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First milestones, should be better Click here for score rapport: 7 out of 31

Sustainability summary

Komodo has achieved the D-label, because only a little information is published about a policy and results on sustainability. Therefore, more policy and transparency is needed.

Brand owner: Komodo
Head office: London, UK
Sector: Casual clothing
Categories : Male, Female
Free Tags: Shirts, Pullover, Jackets, Dress

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Komodo sustainability score report

Last edited: 24 April 2017 by Mario
Last reviewed: 24 April 2017 by Mario

Questions about Climate Change/ Carbon Emissions

1 out of 6
1. Is there a policy for the brand to minimize, reduce or compensate carbon emissions? Komodo implements several measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, for instance with respect to its logistics. Source
2. Has the brand (company) disclosed the annual absolute carbon footprint of its 'own operations' (Scope 1 & 2) and has the brand already reduced or compensated 10% of these emissions in the last 5 years? Komodo does not publish the climate footprint of last years. It is therefore not clear if the implemented measures actually helped to reduce the total annual greenhouse gas emissions. Source
3. Is at least 50% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy? Komodo does not communicate its renewable energy policy. Source
4. 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 3. Source
5. Has the brand (company) set a target to reduce its absolute ‘own operations’ carbon emissions by at least 20% within the next 5 years? Komodo does not communicate any information on target reductions for its actual greenhouse gas emissions. Source
6.  Does the brand (company) also have a policy to reduce/compensate carbon emissions generated from the product supply chain that is beyond own operations (Scope 3)? Komodo mentions a policy for its suppliers to conserve energy and run efficiently, but does not yet provide tangible results on reducing climate emissions in its supply chain. 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? Komodo's collection is made from environmentally preferred fibres such as recycled polyester, organic hemp, Tencel or organic cotton, but it is not clear what percentage of the total annual volume this represents. A share higher than 25% can be considered certain however. 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? Komodo's clothing is GOTS certified. This means that during production high environmental standards maintained for chemical and water use. This certification is applicable to some of the entire collection. 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? Komodo does not report whether at least one suspect chemical group, such as Phthalates or azo dyes can be considered as fully eliminated from its entire production chain. 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 (company) have clear objectives to minimize the environmental impact of its shipping packaging and carrier bags, by reducing, re-using, recycling and responsible sourcing of packaging materials, and does the brand annually report on these results? Komodo does not report on the annual results of its consumer packaging policy. Source
11. Does the brand (company) have clear objectives to minimize waste, by reducing, re-using and recycling, and does the brand annually report the results? Komodo communicates a waste reduction policy, but does not report the overall performance. Source
12. Does the brand (company) encourage the return or re-use of garments? Komodo does not report whether the return or re-use of garments by its customers is encouraged. Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

2 out of 13
1. Does the brand (company) have a supplier Code of Conduct (CoC) which includes the following standards: No forced or slave labor, no child labor, no discrimination of any kind and a safe and hygienic workplace? Komodo publishes a Supplier Code of Conduct. All standards are mentioned. Source
2. Does this CoC include at least two of the following workers rights: 1. to have a formally registered employment relationship 2. to have a maximum working week of 48 hours with voluntary and paid overtime of 12 hours maximum 3. to have a sufficient living wage? 1. Yes, legally-binding employment relationships; 2. Only mentioning that maximum working week is typically set to 42 hours, with overtime being voluntary and paid; 3. Yes, all suppliers shall pay their staff a decent living wage. Source
3. Does this Code of Conduct include the right for workers to form and join trade unions and bargain collectively; and in those situations where these rights are restricted under law, the right to facilitate parallel means of independent and free association and bargaining? The CoC only mentions that regular meetings are held between the owners of the factories and their staff whereby any grievances or complaints the workforce might have is addressed and resolved. However, the right for workers to form and join trade unions and bargain collectively is not clear enough mentioned. Source
4. Does the brand (company) have a published list of direct suppliers, that have collectively contributed to more than 90% of the purchase volume? Komodo does not provide a significant list of direct suppliers, but only mentions that its garments are made in Indonesia, India, Nepal and China. Source
5. Is the brand (company) a member of a collective initiative that aims to improve labor conditions, or does the brand (company) purchase its supplies from accredited factories with improved labor conditions? Komodo communicates that the majority of factories hold certifications like SA8000 and GOTS, or are independently audited by bodies like UL, but it is not clear what percentage of the production volume is GOTS and / or SA8000 certified. Source
6. Do independent civil society organizations like NGO's and labor unions have a decisive voice in this collective initiative or in these certification schemes? See remark for labor conditions policy question 5. Source
7. Is there a policy for the brand (company) for capacity building at the apparel manufacturers for improved labour practices? Komodo does not report whether measures at its supplying production facilities are implemented to achieve improved labour practices with respect to product and / or production process quality. Source
8. Does the brand (company) annually report on the results of its labor conditions policy? Is at least 90% of the brands production volume from apparel manufacturers monitored for labour conditions? See remark for labor conditions policy question 5. Source
9. Is at least 25% of the production volume from apparel manufacturers approved as socially compliant by independent third parties, such as FWF, GOTS or SA8000? See remark for labor conditions policy question 5. Source
10. Is at least 50% of the production volume from apparel manufacturers approved as socially compliant by independent third parties, such as FWF, GOTS or SA8000? See remark for labor conditions policy question 5. Source
11. Does the brand (company) implement a policy to establish the payment of living wages at its apparel manufacturers? Are at least first living wage payments realised? Komodo states that living wage payments are insisted upon with supplies, but does not report concrete enough information regarding respective policy measures implemented, and results realized. Source
12. Does the brand (company) annually report on the results of its labor conditions policy for the fabric manufacturing phases, including a reasonable overview of the number and region of workplaces covered by the policy in relation to the total production volume? Komodo does not publicly report clear results of implemented measures to improve labour conditions at its fabric manufacturers. Source
13. Are at least 50% of the fabric manufacturing phases - from spinning to final fabric - approved as socially compliant by independent third parties, such as FLO-Cert, GOTS or SA8000? See remark for labor conditions policy question 12. Source