Rated: It's a start
location: United States
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UGG is owned by Deckers Outdoor Corporation.
Its environment rating is 'it's a start'. It uses some eco-friendly materials including repurposed wool. It has a policy to prevent deforestation in the supply chain. 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. It has eliminated some hazardous chemicals from its supply chain but has not set a time-bound target to eliminate all hazardous chemicals.
Its labour rating is 'it's a start'. None 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 51-60% in the 2021 Fashion Transparency Index. It implements gender empowerment initiatives in some of its supply chain. There is no evidence it ensures payment of a living wage in its supply chain. It discloses policies and safeguards to protect suppliers in its supply chain from the impacts of COVID-19 but not workers.
Its animal rating is 'it's a start'. It has a formal animal welfare policy aligned with Five Freedoms and has clear mechanisms to implement. It uses leather and exotic animal hair. It uses down certified by the Responsible Down Standard. It uses some repurposed wool in its wool products. It does not use angora, fur or exotic animal skin. It traces most animal products to the first stage of production.
UGG is rated 'It's a start' overall.