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VAUDE's environment rating is 'it's a start'. It uses a medium proportion of eco-friendly material including recycled materials. There is no evidence it has set a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target. It is certified Bluesign for 71% of its fabrics. It reuses some of its offcuts to minimise textile waste.
Its labour rating is 'good'. Some of its supply chain is certified by Fair Wear Foundation including all of the final stage of production. It has a Code of Conduct that covers all of the ILO Four Fundamental Freedoms principles. It ensures payment of a living wage in some of its supply chain. It traces most of its supply chain including all the final and most of the second stage of production. 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 general statement about minimising animal suffering but not a formal animal welfare policy. It uses leather. 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, exotic animal hair or angora. It traces most animal products to the first stage of production.
VAUDE is rated 'Good' overall.