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Rated: We avoid

price: $$$$

location: United States

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

Volcom sustainability rating


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2 out of 5

Overall rating: We avoid

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Volcom is owned by Authentic Brands Group.

Its environment rating is 'very poor'. It uses few eco-friendly materials. There is no evidence it minimises packaging. There is no evidence it reduces its carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions. There is no evidence it minimises textile waste.

Its labour rating is 'not good enough'. Some of its supply chain is certified by the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct. There is no evidence it has worker empowerment initiatives such as collective bargaining or rights to make a complaint. It sources its final stage of production from countries with extreme risk of labour abuse. There is no evidence it ensures payment of a living wage in its supply chain. It audits some of its supply chain but does not specify what percentage. It does not disclose any policies or safeguards to protect suppliers and workers in its supply chain from the impacts of COVID-19.

Its animal rating is 'not good enough'. There is no evidence it has a policy to minimise the suffering of animals. It uses leather and wool. It uses down accredited by the Responsible Down Standard. It does not use fur, exotic animal hair, angora, or exotic animal skin. It traces some animal products to the first stage of production.

Volcom is rated 'We avoid' overall.

Last updated December 2020