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Hermès

Rated: Not good enough

price: $$$$

location: France

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

Hermès sustainability rating

Planet

2 out of 5

People

2 out of 5

Animals

1 out of 5

Overall rating: Not good enough

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Hermès's environment rating is 'not good enough'. It does not use eco-friendly materials. It complies with its own Restricted Substances List but there is no evidence that it has taken meaningful action to reduce or eliminate hazardous chemicals. It reuses some of its offcuts to minimise textile waste. There is no evidence it has a policy to prevent deforestation in the supply chain.

Its labour rating is 'not good enough'. Most of its final stage of production is undertaken in medium risk countries for labour abuse. It received a score of 31-40% in the Fashion Transparency Index. It likely publishes detailed information about its supplier policies, audits and remediation processes. There is no evidence it ensures payment of a living wage in its supply chain. It discloses some policies to protect suppliers and workers in its supply chain from the impacts of COVID-19.

Its animal rating is 'very poor'. It has a formal animal welfare policy aligned with Five Freedoms. It uses leather, wool, down, angora, fur, exotic animal skin and exotic animal hair. It traces some animal products to the first stage of production.

Hermès is rated 'Not good enough' overall.

Last updated July 2021