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Helly Hansen

Rated: It's a start

price: $$$$

location: Norway

Helly Hansen uses eco-friendly materials but is not taking adequate steps to ensure payment of a living wage for its workers.

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Overall rating: It's a start

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Helly Hansen is owned by Canadian Tire.

Its environment rating is 'it's a start'. It uses some eco-friendly materials including recycled materials. There is no evidence it minimises textile waste when manufacturing its products. It implements water reduction initiatives in some of its supply chain. There is no evidence it has set a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target.

Its labour rating is 'not good enough'. 'Some of its supply chain is certified by Business Social Compliance Initiative Code of Conduct - BSCI including most of the final stage of production. It received a score of 31-40% in the 2021 Fashion Transparency Index. There is no evidence it implements practices to encourage diversity and inclusion in its direct operations or supply chain. There is no evidence it ensures payment of a living wage in its supply chain. It discloses inadequate 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. 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.

Helly Hansen is rated 'It's a start' overall.

Last updated January 2022