location: United States
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Patagonia's environment rating is 'good'. It uses a high proportion of eco-friendly materials including recycled materials. It has conducted research with industry bodies on the impact of microplastics. There is no evidence it has a policy to prevent deforestation in the supply chain. It implements greenhouse gas emissions reduction activities throughout its supply chain to reduce its climate impact.
Its labour rating is 'good'. Some of its supply chain is certified by FLA Workplace Code of Conduct and Fair Trade USA in the final stage of production. It received a score of 51-60% in the 2021 Fashion Transparency Index. It ensures payment of a living wage in some of the final stage of production. It discloses policies to protect suppliers in its supply chain from the impacts of COVID-19 but not workers.
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 and exotic animal hair. It uses wool certified by the Responsible Wool Standard. It uses down certified by the Responsible Down Standard. It does not use fur, exotic animal skin or angora. It traces most animal products to the first stage of production.
Patagonia is rated 'Good' overall.