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Zalando Essentials

Rated: It's a start

price: $$$$

location: Germany

Zalando Essentials has good policies to audit suppliers but is not taking adequate steps to manage water use in its supply chain

Zalando Essentials sustainability rating


2 out of 5


2 out of 5


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Overall rating: It's a start

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Zalando Essentials is owned by Zalando SE.

Its environment rating is 'not good enough'. It is a member of the Better Cotton Initiative. There is no evidence that it minimises textile waste. It has set a greenhouse gas emissions intensity target but it does not specify whether it relates to its direct operations or its supply chain. It fully complies with REACH. There is no evidence that it implements water reduction initiatives.

Its labour rating is 'it's a start'. It has a Code of Conduct that covers all of the ILO Four Fundamental Freedoms principles. It sources its final stage of production from countries with extreme risk of labour abuse. It does not mention payment of a living wage. It traces some of its supply chain including all of the final stage of production. It audits the final stage of production.

Its animal rating is 'good'. It does not use fur, leather, down, exotic animal skin and angora. It states that it sources wool from non-mulesed sheep. It uses exotic animal hair.

Zalando Essentials is rated 'It's a start' based on information from our own research.

Last updated June 2018