Woolworths Holdings Ltd

  • COUNTRY OF HQ
  • South Africa
  • SELECTION OF SUBSIDIARIES
  • Country Road
  • Witchery
  • Mimco and Trenery
PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS COTTON RANKING 2017

How is the company performing?

Score
30.3
Policy
13.5
Uptake
11.8
Traceability
5

Where is Woolworths Holdings Ltd on the journey to sustainable cotton?

Not yet started
Starting the journey
Well on the way Woolworths Holdings Ltd in 2017
Leading the way
Company performance analysis
OVERALL

Woolworths obtained 30.3 out of 100 points, making it the tenth best performing company. The company is a member of the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI).

POLICY

The company’s commitment to sourcing more sustainable cotton is reflected in its BCI membership. It addresses environmental and social issues in cotton cultivation through this membership. The company does not have specific policies to address issues such as the elimination of highly hazardous pesticides, reducing water use, biodiversity or labour issues in cotton cultivation. The company has no initiatives to further cotton recycling. Woolworths aims to have sourced at least 15% of its cotton as Better Cotton by end of 2017, and by 2020 100% of its cotton.

UPTAKE

The company sourced 23% of the total volume of cotton as more sustainable. This number includes both organic as well as Better Cotton and amounts to 4,161 metric tonnes of sustainable cotton.

TRACEABILITY

Woolworths provides detailed figures on the absolute volumes of cotton sourced without an indication of countries of origin. The company does not provide information on its suppliers (finished product, fabric manufacturers, yarn spinners).

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