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Rated: It's a start

price: $$$$

location: Australia

Kathmandu 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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Kathmandu's environment rating is 'it's a start'. It uses some eco-friendly materials including recycled materials. It has set an absolute target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated from its own operations and supply chain but there is no evidence it is on track to meet it. It has a policy to prevent deforestation of ancient and endangered forests in some of its supply chain. There is no evidence it implements water reduction initiatives in its supply chain.

Its labour rating is 'not good enough'. Some of its supply chain is certified by FLA Workplace Code of Conduct including all of the final stage of production. It received a score of 21-30% in the 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 discloses policies to protect suppliers and workers in its supply chain from the impacts of COVID-19.

Its animal rating is 'good'. It has a formal animal welfare policy aligned with Five Freedoms and has clear mechanisms to implement. It uses leather. It uses down certified by the Responsible Down Standard. It states that it sources wool from non-mulesed sheep. It does not use exotic animal hair, fur, angora or exotic animal skin. It traces most animal products to the first stage of production.

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

Last updated February 2022