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Brand owner: Reima Oy
Head office: Vantaa, Finland
Sector: Baby and children clothing
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Reima sustainability score report

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? Reima has a goal for a smaller carbon footprint and it participates in WWF's Green Office program. Reima reports they aim to begin measuring the CO2 emissions of their whole operations. Source
2. Is at least 50% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy? Reima reports they are trying to ensure 100% renewable energy for the HQ. However Reima does not report its renewable energy policy any further. Sustainability information should be easily accessible for consumers to make responsible choices. 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? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 1. 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 1. 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? Reima mentions it has a target to reduce its absolute climate footprint, but this is a relative reduction goal with no concrete timeline or percentage. Source

Questions about Environmental Policy

1 out of 12
1. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 5% of its volume? Reima does mention environmentally preferred fibers like Lyocell, organic cotton and recycled fibers. In 2018, about 2% of Reima’s purchase volume was made with these environmentally preferable materials. Source
2. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 10% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
3. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 25% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
4. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 50% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
5. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 75% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
6. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 90% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 1. 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? Materials used by Reima are required to meet Oeko-Tex 100.This standard is not eligible for this question since it does not cover criteria to chemical use during the production stages. Reima mentions also Bluesign® which standars are eligible. However, it stays unclear how widely it covers the production. 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? Reima communicates that their products are free from PFC, PTFE and PVC but it is not clear if this also applies to all the production stages. 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 environmental policy question 8. 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? Reima reports using only recyclable paper carrier bags. It mentions practices on avoiding unnecessary packaging and reports preferring reuse and recycling of packaging materials giving few examples of reduction. However, Reima 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? Reima communicates its waste reduction policy and gives some examples, but does not report the overall performance. Source
12. Does the brand (company) encourage the return or re-use of garments? Reima is collaborating with Emmy, a Finnish online second-hand store. Reima also offers to deliver some spare parts and have the damaged or defective product repaired whenever possible, even if it were cheaper to offer a new product instead. Currently Reima is testing Reima Play leasing service for children's clothes. Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

2 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? Reima published its first CSR-report (year 2018) with a summary about social compliance in the supply chain. Reima follows amfori BSCI standards and states that some of its suppliers also have the SA8000 and WRAP certifications. It also has a Code of Conduct for suppliers. However it stays unclear, whether the Code of Conduct is for both Tier I and Tier II su 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)? Reima reports on the importance of the localised supplier performance management and intensive collaboration with both Tier I and Tier II suppliers (for example regular visits to factories, Reima's own auditing system and Annual Reima Supplier Day). However Reima does not report on a grievance mechanism within factories. 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? Reima does not provide a significant list of direct suppliers. 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? See remark for labor conditions policy question 3. 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? Independent civil society organizations do not have a decisive voice in BSCI/WRAP. Some of Reima`s suppliers are SA8000 certified and some suppliers are from low risk countries. Yet, there is no clear reporting on results, verified by eligible third parties. 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? Reima reports some of its production is SA8000 compliant, but does not publicly report to what extent. 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 8. 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 8. 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? Reima does not publicly report clear results of its implemented measures to improve labor conditions at its fabric manufacturers (Tier II). Source
13. Does the brand (owner) publicly commit to a living wage benchmark with defined wages per production region or factory? Reima has not published any commitment to a living wage benchmark. 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? Reima does not provide concrete information about implemented measures to establish the payment of living wages at its apparel manufacturers. Source
15. Has the brand (owner) realised payment of living wages for at least 10% of its production volume? 17 % of Reima production comes from Finland which is a low risk country. 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? Reima reports 39 suppliers and that collaboration has lasted for six years with each of the suppliers on average. Of the 19 suppliers that Reima has collaborated with for less than five years, all are new suppliers. 78% of the volume comes from suppliers with whom Reima has collaborated with for longer than five years, 38% from supplier collaborations of ten Source