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Papu Stories
Well on the way Click here for score rapport: 22 out of 34

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Brand owner: n.e.i
Head office: n.e.i
Sector: Baby and children clothing
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Papu Stories sustainability score report

Last edited: 18 April 2019 by Shilpa
Last reviewed: 16 April 2019 by Shilpa

Questions about Climate Change/ Carbon Emissions

0 out of 6
1. Has the brand (owner) disclosed the annual absolute climate footprint of its 'own operations', and has it accomplished an overall absolute climate footprint reduction compared to the result of the previous reporting year? Papu Design Oy does not publish the climate footprint of own operations, from 2018 to 2017. Source
2. Is at least 50% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy? Papu Design Oy reports their two business premises use hydroelectricity but it is not clear about sources and the additionality. Source
3. Is all the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 2. Source
4. Has the brand (owner) disclosed the annual absolute climate footprint of its supply chain that is 'beyond own operations? Papu Design Oy has not published any climate footprint of its supply chain from 2016 to 2018. Papu Design Oy plans to calculate its carbon footprint. Source
5. Has the brand (owner) accomplished a reduction of this annual absolute climate footprint 'beyond own operations' compared to the result of the previous reporting year? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 4. Source
6. Has the brand (owner) set a target to make at least its own operations fully climate neutral by 2030, and is the brand on track to achieve this target? Papu Design Oy says they are going to calculate overall carbon footprint considering all the company’s operation and reduce the footprint. However there are no concrete results yet. Source

Questions about Environmental Policy

8 out of 12
1. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 5% of its volume? Papu Design Oy reports it is using environmentally preferred fibres, such as recycled materials, organic cotton and wool 95 % of it's production. Proportions of different materials are not clear a share higher than 5 % can be considered certain however. Source
2. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 10% of its volume? Papu Design Oy reports it is using environmentally preferred fibres, such as recycled materials, organic cotton and wool 95 % of it's production. Proportions of different materials are not clear a share higher than 10 % can be considered certain however. Source
3. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 25% of its volume? Papu Design Oy reports it is using environmentally preferred fibres, such as recycled materials, organic cotton and wool 95 % of it's production. Proportions of different materials are not clear a share higher than 25 % can be considered certain however. Source
4. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 50% of its volume? Papu Design Oy reports it is using environmentally preferred fibres, such as recycled materials, organic cotton and wool 95 % of it's production. Proportions of different materials are not clear a share higher than 50 % can be considered certain however. Source
5. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 75% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 4. Source
6. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 90% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 4. Source
7. Does the brand (company) have an environmental policy related to the ‘wet processes’ within the production cycle, like bleaching and dying of fabrics? All products are made in Finland and Estonia which are low risk countries as high environmental standards are enforced by law. Source
8. Has the brand (company) eliminated at least one suspect chemical group, such as Phthalates or Per fluorinated chemicals from its entire garment production? See remark for environmental policy question 7. Source
9. Has the brand (company) eliminated at least three suspect chemical groups, such as Phthalates or Per fluorinated chemicals from its entire garment production? See remark for labor conditions policy question 7. Source
10. Does the brand (owner) report what percentage of its consumer packaging materials are renewable or made from recycled materials, and does the brand implement best practices or concrete policies which have reduced the environmental impact of their packaging materials? Papu Design Oy reports using recycled/renewable and plastic packaging materials. However, it does not report the total percentage of recycled or renewable materials nor annual reductions for its total consumer packaging. Source
11. Does the brand (owner) publish its absolute waste materials footprint and implement concrete policies to minimize waste, by reducing, re-using and recycling, thereby decreasing its waste footprint compared to the previous reporting year? Papu Design Oy mentions it is active in waste separation and recycling. It gives an example of the utilization of leftover materials in production. They are used for new products, sold to customers or other operators. However, Papu Design Oy does not report on the annual results of its waste reduction policy. Source
12. Does the brand (company) encourage the return or re-use of garments? Papu Design Oy mentions its philosophy is producing long lasting textiles, for example adjustable sizes (for small sizes), unisex and timeless collections. Furthermore Papu mentions to have collaboration with second hand markets and wants to encourage people recycle garments. Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

14 out of 16
1. Does the brand (owner) have a supplier Code of Conduct (CoC) which includes all standards to ensure workers' rights such as no child labour, no bonded labour, a safe workplace and no excessive overwork? And is there at least a progress report once every two years on implementation of this Code of Conduct? Papu Design Oy has published its first Code of Conduct in the beginning of 2019 so there is no progress reporting available yet. Source
2. Does the brand (owner) have a policy to make sure there is a proper grievance mechanism in place for factory workers and are at least 25% of workers informed about their rights regarding this mechanism (e.g. through training)? All products are made in Finland, Estonia and Portugal which are low risk countries and high labor standards are enforced by law. Source
3. Does the brand (owner) have a published list of direct suppliers, that have collectively contributed to more than 90% of the purchase volume? Papu Design Oy publishes its manufacturers and their addresses. Source
4. Is this supplier list specific? Are e.g. the addresses of direct suppliers included, and/or are the specific products mentioned per factory? See remark for labor conditions policy question 3. Source
5. Is the list of direct suppliers extended with suppliers further down the supply chain, with a minimum of 40% in number compared to the direct suppliers? Papu Design Oy has published a complete list of its fabric manufacturers. Source
6. Is the brand (owner) a member of a collective initiative that aims to improve labor conditions, in which civil society organizations like NGOs and labor unions have a decisive voice, or does the brand purchase at least 50% from certified manufacturers with improved labor conditions? All Papu Design Oy products are made in low risk countries in Europe. Source
7. Does this initiative require clear minimum performance levels for member brands? See remark for labor conditions policy question 6. Source
8. Is at least 25% of the total production volume at direct suppliers verified under monitoring concerning good labour conditions? Papu Design Oy produces all garments in Finland 13,8 %, Estonia and Lithuania 22,4 % and Portugal 63,3 % (Tier1) which are low risk countries. Source
9. Is at least 50% of the total production volume at direct suppliers verified under monitoring concerning good labour conditions? See remark for labor conditions policy question 8. Source
10. Is at least 75% of the total production volume at direct suppliers verified under monitoring concerning good labour conditions? See remark for labor conditions policy question 6. Source
11. Is at least 95% of the total production volume at direct suppliers verified under monitoring concerning good labour conditions? See remark for labor conditions policy question 6. Source
12. Does the brand (company) annually report on the results of its labor conditions policy for the leather, yarn and fabric production phases, including a reasonable overview of the number and region of workplaces covered by the policy in relation to the total production volume? Papu Design Oy reports publishes a list of its fabric suppliers which all are located in low risk countries Finland, Lithuania and Portugal. Source
13. Does the brand (owner) publicly commit to a living wage benchmark with defined wages per production region or factory? Papu Design Oy has given an overview of the production countries and only produces in low risk countries. Source
14. Does the brand (owner) set a target to establish the payment of living wages at its apparel manufacturers, and is the brand on track to achieve this target? See remark for labor conditions policy question 6. Source
15. Has the brand (owner) realised payment of living wages for at least 10% of its production volume? See remark for labor conditions policy question 6. Source
16. Does the brand (owner) adhere to buying practices that enable living wages and good labour conditions, such as long-term relations with factories, and concentrating production at limited number of factories? Papu Design Oy reports it has worked for two years with its main suppliers and that it aims for long business relationships. Papu Design Oy further does not mention owning any factories. Source