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Elk's environment rating is 'good'. It uses some eco-friendly materials including organic cotton. It reduce process emissions from manufacturing. It reuses most of its offcuts to minimise textile waste. It implements water reduction initiatives in some of its supply chain.
Its labour rating is 'good'. Its facilities are audited and reported through Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit - SMETA Best Practice Guidance. It has a Code of Conduct that covers all of the ILO Four Fundamental Freedoms principles. It sources its final stage of production from countries with extreme risk of labour abuse. It ensures payment of a living wage in some of its supply chain. It traces most of its supply chain including all of the final stage of production.
Its animal rating is 'not good enough'. It uses leather, wool and exotic animal hair. It does not use fur, down, exotic animal skin or angora.
Elk is rated 'Good' overall.