Transparency

Communicating social and environmental impacts and activities with clarity and completeness.

How is this calculated?


History

Level 1: Build a foundation and set ambitions

G-Star publicly acknowledges the social and environmental impacts of its supply chain and the impacts of its own operations and commits to reducing them. The brand continues to publish its Code of Conduct, Restricted Substances List (RSL), and Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL), resulting in a level 1 score of 98%.

Level 2: Make steady progress

G-Star, through its ‘Manufacturing Map’, publicly discloses a list of its suppliers. The brand has set targets to continually manage human rights and labour standards in its supply chain, and publicly discloses performances against these targets. There is an opportunity for the brand to further communicate the targets it has set to reduce environmental impacts, other than those from the supply chain, and publicly discloses performance against these targets, resulting in a level 2 score of 70%.

Level 3: Adopt best practice

G-Star has started to communicate its ambitions to implement circular economy principles. The brand communicates to its consumers on a range of topics such as Fashion Revolution, Plastic Soup and Elwood RFTP. There is an opportunity for the brand to disclose countries of origin for its highest impact raw materials. Furthermore, there is room for the brand to support its strategic direct suppliers to complete externally-facing sustainability communications and reports, leading to a score of 55% at level 3.


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