Rated: Not good enough
location: United Kingdom
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Dr. Martens's environment rating is 'not good enough'. It uses few eco-friendly materials. There is no evidence it minimises textile waste when manufacturing its products. Its tanneries are audited by the Leather Working Group. There is no evidence it reduces its carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions in its supply chain.
Its labour rating is 'not good enough'. Some of its supply chain is certified by Workplace Condition Assessment (WCA) including all of the final stage of production. It received a score of 11-20% in the 2021 Fashion Transparency Index. There is no evidence it implements practices to support diversity and inclusion in its supply chain. There is no evidence it ensures payment of a living wage in its supply chain. It discloses partial policies and safeguards to protect suppliers and workers 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 but has no clear mechanisms to implement. It uses leather. It has a policy to source wool from non-mulesed sheep but does not provide evidence on how it is implemented. It does not use down, exotic animal skin, angora or fur. It traces some animal products to the first stage of production.
Dr. Martens is rated 'Not good enough' overall.