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Vimma
Reasonable, could be better Click here for score rapport: 14 out of 34

Sustainability summary

Brand owner: Vimmacompany Oy
Head office: Vantaa, Finland
Sector: Baby and children clothing
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Vimma 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? Vimmacompany 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? Vimmacompany Oy does not communicate its renewable energy policy. 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? Vimmacompany Oy has not published any climate footprint of its supply chain from 2016 to 2018. 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? Vimmacompany Oy does not communicate any information on its climate footprint towards a climate neutrality goal for its own operations. Source

Questions about Environmental Policy

4 out of 12
1. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 5% of its volume? Vimmacompany OY states it mainly uses environmentally preferred fibres, such as ecologically produced cotton and jersey and recycled materials. However, the overall proportion of environmentally preferred raw materials is not communicated. 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? Vimmacompany Oy does not communicate any information on an environmental policy to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from the whole lifecycle and all production procedures to make the clothes. However, all its garments are produced in Finland and Estonia countries 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 environmental 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? Vimmacompany Oy does not report the percentage of recycled or renewable materials used for its consumer packaging, nor any annual reductions or best practices regarding its packaging materials. 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? Vimmacompany Oy does not communicate any information about its waste reduction policies. Source
12. Does the brand (company) encourage the return or re-use of garments? Vimmacompany Oy encourages consumers to recycle clothes by Emmy, a Finnish online second-hand store, and sells its own outlet products also there. Vimmacompany Oy does not publish any information or results of this collaboration. Furthermore, the web page seems to be incomplete. Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

10 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? Vimmacompany Oy does not communicate any information on a supplier Code of Conduct (CoC) nor the progress report. However, all garment production is in low risk countries Finland and Estonia. 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 and Estonia which are low risk countries as high environmental 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? Vimmacompany Oy 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? All products are made in Finland and Estonia which are low risk countries as high environmental standards are enforced by law. 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? All Vimma products are manufactured in Estonia which is a low risk country. 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? Vimmacompany Oy reports its fabric manufacturers are located in Finland and in Baltic region. However, it stays unclear to what extent the Baltic region fabric suppliers operate in low risk countries. Vimmacompany Oy does not publicly report clear results of its implemented measures to improve labor conditions at its fabric manufacturers. Source
13. Does the brand (owner) publicly commit to a living wage benchmark with defined wages per production region or factory? Vimmacompany Oy has not published any commitment to a living wage benchmark but all apparel manufacturers are located in low risk countries where laws provide for a living wage. 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 13. 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 13. 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? Vimmacompany Oy does not report on the duration of business relationships with suppliers, nor on a strategy to concentrate production at a limited number of suppliers. Vimmacompany Oy further does not mention owning any factories nor tell the numbers of factories. Source