Rated: Not good enough

price: $$$$

location: United States

Guess is not taking adequate steps to ensure payment of a living wage for its workers.

Guess sustainability rating


2 out of 5


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3 out of 5

Overall rating: Not good enough

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Guess's environment rating is 'not good enough' It uses few eco-friendly materials. It has set an intensity target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated from its own operations but it has not set a supply chain target. It has a policy approved by CanopyStyle to prevent deforestation of ancient and endangered forests in its supply chain. There is no evidence it minimises textile waste when manufacturing its products.

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 31-40% in the Fashion Transparency Index. It likely publishes information about its supplier policies, audits and remediation processes. It likely publishes a list of suppliers in the final stage of production but not the second stage. It may be publishing limited information about forced labour, gender equality or freedom of association. There is no evidence it ensures payment of a living wage in 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 'it's a start'. It has a formal animal welfare policy aligned with Five Freedoms. It uses leather. It states that it sources wool from non-mulesed sheep. It uses down accredited by the Responsible Down Standard. It does not use angora, fur or exotic animal skin. It traces some animal products to the first stage of production.

Guess is rated 'Not good enough' overall.

Last Updated: August 2020