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Schiesser
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Sustainability summary

Schiesser has achieved the E-label. This is our lowest possible sustainability score, and Schiesser has earned it by communicating nothing concrete about the policies for environment, carbon emissions or labor conditions in low-wages countries. For us as consumers, it is unclear whether Schiesser is committed to sustainability or not.

Brand owner: Delta Galil Industries Ltd.
Head office: Radolfzell, Germany
Sector: Lingerie & underwear
Categories : Male, Female, Kids
Free Tags: Shirts, Jackets

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Schiesser sustainability score report

Last edited: 31 March 2017 by Mario
Last reviewed: 31 March 2017 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? Delta Galil (brand owner of Schiesser) implements measures to reduce its climate emissions, such as energy conservation at its offices and production facilities (see link, page 66). 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? Delta Galil reduced its own operations climate footprint from 37,211 tons of CO2 in 2013 to 35,800 tons of CO2 in 2014, which represents a reduction of around 4,8%. More recent figures are not published however (see link, page 77). Source
3. Is at least 50% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy? Delta Galil intends to use renewable energy where feasible, but is neither clear about the total percentage share nor about the sources of supply (see link, page 66). 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? Delta Galil had the target to reduce 5% of greenhouse gas emissions per ton product by 2016, with base year 2013. However, more up to date target reductions for its total greenhouse gas emissions of own operations are not specified yet (see link, page 102). 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)? Delta Galil does not communicate a clear policy to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions in the production chain that is beyond own operations (see link, page 74-79). Source

Questions about Environmental Policy

0 out of 12
1. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 5% of its volume? Delta Galil (brand owner of Schiesser) has defined a sustainable fiber strategy. However, the overall proportion (of Schiesser's collection) of environmentally preferred raw materials is not communicated (see link, page 71). 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? Delta Galil implements several measures to limit the use of hazardous chemicals, but does not report concrete results of its policy, and does not published its RSL (see link, page 59, 66 & 82-85). 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? Neither Delta Galil nor Schiesser report whether at least one suspect chemical group, such as azo dyes or phthalates can be considered as fully eliminated from its entire production (see link, page 59, 66 & 82-85). 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. Heeft het merk (bedrijf) een duidelijke doelstelling om de milieu-invloed van de verpakking voor verzendingen en draagtassen te minimaliseren, via reductie, hergebruik, recyclen en verantwoorde inkoop, en rapporteert het merk de resultaten hiervan jaarlijks? Delta Galil implements several measures to minimize the environmental impact of its packaging. However, concrete aggregate results of its packaging materials footprint are not publicly reported yet (see link, page 66, 71, 79 & 102). 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? Delta Galil implements several measures to reduce its waste material footprint. But, concrete aggregate results regarding its waste materials footprint are not made public (see link, page 71-73). Source
12. Does the brand (company) encourage the return or re-use of garments? Neither Delta Galil nor Schiesser report whether the return or re-use of garments by its customers is encouraged. Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

2 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? Delta Galil (brand owner of Schiesser) has published its Ethical Code and indicates applicability for its supplier ('business partner') too. The standards in its Ethical Code are not specified clear enough however (see link, page 18). 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? See remark for labor conditions policy question 1. 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? Delta Galil is a member of Fair Labor Association (FLA) (see link, page 58). 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? FLA is acknowledged as a Multi-Stakeholder-Initiative (MSI). Source
7. Is there a policy for the brand (company) for capacity building at the apparel manufacturers for improved labour practices? Delta Galil does not 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? Delta Galil does not publicly report clear results of its measures to improve labor conditions at its supplying apparel manufacturing factories (see link, page 25, 38-45). 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? See remark for labor conditions policy question 8. 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 8. 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? Delta Galil does not provide concrete information whether living wage payments are realized at its apparel manufacturers (see link, page 94). 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? Delta Galil does not publicly report clear results of its implemented measures to improve labor conditions at its fabric manufacturers. 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