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By Pia´s
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Sustainability summary

Brand owner: By Pia´s Oy
Head office: Espoo, Finland
Sector: Casual clothing
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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? By Pia´s publishes the climate footprint of own operations, from 2018 to 2017, see https://www.bypias.com/pages.php?page=vastuullisuusraportti, but doesn't give a clear breakdown of the inputs that contribute to this footprint (e.g. Scopes 1 and 2). Source
2. Is at least 50% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy? By Pia´s reports for 2018 to have used 78 % renewable energy on total electricity consumption (solar, hydro, bio& wind) of which 95 % hydro, however renewable energy sources and additionality are not specified clearly enough. 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? By Pia´s has not published 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? By Pia´s Oy does not communicate any information on its climate footprint towards a climate neutrality goal for its own operations. Source

Questions about Environmental Policy

6 out of 12
1. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 5% of its volume? By Pia´s does not communicate concrete results on the use of environmentally preferred raw materials, such as organic cotton or recycled polyester. 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? All products are made in Finland, Estonia and Italy, 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? By Pia's reports that 97 % of its packaging materials are recycled/renewable, as well as an annual reduction of 13 % [0,012 tonnes CO2] 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? By Pia´s Oy reports the annual waste by type, weight and way of disposal and has reduced its annual absolute waste footprint in 2018 [0,077 tonnes CO2] compared with 2017 [0,089 tonnes CO2]. Source
12. Does the brand (company) encourage the return or re-use of garments? By Pia´s communicates encourages consumers to recycle brand clothes on a second hand sales group on Facebook. 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? By Pia´s Oy does not communicate any information on a supplier Code of Conduct (CoC) nor the progress report. 70 % of the garments are made in Estonia and in Finland which are low risk countries with good labour conditions, 30 % are made in Italy where there's a elevated risk. 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)? By Pia´s Oy does not report on a grievance mechanism. 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? By Pia´s Oy does not provide a significant list of any 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? 70% of brand products are made in Finland and Estonia which are low risk countries. 30 % of the products come from Italy which is a medium risk country. 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? 70 %the garments are made in Estonia and in Finland which are low risk countries with good labour conditions. 30 % of the production comes from Italy which is a medium 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? By Pia´s Oy does not publicly report clear results of its implemented measures to improve labor conditions at its fabric manufacturers. By Pia´s Oy states that some of its fabrics are produced in Estonia which is a low risk country. However, this does not cover the entire fabric manufacturing. Sustainability information should be easily accessible for consume Source
13. Does the brand (owner) publicly commit to a living wage benchmark with defined wages per production region or factory? By Pia´s Oy has not published any commitment to a living wage benchmark. However, it reports 70 % of its apparel manufactures being located in low risk countries where laws provide for a living wage. 30 % of the production comes from Italy which is a medium risk country. 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? 70 % of the garments are made in Estonia and in Finland. They are low risk countries where laws provide for a living wage. 30 % of the production comes from Italy which is a medium 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? By Pia´s 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. By Pia´s Oy further does not mention owning any factories. Source