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Peak Performance
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Sustainability summary

Peak Performance has achieved the D-label. According to us, the brand has started to take sustainability into account. However, for now, this is purely attributable to its membership of the Business Social Complicance Initiative (BSCI) and the Danish Ethical Trading Initiative (DIEH). Therefore, a lot more steps can be taken towards more sustainability.

Brand owner: IC Companys A/S
Head office: Copenhagen, Denmark
Sector: Sport & outdoor clothing
Categories : Male, Female
Free Tags: IC Companys, Bags, Caps, Shirts, Pullover, Jackets, Dress

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Peak Performance sustainability score report

Last edited: 16 April 2019 by Shilpa
Last reviewed: 15 September 2017 by Mario

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? Peak Performance has not published any climate footprint of its own operations from 2016 to 2018. Brand owner Amer Sports publishes the climate footprint of own operations, from 2017 to 2016, see AmerSports_Non-Financial_Information_Statement_2017_EN.pdf p. 4, but only relative to Emissions intensity (tCO2/mEur) and not the absolute figures. Peak Performance Source
2. Is at least 50% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy? Peak Performance does not communicate its renewable energy policy. Brand owner Amer Sports reported that in 2016 only 13 % of it energy use was renewable (wood biomass), however report is from before Peak Performance was aquired. Following EU and UN standards, we count biomass as sustainable for now, but we encourage less controversial sources of renewables 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'? Peak Performance has not published any climate footprint of its supply chain from 2016 to 2018. Brand owner Amer Sports publishes the climate footprint of its supply chain, see https://www.amersports.com/responsibility/environment/energy-and-climate/ but only relative to turnover (tCO2/mEur) and not the absolute figures. 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? Brand owner Amer Sports reports a decrease in Emissions intensity (tCO2/mEur) from 2016/ 16.81 to 2017 16.73. However, Peak Performance has been part of Amer Sports only from 2018. 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? Peak Performance has committed to reducing climate impact by 30 per cent by 2030 but hasn't published roadmap for achieving the goal. Source

Questions about Environmental Policy

1 out of 12
1. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 5% of its volume? Peak Performance is a member of Better Cotton Initiative and has set a goal to source 100% more sustainable cotton by the year of 2020, including Better Cotton and Organic Cotton but it's not clear what percentage is currently better cotton or give precise roadmap for reaching its goal. 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? Peak Performance implements measures such as bluesign partnership to limit the use of hazardous chemicals trough a Restricted Substances List that can apply to any stage in the production, but does not report the results of its policy. 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? The Peak Performance RSL mentions a ban on several chemical groups , but it is not clear if this RSL is succesfully implemented. For example the test sample criteria and regularity and test results are not reported. 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 1. 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? Brand owner Amer Sports has defined its Circular economy principles and has a goal of reducing waste but it does not communicate clear roadmap. It reports of slight growth of its total amount of waste from 2016/ 8897 (t) to 2017/ 8903 (t) and a decline in recycled or reused waste 2016/ 64 % to 2017/ 60 %. 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? Peak Performance report communicate any information about its waste reduction policies. Source
12. Does the brand (company) encourage the return or re-use of garments? Peak Performance offers a repair service in all its retail stores where customers can visit these places if they would like to get help to change and/or repair any of its products, no matter how old these garment are. 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? Brand owner Amer Sports has a Code of Conduct but it has not published any progress report. 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)? Peak Performance/ brand owner Amers Sports does not report on a grievance mechanism. Source
3. Does the brand (company) have a published list of direct suppliers, that have collectively contributed to more than 90% of the purchase volume? Brand owner Amer Sports has published a list of Major Finished Goods Suppliers. However, it remains unclear whether this list covers at least 90% of Amer Sports entire production volume, effective by 2019. 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? Brand owner Amer Sports has published a list of Major Finished Goods Supplier but does not give the full addresses or report which products are made per factory. 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? Brand owner Amer Sports has published a list of Major Finished Goods Suppliers. However, it remains unclear whether this list covers at least 90% of Amer Sports entire production volume, effective by 2019. 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? Peak Perfomance states that Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) is their "external partner making sure our suppliers work according to our Code of Conduct". BSCI however is not a Multi Stakeholder initiative. Brand owner Amer Sports communicates collaboration with Better Work but does not state membership with it. 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? Brand owner Amer Sports has commissioned third-party auditors from Bureau Veritas or UL Responsible Sourcing Inc. but does not communicate how many percentages is verified. 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? Peak Performance/ brand owner Amer Sports 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? Peak Performance/ brand owner Amer Sports has not published any commitment to a living wage benchmark. 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 6. 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 6. 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? Peak Performance 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