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 Everlane “It's a Start”. These are a few factors influencing its score:
- It uses a medium proportion of lower-impact materials including organic cotton.
- It uses low impact materials that help limit the chemicals, water, and wastewater in its supply chain.
- There’s no evidence it’s set a target to manage water use in its supply chain.
- It’s eliminated some hazardous chemicals but has not made a commitment to eliminate all hazardous chemicals in manufacturing.
- It’s set a science based target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in both its direct operations and supply chain but there’s no evidence it is on track.
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 Everlane “Not Good Enough”. These are a few factors influencing its score:
- Its Code of Conduct covers ILO Four Fundamental Freedoms principles.
- It audits some of its supply chain including all of the final production stage.
- There’s no evidence it provides financial security to its suppliers, which can result in poor working conditions and wages.
- 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 Everlane “It's a Start”. These are a few factors influencing its score:
- It has a formal policy aligned with the Five Freedoms of animal welfare but no clear implementation mechanisms in place.
- It appears to use exotic animal hair, and silk.
- It uses some recycled leather in its leather products.
- It uses recycled wool in some of its wool products.
- It uses some recycled down in its products.
- It doesn’t appear to use fur, angora, or exotic animal skin.
- It traces some animal-derived materials to the first production stage.
Based on all publicly available information we’ve reviewed, we rate Everlane “It's a Start” overall.