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Bon'A Parte
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Sustainability summary

Bon'A Parte has achieved the E-label. Bon'A Parte has earned it by communicating hardly any concrete about the policies for environment, carbon emissions or labor conditions in low-wages countries. For us as consumers, it is unclear whether Bon'A Parte is committed to sustainability or not.

Brand owner: DK Company A/S
Head office: Copenhagen, Denmark
Sector: Casual clothing
Categories : Male, Female, Kids
Free Tags: DK Company, Bags, Shirts, Pullover, Jackets, Jeans, Dress

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Bon'A Parte sustainability score report

Last edited: 16 April 2017 by Mario
Last reviewed: 16 April 2017 by Mario

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? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 1. Source
2. Is at least 50% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 1. 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 1. 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? Score-unknown   Source

Questions about Environmental Policy

0 out of 12
1. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 5% of its volume? With the exception of some information concerning raw materials from animals, DK Company (brand owner of Bon'A Parte) does not communicate comprehensive information on an environmental policy related to raw 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. Is there a policy for the brand (company) to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from the whole lifecycle and all production procedures to make the clothes and footwear? DK Company has its own set of chemical restrictions which restricts dangerous chemicals in their clothes and/or in the production. But does not give any further details about this policy. 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? Neither Bon'A Parte nor DK Company communicate any information about its consumer packaging reduction policies. 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? Neither Bon'A Parte nor DK Company communicate any information about its waste reduction policies. Source
12. Does the brand (company) encourage the return or re-use of garments? Neither Bon'A Parte nor DK Company report whether the return or re-use of garments by its customers is encouraged. Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

4 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? DK Company (brand owner of Bon'A Parte) is a member of Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI). For BSCI Code of Conduct, see link for questions 2&3 below. In this CoC, all these standards are mentioned. 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)? Score-unknown   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? In BSCI CoC: 1. Yes, legally-binding employment relationships; 2. No, maximum workweek of 48 hours, but hours of overtime is not specified; 3. No, suppliers are encouraged but have no obligation to pay adequate compensation when minimum wages are not sufficient (see link, pages 4 - 8). 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? Score-unknown   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? In BSCI CoC: This right is mentioned, with reference to parallel means for the situation of law restrictions (see link, page 4). 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? Score-unknown   Source
7. Does this initiative require clear minimum performance levels for member brands? Neither Bon'A Parte nor DK Company provides a significant published list of direct suppliers. Source
8. Is at least 25% of the total production volume at direct suppliers verified under monitoring concerning good labour conditions? DK Company is a member of the BSCI and DIEH. Source
9. Is at least 50% of the total production volume at direct suppliers verified under monitoring concerning good labour conditions? DIEH is acknowledged as a Multi-Stakeholder-Initiative (MSI). Source
10. Is at least 75% of the total production volume at direct suppliers verified under monitoring concerning good labour conditions? Neither Bon'A Parte nor DK Company report if measures at its supplying production facilities are implemented to achieve improved labour practices with respect to product and / or production process quality. Source
11. Is at least 95% of the total production volume at direct suppliers verified under monitoring concerning good labour conditions? Neither Bon'A Parte nor DK Company publicly report clear results of implemented measures to improve labor conditions at its apparel manufacturers. 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? See remark for labor conditions policy question 8. Source
13. Does the brand (owner) publicly commit to a living wage benchmark with defined wages per production region or factory? See remark for labor conditions policy question 8. 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? Neither Bon'A Parte nor DK Company 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? Neither Bon'A Parte nor DK Company publicly report clear results of implemented measures to improve labor conditions at its fabric manufacturers. 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? Neither Bon'A Parte nor DK Company publicly report on results of its policies to improve labour conditions at its suppliers, which are verified by eligible third parties. Source