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Underwear & Lingerie Questions

In this section, you will find the list of 'Underwear & Lingerie' questions that is used in the fashion sector ranking matrices. The questions are categorized into three areas: Labour Conditions and Human Rights, Climate Change, and Ecology. Clicking on a question heading will provide you with more background information, guidelines and possible jurisdiction for the question.

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Questions about Climate Protection

Underwear & Lingerie - Climate Protection Question 1:
Is there a policy for the brand to minimize, reduce or compensate carbon emissions?

Underwear & Lingerie - Climate Protection Question 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?

Underwear & Lingerie - Climate Protection Question 3:
Is at least 50% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy?

Underwear & Lingerie - Climate Protection Question 4:
Is all the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy?

Underwear & Lingerie - Climate Protection Question 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?

Underwear & Lingerie - Climate Protection Question 6:
Does the brand (company) also have a policy to reduce/ compensate carbon emissions generated from the supply/production chain (Scope 3)?

Questions about Environmental Protection

Underwear & Lingerie - Ecology Question 1:
Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 5% of its volume?

Underwear & Lingerie - Ecology Question 2:
Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 10% of its volume?

Underwear & Lingerie - Ecology Question 3:
Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 25% of its volume?

Underwear & Lingerie - Ecology Question 4:
Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 50% of its volume?

Underwear & Lingerie - Ecology Question 5:
Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 75% of its volume?

Underwear & Lingerie - Ecology Question 6:
Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 90% of its volume?

Underwear & Lingerie - Ecology Question 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 jeans and other apparel?

Underwear & Lingerie - Ecology Question 8:
Has the brand (company) eliminated at least one suspect chemical group, such as Phthalates or Per fluorinated chemicals from its entire garment production?

Underwear & Lingerie - Ecology Question 9:
Has the brand (company) eliminated at least three suspect chemical groups, such as Phthalates or Per fluorinated chemicals from its entire garment production?

Underwear & Lingerie - Ecology Question 10:
Does the brand 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?

Underwear & Lingerie - Ecology Question 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?

Underwear & Lingerie - Ecology Question 12:
Does the brand encourage the return or re-use of garments?

Questions about Labour Conditions Policy

Underwear & Lingerie - Labour Policy Question 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?

Underwear & Lingerie - Labour Policy Question 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?

Underwear & Lingerie - Labour Policy Question 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?

Underwear & Lingerie - Labour Policy Question 4:
Does the brand (company) have a published list of direct suppliers, that have collectively contributed to more than 90% of the purchase volume?

Underwear & Lingerie - Labour Policy Question 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?

Underwear & Lingerie - Labour Policy Question 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?

Underwear & Lingerie - Labour Policy Question 7:
Is there a policy for the brand (company) for capacity building at the apparel manufacturers for improved labour practices?

Underwear & Lingerie - Labour Policy Question 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?

Underwear & Lingerie - Labour Policy Question 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?

Underwear & Lingerie - Labour Policy Question 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?

Underwear & Lingerie - Labour Policy Question 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?

Underwear & Lingerie - Labour Policy Question 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 number and region of workplaces covered by the policy in relation to the total production volume?

Underwear & Lingerie - Labour Policy Question 13:
Are at least 50% of the brand's leather, yarn and fabric production phases approved as socially compliant by independent third parties, such as FLO-Cert, GOTS or SA8000?