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Rated: It's a start

price: $$$$

location: Germany

Hessnatur has good policies to audit suppliers in its supply chain but is not taking adequate steps to reduce textile waste in its supply chain.

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Overall rating: It's a start

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Hessnatur's environment rating is 'it's a start'. It uses a medium proportion of eco-friendly materials including Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) cotton. 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 use of eco-friendly materials reduces its climate impact and limits the amount of chemicals, water and wastewater used in production.

Its labour rating is 'good'. Most of its supply chain is certified by Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) or Fair Wear Foundation. It ensures payment of a living wage in some of its supply chain and has a project to improve wages. It traces most of 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 'not good enough'. It has a general statement about minimising animal suffering but not a formal animal welfare policy. It uses leather, wool and exotic animal hair. It does not use fur, exotic animal skin or angora. It traces most animal products to the first stage of production.

Hessnatur is rated 'It's a start' overall.

Last updated November 2020