Sustainable Cotton Ranking 2017


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MAXIMUM SCORE
Policy20.0
Uptake55.0
Traceability25.0
TOTAL SCORE100.0
COLOR
  • Leading the way
  • Well on the way
  • Starting the journey
  • Not yet started
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What do results show?

Sustainability efforts are driven by 5 frontrunners, followed by 8 more companies that are well on their way and 18 others just starting the journey.

Of the 75 companies assessed, the remaining 44 have not yet started the journey.

companies journey
POLICY
  • Top 6: IKEA, Marks & Spencer, C&A, H&M, Nike, Levi Strauss & Co;
  • 17 companies are leading the way, 10 are well on the way, 14 are starting the journey, and 34 have not yet started the journey;
  • 11 companies have a target for sourcing 100% more sustainable cotton by 2020 or earlier: IKEA, C&A, Marks & Spencer, Tchibo, H&M, Adidas, Otto, Nike, Levi Strauss, Woolworths and Decathlon;
  • 19 companies have some kind of target for sourcing more sustainable cotton;
  • 35 companies have no clear policies on cotton.
UPTAKE
  • Top 5: IKEA, Tchibo, Adidas, C&A, H&M;
  • 4 companies are leading the way, 5 are well on the way, 8 are starting the journey, and 58 have not yet started the journey;
  • IKEA, C&A, Tchibo and Adidas stand out for sourcing over 50% of the cotton they use as more sustainable cotton;
  • 22 companies report some sourcing of more sustainable cotton (in volume and/or percentage of total use): 18 companies publicly disclose the percentage of more sustainable cotton used; 20 companies disclosed the volume of more sustainable cotton they use, publicly or in confidence;
  • The rest (53) do not source more sustainable cotton or do not disclose this information publicly.
TRACEABILITY
  • Top 3: Marks & Spencer, C&A, H&M;
  • 1 company is leading the way, 6 are well on the way, 15 are starting the journey, and 53 have not yet started the journey;
  • IKEA, C&A, Marks & Spencer, Otto Group, Woolworths Holding, Tesco (only for its F&F brand), and Hugo Boss publish the absolute volume of all cotton lint used;
  • Only 3 companies publish some information on their tier-2 suppliers (fabric makers) (C&A, H&M and Kering);
  • IKEA, Marks & Spencer, C&A, VF Corporation and Kering publish information on the countries of origin of the cotton they use;
  • 18 companies publish some information on their tier-1 suppliers (finished products) including 6 (C&A, Marks & Spencer, H&M, Nike, Levi Strauss and VF Corporation) publishing 100% of their suppliers for this tier;
  • Only H&M publishes information on their tier-3 suppliers (yarn spinners).
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    • Adidas AG
    • Amazon.com, Inc.
    • American Eagle Outfitters Inc.
    • Arcadia Group Ltd.
    • Ascena Retail Group, Inc.
    • Associated British Foods plc 
    • Benetton Group S.r.l.
    • Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
    • Bestseller A/S
    • C&A Group
    • Calzedonia SpA
    • Camaieu S.A.
    • Carrefour S.A.
    • Carter's, Inc.
    • Casas Pernambucanas
    • Columbia Sportswear Company
    • Decathlon Group
    • El Corte Inglés S.A.
    • Esprit Holdings Ltd
    • Express, Inc.
    • Fast Retailing Co., Ltd.
    • Foot Locker Retail, Inc.
    • Forever21, Inc.
    • G-III Apparel Group
    • Gildan Activewear Inc.
    • Giordano International Limited
    • Giorgio Armani S.P.A.
    • Groupe Auchan SA
    • Grupo Cortefiel
    • Grupo Guararapes
    • Hanesbrands Inc.
    • Heilan group Co. Ltd
    • Hennes & Mauritz AB
    • Hudson's Bay Company
    • Hugo Boss AG
    • IKEA
    • INDITEX S.A.
    • J. C. Penney Company, Inc.
    • Kering
    • Kiabi Europe SAS
    • L Brands Inc.
    • Levi Strauss & Co.
    • Lojas Renner
    • Marks and Spencer plc
    • Max Mara Fashion Group
    • Metersbonwe Group
    • Mr Price group
    • New Look
    • New Yorker Group
    • Next PLC
    • Nike, Inc.
    • Nordstrom, Inc.
    • OTB Group
    • Otto Group
    • Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation
    • Punto Fa, S.L.
    • Ralph Lauren Corporation
    • S Oliver Group
    • Samsung C&T Fashion Group
    • Shanghai La Chapelle Fashion Co
    • TJX Companies, Inc.
    • Target Corporation
    • Tchibo GmbH
    • Tesco PLC
    • The Gap, Inc.
    • Tom Tailor Holding AG
    • Trendy International Group
    • Under Armour, Inc.
    • VF Corporation
    • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
    • Woolworths Holdings Ltd
    • Youngor Group
    • Zalando SE
    • Zhejiang Semir Garment Co., Ltd.
    • lululemon athletica Inc.
Policy
Uptake
Traceability
Total Score
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MAXIMUM SCORE
Policy20.0
Uptake55.0
Traceability25.0
TOTAL SCORE100.0
COLOR
  • Leading the way
  • Well on the way
  • Starting the journey
  • Not yet started
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