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Trigema
Reasonable, could be better Click here for score rapport: 13 out of 31

Sustainability summary

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

Brand owner: Trigema Inh. W. Grupp e.K.
Head office: Burladingen, Germany
Sector: Sport & outdoor clothing
Categories : Male, Female, Kids
Free Tags: Caps, Shirts, Pullover, Jackets, Dress

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Trigema sustainability score report

Last edited: 26 September 2017 by Mario
Last reviewed: 26 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? Trigema takes several measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such producing solar energy on-site since 2007. 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? Trigema does not publish the annual climate footprint of last years on its website. 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? Trigema reports on the use of renewable energy which is generated by the company itself (solar energy), but is not clear about the proportion related to its total electricity consumption. 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? Trigema mentions using renewable energy for electricity only at its main plant but does not report details of its total climate emissions or any goals to reduce them. 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)? Trigema mentions a policy to minimize emissions in the production chain that is beyond own operations, but does not provide concrete information on measures implemented, or results achieved. Source

Questions about Environmental Policy

1 out of 12
1. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 5% of its volume? Trigema has defined a sustainable fiber strategy. For instance its "TRIGEMA Change" collection is made of 100% organic cotton. 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 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? The production of Trigema's clothing is partly GOTS certified, which means that high standards are maintained for suitable chemical use and water policies during production. This certification is applicable to its "TRIGEMA Change" 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? Trigema does not report whether at least one chemical group, such as Phthalates or APEOs, can be considered as fully eliminated from its entire production. 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? Trigema 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? Trigema does not report on the annual results of its waste materials policy. Source
12. Does the brand (company) encourage the return or re-use of garments? Trigema does not report whether the return or re-use of garments by its customers is encouraged. Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

11 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? Trigema clothes are manufactured to 100% in Germany, which is a low risk country for labour conditions 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? Trigema produces 100% of all products in its own production plant in Germany. It is possible for the general public to visit the production plant or to do a virtual tour of the production plant on the Trigemas website. The name of this service is called: "Die gläserne Fabrik". 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? Since Trigema clothes are 100% Made in Germany - a low risk country - this is sufficent enough to receive this ranking point. 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 5. Source
7. Is there a policy for the brand (company) for capacity building at the apparel manufacturers for improved labour practices? Trigema clothes are manufactured to 100% in Germany, which is a low risk country for labour conditions in terms of weak labour conditions. 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 7. 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 7. 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 7. 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 7. 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? Trigema does not publicly report clear results of its implemented measures to improve labor conditions at its fabric manufacturers, respectively where its supplying European spinning factories are exactly located. 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