Rated: Not good enough
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HEMA's environment rating is 'very poor'. It uses few eco-friendly materials. There is no evidence that it has taken meaningful action to reduce or eliminate hazardous chemicals. There is no evidence it minimises textile waste when manufacturing its products. There is no evidence it reduces its carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions in its supply chain.
Its labour rating is 'not good enough'. Some of its supply chain is certified by Business Social Compliance Initiative Code of Conduct - BSCI in the final stage of production. It received a score of 21-30% 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 its supply chain. It does not disclose adequate policies or safeguards to protect suppliers and workers in its supply chain from the impacts of COVID-19.
Its animal rating is 'not good enough'. It has a general statement about minimising animal suffering but not a formal animal welfare policy. It uses leather. 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, angora, exotic animal hair or exotic animal skin. There is no evidence it traces any animal products to the first stage of production.
HEMA is rated 'Not good enough' overall.