location: United States
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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 a science-based 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 a medium proportion 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 61-70% in the 2021 Fashion Transparency Index. There is no evidence it ensures payment of a living wage in most of its supply chain. It discloses policies to protect suppliers and workers in its supply chain from the impacts of COVID-19.
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. 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 most animal products to the first stage of production.
The North Face is rated 'Good' overall.