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River Island

Rated: Not good enough

price: $$$$

location: United Kingdom

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

River Island sustainability rating

Planet

2 out of 5

People

2 out of 5

Animals

2 out of 5

Overall rating: Not good enough

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River Island's environment rating is 'not good enough'. It uses some eco-friendly materials including organic cotton. There is no evidence it has taken meaningful action to reduce or eliminate hazardous chemicals. There is no evidence it reduces its carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions in its supply chain. There is no evidence it implements water reduction initiatives.

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. 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 discloses partially adequate policies or safeguards to protect suppliers and workers in its supply chain from the impacts of COVID-19. p>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, 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, angora or exotic animal skin. It traces some animal products to the first stage of production.

River Island is rated 'Not good enough' overall.

Last updated February 2022