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von Jungfeld
Reasonable, could be better Click here for score rapport: 15 out of 31

Sustainability summary

In our latest ranking, von Jungfeld has achieved the C label. With this label, the brand is on its way towards sustainability, but more improvement is needed. Von Jungfeld scores points for its first steps in reducing its carbon emissions, for its use of around 40% organic cotton in its products, and because its products are made in Germany, where labour standards are very high, compared to low wage countries. Von Jungfeld can increase its score by being more open about its carbon emissions, by increasing its use of environmentally prefered materials, and by implementing policies to reduce packaging and waste.

Brand owner: stilfaser GmbH
Head office: Mannheim, Germany
Sector: Lingerie & underwear
Categories : Male, Kids
Free Tags: Socks

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Von Jungfeld 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? von Jungfeld implements measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions which are related to transport of its products. 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? von Jungfeld does not publish the annual climate footprint of last years. It is therefore not clear if the implemented measures actually helped to reduce the total annual greenhouse gas emissions. Source
3. Is at least 50% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy? von Jungfeld does not 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? von Jungfeld does not communicate up to date target reductions for its greenhouse gas emissions of own operations. 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)? von Jungfeld does not communicate a policy to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions in the supply chain that is beyond own operations. Source

Questions about Environmental Policy

4 out of 12
1. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 5% of its volume? Around 40% of von Jungfeld’s entire collection is made of more sustainable raw materials, namely organic cotton. 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? von Jungfeld refers to Oeko-Tex, but does not communicate concrete information on an environmental policy to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from the whole lifecycle and all production procedures to make the clothes. 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? Von Jungfeld communicates that PFC is not used in the production of all its garments (< 1,0 μg/m²). 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? von Jungefeld does not report whether at least three suspect chemical groups, such as azo dyes or phthalates can be considered as fully eliminated from its entire production chain. 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? von Jungfeld does not report on the annual results of its consumer packaging policy. 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? von Jungfeld does not report on the annual results of its waste reduction policy. Source
12. Does the brand (company) encourage the return or re-use of garments? von Jungfeld does not 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? von Jungfeld's products are made in Germany, which is a low risk country / are low risk countries in terms of weak labour conditions. 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? von Jungfeld does not provide a significant list of its direct suppliers in Germany. 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? See remark for labor conditions policy question 1. 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 1. Source
7. Is there a policy for the brand (company) for capacity building at the apparel manufacturers for improved labour practices? See remark for labor conditions policy question 1. 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? See remark for labor conditions policy question 1. 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 1. 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 1. 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? See remark for labor conditions policy question 1. 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? von Jungfeld communicates that yarn are produced in Germany and other European countries, but does not specify which countries. Also, von Jungfeld 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