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Sustainability summary

Gsus has achieved the E-label. This is our lowest possible sustainability score, and Gsus has earned it by communicating nothing concrete about the policies for environment, carbon emissions or labor conditions in low-wages countries. For us as consumers, it is unclear whether Gsus is committed to sustainability or not.

Brand owner: gsus sindustries
Head office: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Sector: Denim & jeans
Categories : Male, Female, Kids
Free Tags: Shirts, Pullover, Jackets, Jeans, Dress

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Gsus sustainability score report

Last edited: 17 May 2015 by Christin
Last reviewed: 17 May 2015 by Mario

Questions about Climate Change/ Carbon Emissions

0 out of 6
1. Is there a policy for the brand to minimize, reduce or compensate carbon emissions?? Gsus does not openly communicate a policy to reduce carbon emissions, if indeed the brand has one. Sustainability information should be easily accessible to enable consumers to make more responsible choices. Source
2. Has the brand (company) disclosed the annual absolute carbon footprint of its 'own operations' (Scope 1 & 2) and has the brand already reduced or compensated 10% of these emissions in the last 5 years? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 1. Source
3. Is at least 50% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy? Gsus does not openly communicate a policy to reduce carbon emissions, if indeed the brand has one. Sustainability information should be easily accessible to enable consumers to make more responsible choices. Source
4. Is all the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 3. Source
5. Has the brand (company) set a target to reduce the carbon footprint of its 'own operations' by at least 20% within the next 5 years? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 1. Source
6. Does the brand (company) also have a policy to reduce/compensate carbon emissions generated from the product supply chain that is beyond own operations? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 1. Source

Questions about Environmental Policy

0 out of 12
1. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 5% of its volume? Gsus does not openly communicate an environmental policy, if indeed the brand has one. Sustainability information should be easily accessible to enable consumers to make more responsible choices. Source
2. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 10% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
3. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 25% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
4. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 50% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
5. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 75% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
6. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 90% of its volume? Gsus does not openly communicate an environmental policy, if indeed the brand has one. Sustainability information should be easily accessible to enable consumers to make more responsible choices. Source
7. Is there a policy for the brand (company) to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from the whole lifecycle to make the jeans and other apparel? Gsus does not openly communicate an environmental policy, if indeed the brand has one. Sustainability information should be easily accessible to enable consumers to make more responsible choices. Source
8. Has the brand (company) eliminated at least one suspect chemical group, such as Phthalates or Per fluorinated chemicals from its entire garment production? Gsus does not openly communicate an environmental policy, if indeed the brand has one. Sustainability information should be easily accessible to enable consumers to make more responsible choices. Source
9. Has the brand (company) eliminated at least three suspect chemical groups, such as Phthalates or Per fluorinated chemicals from its entire garment production? See remark for environmental policy question 8. Source
10. Does the brand (company) have clear objectives to minimize the environmental impact of its shipping packaging and carrier bags, by reducing, re-using, recycling and responsible sourcing of packaging materials, and does the brand annually report on these results? Gsus does not openly communicate an environmental policy, if indeed the brand has one. Sustainability information should be easily accessible to enable consumers to make more responsible choices. Source
11. Does the brand (company) have clear objectives to minimize waste, by reducing, re-using and recycling, and does the brand annually report the results? Gsus does not openly communicate an environmental policy, if indeed the brand has one. Sustainability information should be easily accessible to enable consumers to make more responsible choices. Source
12. Does the brand (company) encourage the return or re-use of garments? Gsus does not openly communicate an environmental policy, if indeed the brand has one. Sustainability information should be easily accessible to enable consumers to make more responsible choices. Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

0 out of 14
1. Does the brand (company) have a supplier Code of Conduct (CoC) which includes the following standards: No forced or slave labor, no child labor, no discrimination of any kind and a safe and hygienic workplace? Gsus does not openly communicate a labor policy, if indeed the brand has one. Sustainability information should be easily accessible to enable consumers to make more responsible choices. Source
2. Does this CoC include at least two of the following workers rights: 1. to have a formally registered employment relationship 2. to have a maximum working week of 48 hours with voluntary and paid overtime of 12 hours maximum 3. to have a sufficient living wage? See remark for labor conditions policy question 1. Source
3. Does this Code of Conduct include the right for workers to form and join trade unions and bargain collectively; and in those situations where these rights are restricted under law, the right to facilitate parallel means of independent and free association and bargaining? See remark for labor conditions policy question 1. Source
4. Does the brand (company) have a clear and effective health and safety policy for the workers in the finishing process of jeans, at least covering the ban on sandblasting? See remark for labor conditions policy question 1. Source
5. Does the brand (company) have a published list of direct suppliers, that have collectively contributed to more than 90% of the purchase volume? See remark for labor conditions policy question 1. Source
6. Is the brand (company) a member of a collective initiative that aims to improve labor conditions, or does the brand (company) purchase its supplies from accredited apparel manufacturers with improved labor conditions? See remark for labor conditions policy question 1. Source
7. Do independent civil society organizations like NGO's and labor unions have a decisive voice in this collective initiative or in these certification schemes? See remark for labor conditions policy question 1. Source
8. Is there a policy for the brand (company) for capacity building at the apparel manufacturers for improved labour practices? See remark for labor conditions policy question 1. Source
9. Does the brand (company) annually report on the results of its labor conditions policy? Is at least 90% of the brands production volume from apparel manufacturers monitored for labour conditions? See remark for labor conditions policy question 1. Source
10. Voldoet tenminste 25% van het merk haar totale productievolume bij kledingfabrikanten aan de normen voor goede arbeidsomstandigheden volgens onafhankelijke derde partijen, zoals FWF, GOTS en SA8000? See remark for labor conditions policy question 1. Source
11. Is at least 50% of the production volume from apparel manufacturers approved as socially compliant by independent third parties, such as FWF, GOTS or SA8000? See remark for labor conditions policy question 1. Source
12. Does the brand (company) implement a policy to establish the payment of living wages at its apparel manufacturers? Are at least first living wage payments realised? See remark for labor conditions policy question 1. Source
13. Does the brand (company) annually report on the results of its labor conditions policy for the leather, yarn and fabric production phases, including a reasonable overview of the number and region of workplaces covered by the policy in relation to the total production volume? See remark for labor conditions policy question 1. Source
14. Are at least 50% of the brand's leather, yarn and fabric production phases approved as socially compliant by independent third parties, such as FLO-Cert, GOTS or SA8000? See remark for labor conditions policy question 1. Source