Rated: It's a start
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G-Star RAW's environment rating is 'it's a start'. It uses some eco-friendly materials including organic cotton. It has eliminated hazardous chemicals for most of the final and second stages of production. There is no evidence it minimises textile waste when manufacturing its products. It has a policy approved by CanopyStyle to prevent deforestation of ancient and endangered forests in some of its supply chain.
Its labour rating is 'not good enough'. Little 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 41-50% 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 most of its supply chain. It discloses policies to protect suppliers and workers in its supply chain 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 and exotic animal hair. 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 fur, down, angora or exotic animal skin. There is no evidence it traces any animal products to the first stage of production.
G-Star RAW is rated 'It's a start' overall.