Rated: Not good enough

price: $$$$

location: Italy

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

Prada sustainability rating


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Overall rating: Not good enough

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Prada is owned by Prada Group.

Our “Planet” rating evaluates brands based on the environmental policies in their supply chains, from carbon emissions and wastewater to business models and product circularity. Here we rate Prada “It's a Start”. These are a few factors influencing its score:

  • It uses some lower-impact materials including recycled materials.
  • It claims to use Leather Working Group certified tanneries but doesn’t specify details about its certification.
  • It produces long-lasting products.
  • It’s set a science based target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in both its direct operations and supply chain but there’s no evidence it is on track.

Workers’ rights are central to our “People” rating, which assess brands’ policies and practices on everything from child labour to living wages and gender equality. Here we rate Prada “Not Good Enough”. These are a few factors influencing its score:

  • It partly traces its supply chain including the final and some of the second production stages.
  • It doesn't disclose where all of its final production stage occurs.
  • It provides a confidential complaints mechanism for workers in its supply chain to report suspected modern slavery.
  • Its Code of Conduct covers ILO Four Fundamental Freedoms principles.
  • There’s no evidence it ensures workers are paid living wages in its supply chain.
  • It’s taken insufficient steps to remediate its links to cotton sourced from Xinjiang, a region in China at risk of Uyghur forced labour.

Brands’ animal welfare policies and, where applicable, how well they trace their animal-derived products are the focus of our “Animals” rating. Here we rate Prada “Very Poor”. These are a few factors influencing its score:

  • It has a formal policy aligned with the Five Domains.
  • It appears to use leather, wool, angora, exotic animal skin, shearling, exotic animal hair, decorative feathers, and silk.
  • It doesn’t appear to use fur.
  • Responsible Down Standard certifies the down it uses.
  • It traces some animal-derived materials to the first production stage.
  • It’s committed to eliminating some animal-derived materials but has not set a target date.

Based on all publicly available information we’ve reviewed, we rate Prada “Not Good Enough” overall.

Last updated April 2024