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Miu Miu & sustainability


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Sustainability summary

Based on our sustainability criteria, Miu Miu has achieved the E-label. This is our lowest possible sustainability score, and Miu Miu 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 Miu Miu is committed to sustainability or not.

Brand owner: Prada S.p.A.
Head office: Milan, Italy
Sector: Luxury brands
Categories : Female
Free Tags: Prada Group, Bags, Pullover, Jackets, Dress, Shoes

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Miu Miu sustainability score report

Last edited: 27 March 2017 by Bianca F.
Last reviewed: 27 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? Prada Group (brand owner of Miu Miu) implements several measures to reduce energy consumption, including the replacement of heating and air conditioning equipment in factories in 2015, a project to replace lights with low-consumption LED lighting, and working towards the use of 100% renewable energy (see link, page 44). 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? Prada Group increased its own operations climate footprint (Scope 1&2) from 65,744 tons of CO2 in 2013 to 80,551 tons of CO2 in 2015, which represents an increase of around 22,5% (see link, page 44). Source
3. Is at least 50% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy? Prada Group reports on the use of renewable energy for some of its facilities and a policy to increase this use to 100% in a ‘long-term plan’, but is not clear about the current overall share of renewable energy consumption and the sources of renewable energy supply (see link, page 44). 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? Prada Group does not communicate information on total target reductions for its greenhouse gas emissions of own operations. Source
6. Does the brand (company) have a policy and reports on tangible results to reduce / compensate carbon emissions generated from the production chain (Scope 3)? Prada Group does not communicate a policy to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions in the production chain that is beyond own operations. Source

Questions about Environmental Policy

2 out of 16
1. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 5% of its volume? Prada Group mentions that all leather comes with a certificate of origin guaranteeing compliance with its Restricted Substances List (RSL) and that it complies with all relevant regulations, such as the CITES, but does not specify what percentage of its total volume is environmentally preferred (see link, page 20). 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. Does the brand have a clear and effective policy to avoid the use of leather that originates from cattle farms in deforestated Amazone areas? Prada Group does not communicate any policy to avoid the use of leather from deforested Amazon areas. However, Prada Group mentions that in 2015, 18% of leather came from outside Europe (see link, page 21). Source
8. Does the brand (company) have a clear and effective policy to minimize environmental pollution of chromium and other harmful substances from leather tanning processes, e.g. by waste water treatment or by vegetable tanning? Prada Group does not openly communicate a policy to limit chromium and other harmful substance pollution caused by leather tanning processes. Source
9. Is there a policy for the brand (company) to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from the whole lifecycle and all production procedures to make the garments? Prada Group implements measures to limit the use of hazardous chemicals, but does not report the results of its policy, and does not published its RSL (see link, page 22). Source
10. Has the brand (company) eliminated at least one suspect chemical group, such as Phthalates or Per fluorinated chemicals from its entire garment production? Prada Group does not report whether any suspect chemical groups have been phased out of the production chain. Source
11. 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 10. Source
12. Does the brand (company) have a clear target to phase out PVC in their products, and has the brand already achieved a PVC phase out level of more than 90%? Prada Group does not communicate a plan to phase out PVC in their products. Source
13. Has the brand (company) a clear and effective policy to minimize the use of solvents based chemicals in their shoe production, and has the brand already achieved a level of average max. 40 grams of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) emissions per pair of shoes? Prada Group does not communicate a policy to reduce solvent based chemicals in their shoe production. Source
14. 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? Prada Group implements measures to minimize the environmental impact of its packaging, such as the use of recycled and FSC certified paper. Furthermore, concrete aggregate results regarding its consumer packaging materials footprint are made public (see link, page 45). Source
15. Does the brand (company) have clear objectives to minimize waste, by reducing, re-using and recycling, and does the brand annually report the results? Prada Group implements several measures to reduce its waste material footprint, such as minimizing waste and recycling (see link, page 45). But, concrete aggregate results regarding its waste materials footprint are not made public. Source
16. Does the brand (company) encourage the return or re-use of garments? In Prada Group's directly operated stores post sales services including care and repair are offered (see link, page 29). Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

0 out of 14
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? Prada Group claims that it has a Code of Ethics that sets minimum standards for suppliers regarding the rights of employees and working conditions, including zero tolerance for child labor and forced labor (see link to previous question, page 36). However, these specific standards cannot be found in the Code of Ethics document available on the website. 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 this labour conditions policy also apply further down the production chains, at least covering the leather production or the animal farms? See remark for labor conditions policy question 1. Source
5. Does the brand (company) have a published list of direct suppliers, that have collectively contributed to more than 90% of the purchase volume? Prada Group does not provide a list of direct suppliers.But, the Group reports that in 2015, from about 450 raw materials suppliers, around 80% are located in Italy and 14% in Europe. Purchasing volumes are provided for leather, fabrics, yarns and shoe bottoms, representing 2/3 of the cost of all raw materials and semi-finished product (see link, page 21). Source
6. 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? Prada Group does not communicate any information about being part of a collective initiative or purchasing from an accredited supplier. Source
7. 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 6. Source
8. Is there a policy for the brand (company) for capacity building at the apparel manufacturers for improved labour practices? Prada Group does not provide concrete information on capacity building measures at its supplying production facilities for improved labour practices. Source
9. 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? Prada Group does not report outcomes or results of its policies to improve labor conditions at its manufacturers. In 2015, Prada Group reported not to have used external companies for carrying out audits with respect to labor practices throughout the supply chain (see link, page 50). Source
10. 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? The Prada Group does not report on results of its policies to improve labor conditions at its suppliers, which are verified by eligible third parties. Although many of Prada Group’s suppliers are based in Europe, it is unclear what part of the total production volume is socially verified (see link, pages 19-21). Source
11. 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 10. Source
12. 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? Prada Group does not provide concrete information about measures to establish the payment of living wages at its direct suppliers. Source
13. 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? Prada Group reports that in 2015, from about 450 raw materials suppliers, about 80% are located in Italy and 14% in Europe. And, 18% of its leather is sourced from outside Europe. Other raw material purchasing volumes are also provided. But, results of its social policy for the production phases are not provided (see link, page 21). Source
14. Are at least 50% of the brand's leather, yarn and fabric production phases approved as socially compliant by independent third parties, such as FLO-Cert, GOTS or SA8000? See remark for labor conditions policy question 13. Source