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Okaidi
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Sustainability summary

Okaidi has achieved the E-label, because only a little information is published about a policy on sustainability. It is hard to see the effort Okaidi is making on sustainability. Therefore, more policy and transparency is needed.

Brand owner: Idkids Group
Head office: Roubaix, France
Sector: Baby and children clothing
Categories : Kids, Baby
Free Tags: Idkids Group, Bags, Pullover, Shirts, Jackets, Jeans, Dress, Shoes, Boots

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Okaidi sustainability score report

Last edited: 11 January 2017 by Hilary
Last reviewed: 11 January 2017 by Mario

Questions about Climate Change/ Carbon Emissions

0 out of 6
1. Has the brand (owner) disclosed the annual absolute climate footprint of its 'own operations', and has it accomplished an overall absolute climate footprint reduction compared to the result of the previous reporting year? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 1. Source
2. Is at least 50% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 1. Source
3. 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 1. Source
4. Has the brand (owner) disclosed the annual absolute climate footprint of its supply chain that is 'beyond own operations? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 1. Source
5. Has the brand (owner) accomplished a reduction of this annual absolute climate footprint 'beyond own operations' compared to the result of the previous reporting year? Score-unknown   Source
6. Has the brand (owner) set a target to make at least its own operations fully climate neutral by 2030, and is the brand on track to achieve this target? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 1. Source

Questions about Environmental Policy

1 out of 12
1. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 5% of its volume? Neither Idkids (brand owner) nor Okaidi communicate a clear policy for substituting conventional raw materials with environmentally friendlier alternatives. 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. Does the brand (company) have an environmental policy related to the ‘wet processes’ within the production cycle, like bleaching and dying of fabrics? It is only mentioned that some products are Oeko-tex certified – which is not sufficient with regard to reporting on eliminating / avoiding hazardous chemicals. 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? See remark for environmental policy question 7. 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 7. Source
10. Does the brand (owner) report what percentage of its consumer packaging materials are renewable or made from recycled materials, and does the brand implement best practices or concrete policies which have reduced the environmental impact of their packaging materials? Idkids communicates that Okaidi 'Lovebag' is made out for recycled materials (plastic bottles). But, concrete aggregate results regarding its packaging materials footprint are not made public. Source
11. Does the brand (owner) publish its absolute waste materials footprint and implement concrete policies to minimize waste, by reducing, re-using and recycling, thereby decreasing its waste footprint compared to the previous reporting year? Neither Idkids nor Okaidi communicate any information about its waste reduction packaging reduction policies. Source
12. Does the brand (company) encourage the return or re-use of garments? Okaidi states to run a campaign ('Lovebag') to encourage consumers to recycle clothes (to bring their children's clothes which are no longer used back into the store.). Since 2007 200 tonnes of textile have been collected. Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

0 out of 16
1. Does the brand (owner) have a supplier Code of Conduct (CoC) which includes all standards to ensure workers' rights such as no child labour, no bonded labour, a safe workplace and no excessive overwork? And is there at least a progress report once every two years on implementation of this Code of Conduct? Neither Idkids (brand owner) nor Okaidi 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 the brand (owner) have a policy to make sure there is a proper grievance mechanism in place for factory workers and are at least 25% of workers informed about their rights regarding this mechanism (e.g. through training)? See remark for labor conditions policy question 1. Source
3. Does the brand (owner) 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
4. Is this supplier list specific? Are e.g. the addresses of direct suppliers included, and/or are the specific products mentioned per factory? Score-unknown   Source
5. Is the list of direct suppliers extended with suppliers further down the supply chain, with a minimum of 40% in number compared to the direct suppliers? Score-unknown   Source
6. Is the brand (owner) a member of a collective initiative that aims to improve labor conditions, in which civil society organizations like NGOs and labor unions have a decisive voice, or does the brand purchase at least 50% from certified manufacturers with improved labor conditions? Neither Idkids nor Okaidi provide a significant list of direct suppliers. Source
7. Does this initiative require clear minimum performance levels for member brands? Score-unknown   Source
8. Is at least 25% of the total production volume at direct suppliers verified under monitoring concerning good labour conditions? Neither Idkids nor Okaidi communicate any information about being part of a collective initiative or purchasing from an accredited supplier. Source
9. Is at least 50% of the total production volume at direct suppliers verified under monitoring concerning good labour conditions? See remark for labor conditions policy question 5. Source
10. Is at least 75% of the total production volume at direct suppliers verified under monitoring concerning good labour conditions? Neither Idkids nor Okaidi provide an annual reporting on the results of its labour conditions policy. Source
11. Is at least 95% of the total production volume at direct suppliers verified under monitoring concerning good labour conditions? Neither Idkids nor Okaidi publicly report on results of its policies to improve labour conditions at its suppliers, which are verified by eligible third parties. Source
12. 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 8. Source
13. Does the brand (owner) publicly commit to a living wage benchmark with defined wages per production region or factory? See remark for labor conditions policy question 8. Source
14. Does the brand (owner) set a target to establish the payment of living wages at its apparel manufacturers, and is the brand on track to achieve this target? Neither Idkids nor Okaidi provide concrete information whether living wage payments are realized at its apparel manufacturers. Source
15. Has the brand (owner) realised payment of living wages for at least 10% of its production volume? Neither Idkids nor Okaidi publicly report clear results of its implemented measures to improve labor conditions at its fabric manufacturers. Source
16. Does the brand (owner) adhere to buying practices that enable living wages and good labour conditions, such as long-term relations with factories, and concentrating production at limited number of factories? Neither Idkids nor Okaidi publicly report on results of its policies to improve labour conditions at its fabric manufacturers, which are verified by eligible third parties. Source