Esprit's environment rating is 'not good enough'. It uses some eco-friendly materials including organic cotton. There is no evidence it minimises textile waste when manufacturing its products. 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 has a policy to prevent deforestation in the supply chain.
Its labour rating is 'it's a start'. Some of its supply chain is certified by Business Social Compliance Initiative Code of Conduct - BSCI including all of the final stage of production. It received a score of 61-70% 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, some information about the second and first stages 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 some of its supply chain. It does not disclose any policies or safeguards to protect suppliers and workers in its supply chain from the impacts of COVID-19.
Its animal rating is 'not good enough'. It has a formal animal welfare policy aligned with Five Freedoms. It uses leather, down and exotic animal hair. It states that it sources wool from non-mulesed sheep. It does not use fur, angora or exotic animal skin. It traces some animal products to the first stage of production.
Esprit is rated 'It's a start' overall.
Last Updated: August 2020