American Eagle Outfitters Inc. scores 11 out of 100 points and is starting the journey. It is one the companies leading the way in the area of policy but this has not yet been translated into uptake or traceability. All brands of American Eagle Outfitters are members of the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI).
The company addresses environmental and social issues in cotton cultivation through its membership of the BCI. American Eagle has also signed the Responsible Sourcing Network’s pledge to not knowingly source Uzbek cotton. The company does not have policies in place to address any of the environmental and social cotton production policy issues that were the subject of this ranking. The company has a From Blue to Green denim recycling program. It partners with I:CO (I:Collect) having commenced a zero-waste textile initiative to ensure unwanted textiles are recycled. American Eagle Outfitters Inc. does not have a public time-bound target to source cotton more sustainably.
The company does not publish any information about volumes of more sustainable cotton sourced, either in percentage or absolute terms.
American Eagle Outfitters does not publish information on the absolute volume and origin of the cotton used in its products. The company does not provide information on its suppliers (finished product, fabric manufacturers, yarn spinners).