Rated: Not good enough

price: $$$$

location: United States

Nordstrom is not taking adequate steps to eliminate hazardous chemicals in its supply chain.

Nordstrom sustainability rating


2 out of 5


2 out of 5


2 out of 5

Overall rating: Not good enough

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Nordstrom's rating applies to the Nordstrom house apparel brands only and does not cover other brands stocked by Nordstrom or other categories of products outside of apparel.

Its environmental rating is 'not good enough'. It uses few eco-friendly materials. There is no evidence it minimises textile waste when manufacturing its products. There is no evidence it has taken meaningful action to reduce or eliminate hazardous chemicals. There is no evidence it implements water reduction initiatives.

Its labour rating is 'not good enough'. None 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 21-30% in the 2021 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 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 basic formal policy to protect animal welfare. It uses leather, down and exotic animal hair. It has a policy to source wool from non-mulesed sheep but does not provide evidence on how it is implemented. It does not use fur, exotic animal skin or angora. There is no evidence it traces any animal products to the first stage of production.

Nordstrom is rated 'Not good enough' overall.

Last updated January 2022