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Ralph Lauren

Rated: Not good enough

price: $$$$

location: United States

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

Ralph Lauren sustainability rating

Planet

3 out of 5

People

2 out of 5

Animals

2 out of 5

Overall rating: Not good enough

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Ralph Lauren is owned by Ralph Lauren Corporation.

Its environment rating is 'it's a start'. It uses some eco-friendly materials including organic cotton. It has set a science-based target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated from its own operations and supply chain and it is on track to meet its target. There is no evidence it has a policy to protect biodiversity in its supply chain. It implements water reduction initiatives in some of 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. There is no evidence it implements practices to support diversity and inclusion in most of its supply chain. There is no evidence it ensures payment of a living wage in most of its supply chain. It discloses policies to protect suppliers in its supply chain from the impacts of COVID-19 but not workers.

Its animal rating is 'not good enough'. It has a formal animal welfare policy aligned with Five Freedoms but has no clear mechanisms to implement. It uses leather, exotic animal hair, exotic animal skin and down. 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 or angora. It traces some animal products to the first stage of production.

Ralph Lauren is rated 'Not good enough' overall.

Last updated February 2022