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 its supply chain.
Its labour rating is 'not good enough'. None 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 Fashion Transparency Index. It likely publishes information about its supplier policies, audits and remediation processes. It publishes a detailed list of suppliers in the final stage of production and some information about the second stage of production. It may be publishing some information about forced labour, gender equality or freedom of association. It has a project to improve wages in its supply chain but 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. It uses leather and down. It states that it sources wool from non-mulesed sheep. It does not use angora, fur, exotic animal hair or exotic animal skin. It has committed to eliminating down by a specific date.
G-Star RAW is rated 'It's a start' overall.
Last Updated: August 2020