Rated: Not good enough

price: $$$$

location: United States

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

Lee sustainability rating


2 out of 5


2 out of 5


2 out of 5

Overall rating: Not good enough

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Lee is owned by Kontoor Brands.

Its environment rating is 'not good enough'. It uses some eco-friendly materials including organic cotton. There is no evidence it has set a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target. It implements its own Restricted Substances List but there is no evidence that it has taken meaningful action to eliminate hazardous chemicals in most of its supply chain. It implements water reduction initiatives in its supply chain.

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 31-40% in the 2021 Fashion Transparency Index. There is no evidence it ensures payment of a living wage in most of 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 'not good enough'. It has a formal animal welfare policy aligned with Five Freedoms and has some clear mechanisms to implement. It uses leather and wool. It does not use fur, down, exotic animal hair, exotic animal skin or angora. There is no evidence it traces any animal products to the first stage of production.

Lee is rated 'Not good enough' overall.

Last updated May 2022