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Mango & sustainability


Mango
First milestones, should be better Click here for score rapport: 7 out of 36

Sustainability summary

Based on our sustainability criteria, Mango has achieved the D-label. Mango has earned it by communicating hardly any concrete about the policies for environment, carbon emissions or labor conditions in low-wages countries. For us as consumers, it is unclear whether Mango is committed to sustainability or not.

Brand owner: Punto Fa, S.L.
Head office: Palau-solità i Plegamans, Spain
Sector: Retailers
Categories : Female
Free Tags: Bags, Caps, Pullover, Shirts, Jackets, Jeans, Dress, Shoes, Boots

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Mango sustainability score report

Last edited: 22 October 2017 by Beppie
Last reviewed: 23 July 2017 by Mario

Questions about Climate Change/ Carbon Emissions

2 out of 7
1. Is there a policy for the brand to minimize, reduce or compensate carbon emissions? Mango implements several measures to reduce climate emissions, such as energy efficiency measures at its premises (see link, page 52-62). 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? Mango has reduced its total climate footprint of own operations from 300,356 tons of CO2e in 2013 (see link, page 76), to 261,552 tons of CO2e in 2015. This represents a decrease of around 13% (see link next question, page 58). Source
3. Is the efficiency of greenhouse gas emissions below 200 kg CO2-eq per square meter shopping floor per year? Mango communicates it has saved 7,8% of emissions per m2 in stores in Spain in 2015, but does not provide concrete information about an energy efficiency lower than 200 kg CO2e per square meter shopping floor per year (see link, page 60). Source
4. Is at least 50% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy? Mango supports renewable energy generation through offsetting projects, but does not provide concrete information on the use of renewable energy for its own operations (see link, page 60). Source
5. Does 100% of the electricity that the brand (company) uses for its ‘own operations’ come from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 4. Source
6. Has the brand (company) set a target to reduce its absolute ‘own operations’ carbon emissions by at least 20% within the next 5 years? Mango refers to a reduction target for CO2e emissions of at least 40% by 2030, but does not specify clearly its base year (see link, page 60). Source
7. Does the brand (company) also have a policy to reduce/compensate carbon emissions generated from the product supply chain that is beyond own operations (Scope 3)? Mango does not communicate a clear policy to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions in the production chain that is beyond own operations (see link, page 83). Source

Questions about Environmental Policy

3 out of 15
1. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 5% of its volume? In 2015, Mango started to offer sustainable garments by introducing organic cotton in its MANGO and MANGO Baby collections. However, it is not clear what percentage of the total annual volume this represents (see link, page 63). 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? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
7. Is there a policy for the brand (company) to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from the whole lifecycle and all production procedures to make the clothes and footwear? Mango has signed the 'Zero-Discharge Commitment'. Companies that signed this document promise to 'eliminate all hazardous chemicals from the whole lifecycle and all production procedures that are associated with the making and using of company's products, by 2020' (see link, page 57). 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? According to Greenpeace, Mango has successfully eliminated PFCs from the production of all its garments (see link, page 16). 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? Mango does not report whether at least 3 out of 11 suspect chemical groups, such as Phthalates or BFRs can be considered as fully phased-out in the global supply chain already (see link, page 65-67). Source
10. Does the brand (company) have a clear and effective policy to minimize environmental pollution of chromium and other harmful substances from leather tanning processes, e.g. by waste water treatment or by vegetable tanning? Mango does not openly communicate concrete results of its policy to limit chromium and other harmful substances pollution caused by leather tanning processes (including Chromium III, see link, page 65-67). Source
11. Does the brand (company) have a clear target to phase out PVC in their products, and has the brand already achieved a PVC phase out level of more than 90%? Mango communicates that all its fabrics are PVC free, but that certain garment prints and accessories (bags, wallets and belts) do contain PVC. Mango does not specify which percentage of its products is PVC free (see link, page 67). Source
12. Has the brand (company) a clear and effective policy to minimize the use of solvents based chemicals in their shoe production, and has the brand already achieved a level of average max. 40 grams of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) emissions per pair of shoes? Mango does not openly communicate a policy to reduce solvent based chemicals in their clothing production. Source
13. 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? Mango implements several measures to minimize the environmental impact of its consumer packaging. However, concrete aggregate results regarding its packaging materials footprint are not made public (see link, page 52 & 55). Source
14. Does the brand (company) have clear objectives to minimize waste, by reducing, re-using and recycling, and does the brand annually report the results? Mango implements several measures to minimize waste, such as recycling waste generated at its facilities and reports aggregate results regarding its waste produced in weights (see link, page 61). Source
15. Does the brand (company) encourage the return or re-use of garments? Mango does not report, whether the return or re-use of garments by its customers is stimulated. Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

2 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? Mango has a supplier Code of Conduct that includes all standards. 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? 1. Not found. 2. No, not defined as such; 3. No, manufacturers must guarantee that the wages paid to employees strictly comply with all legislation, but those wages may not cover living costs. 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? Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining is mentioned, but no reference to parallel means for the situation of law restrictions. 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? Mango requires that no sandblasting must be used. 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? Mango does not publish a list of names and contact details of its suppliers (see link, page 43 & 44). 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 factories with improved labor conditions? Mango does not mention membership to collective initiatives that aim to improve labour conditions. 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 6. Source
8. Is there a policy for the brand (company) for capacity building at the apparel manufacturers for improved labour practices? Mango does not provide concrete information on capacity building measures at its supplying production facilities for improved labour practices. 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? Although Mango gives detailed reporting on the auditing of apparel manufacturers, it is unclear what percentage of the production volume this represents (see link, page 41-50). Source
10. Is at least 25% of the production volume from apparel manufacturers approved as socially compliant by independent third parties, such as FWF, GOTS or SA8000? Mango does not clearly report if and how much production volume is approved as socially compliant by independent third parties (see link, page 41-50). 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 10. 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? Mango does not provide concrete information about implemented measures to establish the payment of living wages at its direct suppliers. Source
13. Does the brand (company) annually report on the results of its labor conditions policy for the fabric manufacturing phases, including a reasonable overview of the number and region of workplaces covered by the policy in relation to the total production volume? Mango does not report on results of its labour conditions policy for the fabric manufacturing phases from spinning to final fabric. Source
14. Are at least 50% of the fabric manufacturing phases - from spinning to final fabric - approved as socially compliant by independent third parties, such as FLO-Cert, GOTS or SA8000? See remark for labor conditions policy question 13. Source