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Mammut
First milestones, should be better Click here for score rapport: 12 out of 36

Sustainability summary

Mammut has achieved the D-label. Mammut has started to take sustainability into accoun. Still, a lot more can be done.

Brand owner: Mammut Sports Group AG
Head office: Seon, Zwitserland
Sector: Sport & outdoor - clothing & shoes
Categories : Male, Female
Free Tags: Bags, Caps, Shirs, Pullover, Jackets, Shoes, Boots

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Mammut sustainability score report

Last edited: 18 June 2017 by Mario
Last reviewed: 18 June 2017 by Mario

Questions about Climate Change/ Carbon Emissions

2 out of 6
1. Is there a policy for the brand to minimize, reduce or compensate carbon emissions? Mammut implements several measures to reduce climate emissions, such as energy efficiency measures. 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? Mammut does not publish the annual climate footprint of last years. So it is not clear if the policy 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? Mammut does not communicate its renewable energy policy. Source
4. Does 100% of the electricity that the brand (company) uses for its ‘own operations’ come 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? Mammut does not communicate information on total target reductions for its greenhouse gas emissions of own operations. 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)? Mammut communicates its organic cotton products are produced climate neutral, from with cotton growing on, which includes offsetting of remaining carbon emissions (biogas plants in bioRe® cultivation regions in India and Tanzania). Source

Questions about Environmental Policy

2 out of 16
1. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 5% of its volume? A part of Mammut's collection is made by organic cotton and recycled materials. However, it is not clear what percentage of the total production consists of environmentally preferred 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. Does the brand have a clear and effective policy to avoid the use of leather that originates from cattle farms in deforestated Amazone areas? Mammut does not openly communicate a policy to prevent the destruction of rainforest caused by cattle farm expansion for meat and leather production. Source
8. Does the brand (company) have a clear and effective policy to minimize environmental pollution of chromium and other harmful substances from leather tanning processes, e.g. by waste water treatment or by vegetable tanning? Mammut collaborates with bluesign® to implement environmental protection measures throughout its production chain. However, Mammut does not clearly describe results of its measures to limit the use or pollution of chromium. The brand is therefore not clear about the scale and impact of this policy. Source
9. Is there a policy for the brand (company) to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from the whole lifecycle and all production procedures to make the clothing and footwear? Mammut's clothing is bluesign® certified. This means that during production high environmental standards maintained for chemical and water use. This certification is applicable to some products of the entire collection. Source
10. Has the brand (company) eliminated at least one suspect chemical group, such as Phthalates or Per fluorinated chemicals from its entire garment production? Mammut aims to phase out PFC by 2022, but does not report whether at least one other suspect chemical group, such as Phthalates or BFRs can be considered as fully eliminated from its entire production. Source
11. 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 10. Source
12. Does the brand (company) have a clear target to phase out PVC in their products, and has the brand already achieved a PVC phase out level of more than 90%? Mammut does not report about having a plan to phase out PVC in their products. Source
13. Has the brand (company) a clear and effective policy to minimize the use of solvents based chemicals in their shoe production, and has the brand already achieved a level of average max. 40 grams of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) emissions per pair of shoes? Mammut does not openly communicate a policy to reduce solvent based chemicals in their shoe production. Source
14. 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? Mammut does not report on the annual results of its consumer packaging policy. Source
15. Does the brand (company) have clear objectives to minimize waste, by reducing, re-using and recycling, and does the brand annually report the results? Mammut does not report on the annual results of its waste materials policy. Source
16. Does the brand (company) encourage the return or re-use of garments? In collaboration with I:CO Mammut offers a garment collection system in its stores in Switzerland, Austria and Germany. Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

8 out of 14
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? Mammut is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) (see page 14). For Labour Standards of the FWF, see link questions 2 & 3 below. In the Labour Standards all these standards are mentioned (standards 1,2,3,7). 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? In Fair Wear Foundation labour standards: 1. Yes, legally-binding employment relationships, 2. Yes, maximum workweek, overtime is voluntary, 3. Yes, commitment to implement payment of living wages (see link standards 5,6,8). 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? In FWF Labour Standards: This right is mentioned, with reference to parallel means for the situation of law restrictions. Source
4. Does this labour conditions policy also apply further down the production chains, at least covering the leather production or the animal farms? Mammut does not make clear if the Code of Conduct and consequent labour conditions policy also applies further down the footwear production chain, such as leather tanning or cattle farms. Source
5. Does the brand (company) have a published list of direct suppliers, that have collectively contributed to more than 90% of the purchase volume? A list of supplier countries has been composed, accumulating to 100% of the suppliers. No names or contact details, however, are listed. Source
6. 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? Mammut is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF). Source
7. Do independent civil society organizations like NGO's and labor unions have a decisive voice in this collective initiative or in these certification schemes? Mammut is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation, which means that Labour Unions and/or business NGO's have a formal and co-decisive voice within the initiative and are co-responsible for its integrity. Source
8. Is there a policy for the brand (company) for capacity building at the apparel manufacturers for improved labour practices? Mammut implements measures to improve labour practices at its apparel manufacturers, namely aiming to improve ergonomics for workers at supplying factories. However, concrete results, such as wages increased or working hours decreased, are not reported (see link, page 25). Source
9. 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? Mammut has a publicly available annual audit report on the Fair Wear Foundation website. In 2014, 93% of Mammut's production volume was under monitoring on apparel manufacturer level (see link, page 14). Source
10. 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? According to FWF 21% of Mammut's products were made in low risk countries in 2014. Furthermore, Mammut's labour conditions policy for apparel manufacturers is rated with the 'Leader' status (see link, page 12 & 33). Source
11. 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 9. Note that one of Mammut's supplier has received an SA8000 Certifiacte 2014 (see link, page 14). Source
12. 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? According to FWF Mammut made efforts to gain knowledge about the appropriate living wages in their supplier's countries. But Mammut has not yet developed an systematic approach to realize living wage payments (see link, page 10). Source
13. 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? Mammut does not publicly report clear results of its policy measures to improve labor conditions at its fabric manufacturers. Source
14. Are at least 50% of the brand's leather, yarn and fabric production phases approved as socially compliant by independent third parties, such as FLO-Cert, GOTS or SA8000? Mammut does not publicly report on results of its policies to improve labour conditions at its fabric manufacturers, which are verified by eligible third parties. Source