Rated: Not good enough
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Kmart Australia's environment rating is 'not good enough'. It uses some eco-friendly materials including organic cotton. It has set an absolute target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated from its own operations but not its supply chain. There is no evidence it minimises textile when manufacturing its products. It has set a target to eliminate hazardous chemicals by 2025 but there is no evidence it is on track to meet its target.
Its labour rating is 'not good enough'. Little of its supply chain is certified by labour standards which ensure worker health and safety, living wages or other labour rights. It received a score of 51-60% in the 2021 Fashion Transparency Index. There is no evidence it ensures payment of a living wage in its supply chain. It discloses some policies and safeguards to protect suppliers and workers in its supply chain from the impacts of COVID-19.
Its animal rating is 'it's a start'. It uses few animal material in its products. It has a formal animal welfare policy aligned with Five Freedoms and has some clear mechanisms to implement. It uses wool, leather and exotic animal hair. It does not use fur, angora or exotic animal skin. There is no evidence it traces any animal products to the first stage of production.
Kmart Australia is rated 'Not good enough' overall.