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recolution
Well on the way Click here for score rapport: 20 out of 31

Sustainability summary

recolution has achieved the B-label. According to our criteria, recolution is one of the more sustainable fashion brands. recolution uses more sustainable materials only. Furthermore, its entire collection is GOTS certified. However, there are some improvements to be made, such as publishing its packaging and waste material footprints. Also with regard to climate protection, more points can be earned.

Brand owner: recolution GmbH & Co. KG
Head office: Hamburg, Germany
Sector: Casual clothing
Categories : Male, Female
Free Tags: Shirts, Pullover

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Recolution sustainability score report

Last edited: 10 December 2015 by Pia
Last reviewed: 10 December 2015 by Mario

Questions about Climate Change/ Carbon Emissions

1 out of 6
1. Is there a policy for the brand to minimize, reduce or compensate carbon emissions? Recolution implements several measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as choosing short transportation routes. 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? recolution doesn't publish the annual climate footprint of last years. Source
3. Is at least 50% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy? recolution doesn't communicate its renewable energy policy. 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? recolution doesn't communicate any information on target reductions for its greenhouse gas emissions on its website. 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)? recolution doesn't communicate a policy to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions in the supply chain that is beyond own operations on its website. Source

Questions about Environmental Policy

9 out of 12
1. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 5% of its volume? recolution uses organic cotton for its collection only. 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? recolution clothing is GOTS certified, which means that high standards are maintained for suitable chemical use and water policies during production. This certification is applicable to the entire collection. 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 (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? recolution doesn't communicate any information about its consumer packaging reduction policies. 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? recolution doesn't communicate any information about its waste reduction policies. Source
12. Does the brand (company) encourage the return or re-use of garments? recolution doesn't report whether the return or re-use of garments by its customers is encouraged. Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

10 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? The entire production is GOTS certified, which means that all products are made according to these standards. For GOTS labor conditions standards, see link for labour conditions questions 2&3 below. In GOTS labor conditions standards all these standards are mentioned. 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? In GOTS labor conditions standards: 1. Yes, legally-binding employment relationships; 2. Yes, maximum workweek of 48 hours, overtime (max 12 hours) is voluntary; 3. Yes, commitment to implement payment of living wages. 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? In GOTS labor conditions standards: This right is mentioned, with reference to parallel means for the situation of law restrictions 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? recolution doesn't provide a significant list of direct suppliers. 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? The entire production is GOTS certified, which means that all products are made according to these standards. GOTS is acknowledged as a certification scheme that meets this criteria. 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? GOTS is acknowledged as a certification scheme that meets this criteria. Source
7. Is there a policy for the brand (company) for capacity building at the apparel manufacturers for improved labour practices? recolution doesn't report whether policy measures at its supplying production facilities are implemented to achieve improved labour practices with respect to product and / or production process quality. 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? recolution's entire production is GOTS certified. This implies regular reviews of the labour conditions. 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? 100% of recolution's production volume is GOTS certified. 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? recolution doesn't provide tangible 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? See remark for labor conditions policy question 8. 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 8. Source