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Skunkfunk & sustainability


Skunkfunk
First milestones, should be better Click here for score rapport: 10 out of 31

Sustainability summary

Skunkfunk has achieved the D-label. Skunkfunk has started to take sustainability into account, such as the substantial use of environmentally preferable raw materials like organic cotton and recycled polyester. Also its climate protection and labour conditions policies form a good basis. But, more transparency and concreteness concerning results realized is needed.

Brand owner: Bizz-Hectic S.L.
Head office: Lezama, Spain
Sector: Casual clothing
Categories : Male, Female
Free Tags: Bags, Caps, Shirts, Pullover, Jackets, Jeans, Dress

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Skunkfunk sustainability score report

Last edited: 16 June 2018 by Kamala
Last reviewed: 16 June 2018 by Mario

Questions about Climate Change/ Carbon Emissions

3 out of 6
1. Is there a policy for the brand to minimize, reduce or compensate carbon emissions? Skunkfunk implements several measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions: they transport 100% of their production by sea freight and their headquarters and shops in Spain are 100% powered by renewable energy (see link, page 30). 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? Skunkfunk has reduced its climate footprint (Scope 1-3) of own operations from 365,20 tons of CO2e in 2015 to 334,88 tons of CO2e in 2016. This represents a decrease of around 8,3% (see link, page 4). Source
3. Is at least 50% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy? Skunkfunk reports that 72% of the energy used at Skunkfunk facilities comes from renewable sources. But, sources, types and additionality of supply are not specified clearly enough (see link, page 7). 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 its absolute ‘own operations’ carbon emissions by at least 20% within the next 5 years? Skunkfunk has set a target to reduce 30% of its greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1-3) by 2020 compared to base year 2015 (see link, page 14). 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 (Scope 3)? Skunkfunk implements measures to compensate greenhouse gas emissions in the production chain that is beyond own operations. In addition, Skunfunk reports on greenhouse gas emissions which were caused in its logistics that is beyond own operations (see link, page 8 – 9). Source

Questions about Environmental Policy

7 out of 12
1. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 5% of its volume? For 2017, Skunkfunk reports that 65% of its raw materials are environmentally preferable. But, for that it involves conventional linen and hemp too, which is not considered eligible according to our criteria. A share higher than 50% can be considered certain however (see link, page 8). 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? Skunkfunk is GOTS certified. This means that during production high environmental standards are maintained for chemical and water use. This certification is applicable to most of its entire collection (see link, page 32). 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? Skunkfunk indicates that manufacturing of its garments is partly GOTS certified, which means that the use of the relevant chemical groups is prohibited, but it is not clear if these chemicals are used in the remaining part of the production. 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? Skunkfunk implements several measures to minimize the environmental impact of its consumer packaging, such as using 100% biodegradable bags and recycled paper. But, aggregate results regarding its annual packaging materials footprint are not made public (see link, page 28 – 29). 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? Skunkfunk implements several measures to reduce its waste material footprint, such as zero-waste fashion design. But, concrete aggregate results regarding its annual waste materials footprint are not made public (see link, page 13). Source
12. Does the brand (company) encourage the return or re-use of garments? Skunkfunk offers in-store recycling to re-use or recycle clothes, in-house repairing service and swapping events (see link, page 29-30). Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

0 out of 13
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? Skunkfunk's collection is partly Fairtrade and GOTS certified, but does not communicate any information on a supplier Code of Conduct (CoC) applicable for all its direct supplying production facilities (see link, page 6 & 32). 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 published list of direct suppliers, that have collectively contributed to more than 90% of the purchase volume? Skunkfunk refers to some of its supply chain partners, but does not provide a significant list of direct suppliers (see link, page 8). Source
5. 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? Skunkfunk refers to the certification scheme GOTS, but it is not clear what percentage of the production volume is certified. Source
6. 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 5. Source
7. Is there a policy for the brand (company) for capacity building at the apparel manufacturers for improved labour practices? Skunkfunk doesn't communicate whether it has a policy for capacity building related to improved labour practices. Source
8. 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? Skunkfunk doesn't report on the results of its labour conditions policy. Source
9. 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? Skunkfunk doesn't publicly report on results of its policies to improve labour conditions at its suppliers, which are verified by eligible third parties. Source
10. 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 9. Source
11. 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? Skunkfunk does not provide concrete information whether living wage payments are realized at its apparel manufacturers. Source
12. 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? Skunkfunk does not publicly report clear results of its implemented measures to improve labor conditions at its fabric manufacturers. However, a part of Skunkfunk's entire collection is certified according to GOTS and Fairtrade. Source
13. 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 12. Source