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The North Face

Rated: It's a startPrice : $$
Location: United States
Ships To: United States, Canada


The North Face has good policies to eliminate hazardous chemicals in its supply chain but is not taking adequate steps to ensure payment of a living wage for its workers.

Planet

3 out of 5

People

3 out of 5

Animals

4 out of 5

The North Face is owned by VF Corporation.

Its environment rating is 'it's a start'. It uses some eco-friendly materials including recycled materials. It has set an absolute target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated from its own operations and supply chain but there is no evidence it is on track to meet its target. It is certified Bluesign for 39% of its fabrics. There is no evidence it minimises packaging.

Its labour rating is 'it's a start'. Some of its supply chain is certified by Bluesign. It received a score of 51-60% in the Fashion Transparency Index. It likely publishes detailed information about its supplier policies, audits and remediation processes. It publishes a detailed list of suppliers in the final stage of production and some information about the findings of supplier audits. It publishes some information about forced labour, gender equality or freedom of association. 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 'good'. It has a formal animal welfare policy aligned with Five Freedoms. It uses leather. It states that it sources wool from non-mulesed sheep. It uses down certified by the Responsible Down Standard. It does not use fur, exotic animal skin, exotic animal hair or angora. It traces some animal products to the first stage of production.

The North Face is rated 'It's a start' overall.

Last Updated: August 2020

Overall rating: It's a start

The North Face is rated It's a start. Brands are rated from 1 (We Avoid) to 5 (Great).

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