• COUNTRY OF HQ
  • UK
  • SELECTION OF SUBSIDIARIES
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PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS COTTON RANKING 2017

How is the company performing?

Score
2.5
Policy
2.5
Uptake
0
Traceability
0

Where is Next PLC on the journey to sustainable cotton?

Not yet started Next PLC in 2017
Starting the journey
Well on the way
Leading the way
Company performance analysis
OVERALL

Next scores 2.5 out of 100 points and has therefore not yet started. The company states a commitment to sourcing raw materials more sustainably, but does not specify how it intends to do so.

POLICY

Although the company is committed to sourcing raw materials in a more sustainable manner, Next has no policies in place that address water, pesticide and biodiversity related issues in cotton cultivation. The company does not address labour or human rights violations in cotton cultivation and does not communicate a time bound target to source cotton more sustainably. No recycling policy or initiative on textile or cotton is currently in place.

UPTAKE

Next does not publish any information about volumes of more sustainable cotton sourced, either in percentage or absolute terms.

TRACEABILITY

Next claims that making improvements in supply chain traceability and transparency is a key focus area and that it is working closely with its suppliers to understand where the raw materials come from. However, at the moment, the company does not publish information on the absolute volume and origin of the cotton used in its products. It also does not provide information on its suppliers (finished product, fabric manufacturers, yarn spinners).

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