The Fashion Transparency Index: 2019 report ranks world’s biggest brands

A new report revealed that Adidas, Reebok and H & M were leaders in the supply chain transparency. The Fashion Transparency Index has qualified 200 of the world’s leading brands (annual sales of over $ 500 million) according to the publication “Policies and Commitments, Public Administration, Traceability, Evaluation and Disposal of Suppliers and New”. “Iconic problems” that deal with equality, decent work, climate measures, responsible consumption and production.

Adidas, Reebok, Patagonia, Esprit and H & M achieved the highest value in the range of 61-70% of a total of 250 points converted to percent. Asos, Marks & Spencer and Gap are among the best known brands in 51-60%. Gucci and Bottega Veneta, both owned by Kering Group, were the best rated luxury brands in the report, both between 31 and 40 percent, but reached 100 percent in policy analysis and engagement and governance.

The biggest improvements since last year are Dior (+ 22%), Sainsbury and Nike (21%), New Balance (18%) and Marc Jacobs (17%).

In the lower part of the spectrum, there are 72 out of 250 marks in the 0-10% range, the most densely populated area. This report identified the report’s five brands that had reached 0% this year (compared to nine in 2018), such as Elie Tahari, Jessica Simpson, Mexx, Tom Ford and the Chinese brand Youngor.

“There’s still a lot to do,” says director and screenwriter Sarah Ditty in the index. He noted that the index had evolved as a “tool to visualize what the main fashion brands reveal about their human rights and environmental protection policies.” Exercises and effects. “Ditty’s team led the survey of the report between December 2018 and this month, and believes that the inclusion in the report and progress made the brands more transparent.

“There is still no detailed information on the results and impact of their efforts. The average of the major fashion brands and retailers is only 21%, indicating that there are still many good brands behind.” Leading brands reveal very little information and data about their purchasing practices, so we still do not know what the brands are doing to be responsible business partners from the suppliers. ”

The first report in 2017 was for 100 brands. 50 was added last year, 50 more this year. The team hopes to achieve the same goal in 2020. Among the brands reviewed in the three annual reports, average scores have increased by 8.9%. 2019 was the first year in which each brand made more than 60 percentage points.

The report says it will not have “empty and well-written words for vision and commitment” from the brands, but “material information” coincides with the sixth anniversary of the Rana Plaza case in Bangladesh, involving 1,138 textile workers. The death of the work also participates in Fashion Revolution Week, which aims to educate consumers and encourage them to ask, “Who made my clothes?”

“The Fashion Transparency Index is a useful tool for interacting with the world’s leading fashion brands and retailers about what they can do to be more transparent,” the report says. “We believe this is the first step for these leading brands to assess human rights and the environmental impact of their business practices.”