Zara is owned by Inditex.
Its environment rating is 'not good enough'. It uses few eco-friendly materials. There is no evidence it minimises textile waste when manufacturing its products. It uses recycled packaging. 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.
Its labour rating is 'not good enough'. Half of its final stage of production is undertaken in Spain, a medium risk country for labour abuse. 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 its supply chain. It discloses some policies to protect suppliers and workers in its supply chain from the impacts of COVID-19.
Its animal rating is 'not good enough'. It has a formal animal welfare policy aligned with Five Freedoms. It uses leather, down and exotic animal hair. It states that it sources wool from non-mulesed sheep. It does not use fur, angora or exotic animal skin. There is no evidence it traces any animal products to the first stage of production.
Zara is rated 'Not good enough' overall.
Last Updated: July 2020