Rated: Not good enough

price: $$$$

location: United Kingdom

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

Topman sustainability rating


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Overall rating: Not good enough

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Topman is owned by Arcadia Group.

Its environment rating is 'not good enough'. It uses few eco-friendly materials. It has fast fashion traits such as on trend styles and regular new arrivals. There is no evidence it has set a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target. There is no evidence it has taken meaningful action to reduce or eliminate hazardous chemicals.

Its labour rating is 'not good enough'. Some of its supply chain is certified by Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit - SMETA Best Practice Guidance including all of the final stage of production. It received a score of 31-40% in the Fashion Transparency Index. It likely publishes information about its supplier policies, audits and remediation processes. It likely publishes a list of suppliers in the final stage of production but not the second stage. It may be publishing limited information about forced labour, gender equality or freedom of association. There is no evidence it ensures payment of a living wage in its supply chain. It does not disclose any policies or safeguards to protect suppliers and workers in its supply chain from the impacts of COVID-19.

Its animal rating is 'it's a start'. It has a general statement about minimising animal suffering but not a formal animal welfare policy. It does not use fur, down, exotic animal skin or hair. It states that it sources wool from non-mulesed sheep. It uses leather. There is no evidence it traces any animal products to the first stage of production.

Topshop is rated 'not good enough' overall.

Last updated July 2020