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Reasonable, could be better Click here for score rapport: 13 out of 34

Sustainability summary

Monki has achieved the C-label. With this score, Monki is on its way towards sustainability, but more improvement is needed. Brand owner H&M Group implements several policy measures to reduce the climate emissions of its own operations and in the supply chain. Around 10% of H&M Groups total consumption of raw materials is made from more environmentally friendly materials, such as organic cotton. H&M Group has signed the Detox Commitment to eliminate hazardous chemical groups from its production and received the 'Avant-Garde' status from Greenpeace. H&M Group collaborates with several organisations, such as Ethical Trading Initiative, to improve the labor conditions in its supply chain. Thereby the company annually reports about the improvements and problems regarding the labour conditions at its suppliers and publishes a supplier list.

Brand owner: H&M Group
Head office: Stockholm, Sweden
Sector: Casual clothing
Categories : Female
Free Tags: H&M Group, Bags, Caps, Shirts, Pullover, Jackets, Jeans, Dress, Shoes

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Monki sustainability score report

Last edited: 16 September 2018 by Amanda
Last reviewed: 16 September 2018 by Mario

Questions about Climate Change/ Carbon Emissions

2 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? H&M Group's climate footprint of own operations (Scope 1&2 / according to the ‘market-based’ methodology by GHG) decreased from 154,753 tons of CO2e in 2015 to 63,690 tons of CO2e in 2017. This represents a decrease of around 56% (see link, page 28 & 52). Source
2. Is at least 50% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy? For 2017, H&M Group reports to have used 96% renewable energy on total electricity consumption. Thereby H&M Group refers to schemes like REC, I-REC and GO certificates. Partly, renewable energy is generated on-site too. Generally however, sources of supply, type of energy and additionality are not specified clear enough (see link, page 50). 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 3. Source
4. Has the brand (owner) disclosed the annual absolute climate footprint of its supply chain that is 'beyond own operations? H&MGroup aims to be climate positive by 2040, but doesn't specify clear target goal milestones for a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions on its way to 2040 (see link, page 28 & 47). 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? H&M Group implements several measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the production chain that is beyond own operations. In addition H&M Group publishes concrete outcomes, which include greenhouse gas emission reductions achieved (see link, page 49 & 52). 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? Score-unknown   Source

Questions about Environmental Policy

5 out of 12
1. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 5% of its volume? In 2017, 35.5% of H&MGroup’s (brand owner of Monki) materials processed were made of more sustainable raw materials, such as recycled materials or organic and BCI cotton. But, H&M Group does not specify clearly, which other 'sustainably sourced materials' are included. A share higher than 10% can be considered certain however (see link, page 35–38). 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? In 2011 H&M Group committed to Greenpeace to the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals and makes sure that these restrictions are understood and applied in its supply chain. In this matter, according to Greenpeace, H&M Group is categorized as a "Avant-Garde". 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, H&M Group has successfully eliminated PFCs from the production of all its garments, effective by 2016 (see link, page 10). 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? H&MGroup 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. 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? H&M Group does not report on the annual results of its consumer packaging policy. 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? H&M Group implements several measures to minimize waste, such as recycling store waste. But, concrete aggregate results regarding its waste materials footprint are not made public (see link, page 44-46). Source
12. Does the brand (company) encourage the return or re-use of garments? Monki customers can drop off any clothes they no longer want or need at Monki brand stores in collaboration with their recycling partner "iCollect". Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

6 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? All these standards are mentioned in H&M Group's Code of Conduct (see link, page 3-5). 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)? Score-unknown   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? 1. Yes, formally registered employment relationship; 2. Maximum working week of 48 hours, voluntary paid overtime of 12 hours maximum; 3. Yes, wages should always be enough to meet the basic needs of employees and their families, and provide some discretionary income (see link, pages 3-5). 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? This right is mentioned, with reference to parallel means for the situation of law restrictions (see link, page 4). 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? Score-unknown   Source
7. Does this initiative require clear minimum performance levels for member brands? H&M Group has published a "Global Supplier List" that accounts for about 98.5% of all commercial pieces produced for the H&M Group. Source
8. Is at least 25% of the total production volume at direct suppliers verified under monitoring concerning good labour conditions? H&M Group is a member of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) . Source
9. Is at least 50% of the total production volume at direct suppliers verified under monitoring concerning good labour conditions? ETI is acknowledged as a Multi-Stakeholder Initiative. Source
10. Is at least 75% of the total production volume at direct suppliers verified under monitoring concerning good labour conditions? H&M Group implements measures to improve labour practices in terms of product and production process quality at its apparel manufacturers - for instance through its 'Fair Wage Method. However, concrete results, such as wages increased or working hours decreased, are not reported (see link, page 63-65). Source
11. Is at least 95% of the total production volume at direct suppliers verified under monitoring concerning good labour conditions? In 2015, H&M Group conducted 3980 factory audits (each active 1. tier factory 1,4 times on average), and published a detailed audit summary report (see link, starting on page 29, and link next question). For 2017 it remains unclear which share of the production volume was covered through monitoring (see link, previous question, page 83-84). 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? H&M Group implements several measures to realize living wage payments at its supplying factories, such as its 'Fair Wage Method' – which covered around 40% of its production volume by 2017. However, whether first living wage payments are realized is not yet clearly specified (see link, pages 64). Source
15. Has the brand (owner) realised payment of living wages for at least 10% of its production volume? H&M Group does not 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? See remark for labor conditions policy question 12. Source