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Skunkfunk & sustainability


Skunkfunk
First milestones, should be better Click here for score rapport: 9 out of 34

Sustainability summary

Skunkfunk has achieved the D-label. Skunkfunk has started to take sustainability into account, such as the substantial use of environmentally preferable raw materials like organic cotton and recycled polyester. Also its climate protection and labour conditions policies form a good basis. But, more transparency and concreteness concerning results realized is needed.

Brand owner: Bizz-Hectic S.L.
Head office: Lezama, Spain
Sector: Casual clothing
Categories : Male, Female
Free Tags: Bags, Caps, Shirts, Pullover, Jackets, Jeans, Dress

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Skunkfunk sustainability score report

Last edited: 16 June 2018 by Kamala
Last reviewed: 16 June 2018 by Mario

Questions about Climate Change/ Carbon Emissions

2 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? Skunkfunk has reduced its climate footprint (Scope 1-3) of own operations from 365,20 tons of CO2e in 2015 to 334,88 tons of CO2e in 2016. This represents a decrease of around 8,3% (see link, page 4). Source
2. Is at least 50% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy? Skunkfunk reports that 72% of the energy used at Skunkfunk facilities comes from renewable sources. But, sources, types and additionality of supply are not specified clearly enough (see link, page 7). 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 3. Source
4. Has the brand (owner) disclosed the annual absolute climate footprint of its supply chain that is 'beyond own operations? Skunkfunk has set a target to reduce 30% of its greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1-3) by 2020 compared to base year 2015 (see link, page 14). 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? Skunkfunk implements measures to compensate greenhouse gas emissions in the production chain that is beyond own operations. In addition, Skunfunk reports on greenhouse gas emissions which were caused in its logistics that is beyond own operations (see link, page 8 – 9). 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

7 out of 12
1. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 5% of its volume? For 2017, Skunkfunk reports that 65% of its raw materials are environmentally preferable. But, for that it involves conventional linen and hemp too, which is not considered eligible according to our criteria. A share higher than 50% can be considered certain however (see link, page 8). 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? Skunkfunk is GOTS certified. This means that during production high environmental standards are maintained for chemical and water use. This certification is applicable to most of its entire collection (see link, page 32). 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? Skunkfunk indicates that manufacturing of its garments is partly GOTS certified, which means that the use of the relevant chemical groups is prohibited, but it is not clear if these chemicals are used in the remaining part of the production. 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 (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? Skunkfunk implements several measures to minimize the environmental impact of its consumer packaging, such as using 100% biodegradable bags and recycled paper. But, aggregate results regarding its annual packaging materials footprint are not made public (see link, page 28 – 29). 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? Skunkfunk implements several measures to reduce its waste material footprint, such as zero-waste fashion design. But, concrete aggregate results regarding its annual waste materials footprint are not made public (see link, page 13). Source
12. Does the brand (company) encourage the return or re-use of garments? Skunkfunk offers in-store recycling to re-use or recycle clothes, in-house repairing service and swapping events (see link, page 29-30). 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? Skunkfunk's collection is partly Fairtrade and GOTS certified, but does not communicate any information on a supplier Code of Conduct (CoC) applicable for all its direct supplying production facilities (see link, page 6 & 32). 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? See remark for labor conditions policy question 1. 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? See remark for labor conditions policy question 1. 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? Skunkfunk refers to some of its supply chain partners, but does not provide a significant list of direct suppliers (see link, page 8). Source
8. Is at least 25% of the total production volume at direct suppliers verified under monitoring concerning good labour conditions? Skunkfunk refers to the certification scheme GOTS, but it is not clear what percentage of the production volume is certified. 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 5. Source
10. Is at least 75% of the total production volume at direct suppliers verified under monitoring concerning good labour conditions? Skunkfunk doesn't communicate whether it has a policy for capacity building related to improved labour practices. Source
11. Is at least 95% of the total production volume at direct suppliers verified under monitoring concerning good labour conditions? Skunkfunk doesn't report on the results of its labour conditions policy. 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? Skunkfunk doesn't publicly report on results of its policies to improve labour conditions at its suppliers, which are verified by eligible third parties. 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 9. 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? Skunkfunk does not provide concrete information whether living wage payments are realized at its apparel manufacturers. Source
15. Has the brand (owner) realised payment of living wages for at least 10% of its production volume? Skunkfunk does not publicly report clear results of its implemented measures to improve labor conditions at its fabric manufacturers. However, a part of Skunkfunk's entire collection is certified according to GOTS and Fairtrade. 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? See remark for labor conditions policy question 12. Source