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United Colors of Benetton

Rated: Not good enough

price: $$$$

location: Italy

United Colors of Benetton is not taking adequate steps to minimise textile waste in its supply chain.

United Colors of Benetton sustainability rating


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Overall rating: Not good enough

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United Colors of Benetton is owned by Benetton Group.

Its environment rating is 'not good enough'. It uses some eco-friendly materials including organic cotton. There is no evidence it has set a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target. There is no evidence it minimises textile waste when manufacturing its products. There is no evidence it has a policy to protect biodiversity in its supply chain.

Its labour rating is 'it's a start'. Some of its supply chain is certified by Social Accountability International - SA8000 in the final stage of production. It received a score of 51-60% in the 2021 Fashion Transparency Index. There is no evidence it implements practices to support diversity and inclusion in its supply chain. There is no evidence it ensures payment of a living wage in its supply chain. It discloses some policies and safeguards to protect suppliers and workers in its supply chain from the impacts of COVID-19.

Its animal rating is 'not good enough'. It has a formal animal welfare policy aligned with Five Freedoms but has no clear mechanisms to implement. It uses leather, wool and exotic animal hair. It uses down accredited 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.

United Colors of Benetton is rated 'Not good enough' overall.

Last updated February 2022