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Rated: It's a start

price: $$$$

location: United States

Vans has good policies to monitor water use in its supply chain but is not taking adequate steps to ensure payment of a living wage for its workers.

Vans sustainability rating


3 out of 5


3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Overall rating: It's a start

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Vans is owned by VF Corporation.

Its environment rating is 'it's a start'. It uses some eco-friendly materials including recycled materials. It has set a science-based target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated from its own operations and supply chain but it is unclear whether it is on track to meet its target. It implements water reduction initiatives in its supply chain. There is no evidence it minimises textile waste when manufacturing its products.

Its labour rating is 'it's a start'. Some of its supply chain is certified by Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production - WRAP. It received a score of 61-70% in the 2022 Fashion Transparency Index. It implements some practices to encourage diversity and inclusion in its direct operations and supply chain. 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.

Its animal rating is 'it's a start'. It has a formal animal welfare policy aligned with Five Freedoms with clear mechanisms to implement. It uses leather. It states that it sources wool from non-mulesed sheep. 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 August 2022

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