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Brand owner: Nosh Company Oy
Head office: Hämeenlinna
Sector: Casual clothing
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Nosh 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? Nosh 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? Nosh 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? Nosh does not communicate its renewable energy policy. Source
4. Has the brand (owner) disclosed the annual absolute climate footprint of its supply chain that is 'beyond own operations? Nosh 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? No information is given at all or no climate neutrality target is mentioned. 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? Nosh's collection is made from environmentally preferred fibres such as organic cotton, recycled spandex and recycled polyester, but it is not clear what percentage of the total annual volume this represents. A share higher than 5 % can be considered certain however. Source
2. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 10% of its volume? Nosh's collection is made from environmentally preferred fibres such as organic cotton, recycled spandex and recycled polyester, but it is not clear what percentage of the total annual volume this represents. A share higher than 10 % can be considered certain however. Source
3. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 25% of its volume? Nosh's collection is made from environmentally preferred fibres such as organic cotton, recycled spandex and recycled polyester, 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
4. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 50% of its volume? Nosh's collection is made from environmentally preferred fibres such as organic cotton, recycled spandex and recycled polyester, but it is not clear what percentage of the total annual volume this represents. A share higher than 50 % can be considered certain however. Source
5. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 75% of its volume? Nosh's collection is made from environmentally preferred fibres such as organic cotton, recycled spandex and recycled polyester, but it is not clear what percentage of the total annual volume this represents. A share higher than 75 % can be considered certain however. Source
6. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 90% of its volume? Nosh's collection is made from environmentally preferred fibres such as organic cotton, recycled spandex and recycled polyester. However, the overall proportion of environmentally preferred raw materials is not clearly communicated. 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? Nosh uses Oeko-Tex 100 which does not throughly meet our criteria since it doesn't (for example) cover the water effluent issues for the production stages. 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? Nosh 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? Nosh 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? Nosh encourages the re-use of garments by its customers. Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

0 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? Nosh has not published a supplier Code of Conduct (CoC). 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)? Nosh does not report on a grievance mechanism. Nosh products are made in Portugal and Ukraine but it is not clear what percentage comes from which country. Portugal is a low risk country and Ukraine a medium risk country. 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? Nosh 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? Nosh does not communicate any information about being part of a collective initiative or purchasing from an accredited supplier. 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? See remark for labor conditions policy question 6. 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 6. 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 6. 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 6. 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? Nosh 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? Nosh has not published any commitment to a living wage benchmark. Nosh reports that its "partner factories" are in Portugal and Ukraine but doesn't share volumes or percentages. Ukraine is considered a risk country in terms of living wages. 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? Nosh does not provide concrete information about implemented measures to establish the payment of living wages at its apparel manufacturers. Nosh is producing in Ukraine and Portugal but doesn't communicate how many percentages come from which country. Ukraine is considered a risk country in terms of living wages. 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? Nosh does not report on the duration of business relationships with suppliers, nor on a strategy to concentrate production at a limited number of suppliers. Source