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Uniqlo

Rated: It's a start

price: $$$$

location: Japan

Uniqlo has good policies to audit suppliers in its supply chain but is not taking adequate steps to ensure payment of a living wage for its workers.

Uniqlo sustainability rating

Planet

3 out of 5

People

2 out of 5

Animals

3 out of 5

Overall rating: It's a start

Our ratings are based on a scale from 1 (We avoid) to 5 (Great)


Uniqlo's environment rating is 'it's a start'. It uses some eco-friendly materials including recycled materials. It has set an intensity target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated from its own operations but there is no evidence it has set an absolute target. It minimises packaging. It has a policy approved by CanopyStyle to prevent deforestation of ancient and endangered forests in its supply chain.

Its labour rating is 'not good enough'. Some of its supply chain is certified by FLA Workplace Code of Conduct 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 discloses policies 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. It uses leather and exotic animal hair. 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 or angora. It traces some animal products to the first stage of production.

Uniqlo is rated 'It's a start' overall.

Last updated July 2020

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