skin. It traces some animal products to the first stage of production.

Dickies is rated 'It's a start' overall.

Last updated August 2020