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Vans

Rated: It's a start

price: $$$$

location: United States

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

Vans sustainability rating

Planet

2 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)


Vans is owned by VF Corporation.

Its environment rating is 'not good enough'. It uses few eco-friendly materials. It has set an absolute 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. There is no evidence it minimises textile waste. There is no evidence it minimises packaging.

Its labour rating is 'not good enough'. 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 Fashion Transparency Index. It likely publishes detailed information about its supplier policies, audits and remediation processes. It publishes a detailed list of suppliers in the final stage of production and some information about the findings of supplier audits. It publishes some information about forced labour, gender equality or freedom of association. There is no evidence it ensures payment of a living wage in most of 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. It states that it sources wool from non-mulesed sheep. It uses down accredited by the Responsible Down Standard. It does not use angora, fur or exotic animal skin. It traces some animal products to the first stage of production.

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

Last updated July 2020

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