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Schöffel
Reasonable, could be better Click here for score rapport: 12 out of 31

Sustainability summary

Schöffel has achieved the C-label. Schöffel is on its way towards sustainability, but more improvement is needed.

Brand owner: Schöffel Sportbekleidung GmbH
Head office: Schwabmünchen, Germany
Sector: Sport & outdoor clothing
Categories : Male, Female, Kids
Free Tags: Caps, Shirts, Pullover, Jackets, Pants

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Schöffel sustainability score report

Last edited: 15 September 2017 by Mario
Last reviewed: 15 September 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? Schöffel implements several measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as using renewable energy. 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? Schöffel does not publish the annual climate footprint of last years. So it is not clear if the policy 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? Schöffel reports various methods of energy re-use and reduction at their head-office, but does not report on the percentage of this generated renewable energy that is used relative to total energy use. 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? Schöffel does not communicate any information on target reductions for its greenhouse gas emissions. 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)? Schöffel does not communicate a clear policy to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions in the production chain that is beyond own operations. Source

Questions about Environmental Policy

2 out of 12
1. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 5% of its volume? Schöffel has defined a sustainable fiber strategy. However, the overall proportion of environmentally preferred raw materials is not communicated. 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 carbon emissions 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? Schöffel's clothing is bluesign® certified, which means that high standards are maintained for suitable chemical use and water policies during production. This certification is applicable to a part of 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? Schöffel communicates it aims to phase out PFC by 2020, and has already phased out PFOA. However, whether at least one other chemical group, such as Phthalates or Azo Dyes, can be considered as fully eliminated from its entire production remains unclear. 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? Schöffel 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? Schöffel 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? Schöffel offers its customers the opportunity to make use of its repair service, however this is in German only, and therefore seems only applicable to customers from Germany. Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

9 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? Schöffel has its own code of conduct for suppliers and is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF). This code covers all criteria mentioned (see link, page 10 & 11). 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? Yes, the code of Schöffel is binding for all 3 of the criteria mentioned (see link, page 10 & 11). 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? This right is mentioned, with reference to parallel means for the situation of law restrictions (see link, page 10). 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? Schöffel has published a list of production partners which covers 100% of the total purchase volume (see link, page 20 & 21). 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? Schöffel is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) (see link, page 7). 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? In the Wear Foundation (FWF) NGO s and trade unions have a say and a right to share in decision making. Source
7. Is there a policy for the brand (company) for capacity building at the apparel manufacturers for improved labour practices? Schöffel does not report whether 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? Schöffel has a publicly available audit report on the FWF website. In 2016, 96% of Schöffel's production volume was under monitoring on apparel manufacturer level (see link, page 3). 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? Schöffel's labour conditions policy for apparel manufacturers is rated with the 'Leader' status by 'Fair Wear Foundation' (FWF) (see link, page 3). 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? Schöffel implements corresponding measures and projects, such as in Vietnam. But, concrete results of realized living wage payments are not yet reported. 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? Schöffel does not publicly report clear results of its policy measures to improve labour 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? Schöffel does not publicly report on results of its policies to improve labour conditions at its fabric suppliers, which are verified by eligible third parties. Source