Rated: It's a start
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OVS's 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. There is no evidence it implements water reduction initiatives in most of its supply chain. There is no evidence it has an adequate policy protecting biodiversity.
Its labour rating is 'it's a start'. Some of its supply chain is certified by Business Social Compliance Initiative Code of Conduct - BSCI and Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production - WRAP in the final stage of production. It received a score of 71-80% in the 2021 Fashion Transparency Index. There is no evidence it implements practices to support diversity and inclusion in its supply chain. It has a project to improve wages in some of its supply chain but there is no evidence it ensures payment of a living wage. It discloses inadequate 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, wool, exotic animal hair and down. It does not use fur, exotic animal skin or angora. It traces some animal products to the first stage of production.
OVS is rated 'It's a start' overall.