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Pyua
Well on the way Click here for score rapport: 24 out of 34

Sustainability summary

Pyua has achieved the C-label. Pyua is on its way towards sustainability, but more improvement is needed.

Brand owner: Sportsman's Delight GmbH
Head office: Kiel, Deutschland
Sector: Sport & outdoor clothing
Categories : Male, Female
Free Tags: Jackets, Pants

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Pyua sustainability score report

Last edited: 22 March 2019 by Shilpa
Last reviewed: 26 September 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? PYUA aims to reduce emissions, but has not published any climate footprint of its own operations from 2016 to 2018. 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? PYUA states that they try to produce energy efficiently, but the company does not publish information regarding their use of renewable energy. Source
3. Is at least 50% of 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. Is all the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy? Pyua has not published any climate footprint of its supply chain from 2016 to 2018. 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? Although PYUA does not disclose a full climate footprint of its supply chain, they report that by primarily using mono materials and recycled materials they emit 77% less CO2 than if they would use virgin raw materials instead. 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)? PYUA focuses their targets on the sustainable sourcing of their materials rather than on climate aspects (see link, page 3). Source

Questions about Environmental Policy

10 out of 12
1. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 5% of its volume? PYUA uses only natural fibres with GOTS-certification or already recycled fibres that can be recycled again (see link, page 3). Thus, a higher than 90% share of environmentally preferred raw materials can be considered certain. 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? PYUA uses only natural fibres with GOTS certification and sources from the Far East only fabrics and trims that are at least bluesign certified. 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? PYUA has phased out PFC. Also, its entire collection is certified according to GOTS or bluesign, meaning that at least three suspect chemical groups have been successfully eliminated from the production of all its garments (see link, page 3). 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? PYUA 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 (company) have clear objectives to minimize waste, by reducing, re-using and recycling, and does the brand annually report the results? PYUA does not communicate any information about its waste reduction policies. Source
12. Does the brand (company) encourage the return or re-use of garments? "PYUA collaborates with recycling companies such that its garments can be dropped off at any clothes donation bin and will automatically be returned to their „Closed-Loop- Recycling“ (see link, page 3). Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

13 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? Pyua implements the Fair Wear Foundation's (FWF) Code of Labour Practices, which includes all these standards. FWF publishes a bi-annual report with a summary about social compliance in the supply chain, including labour conditions at suppliers. 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)? Pyua is in direct contact with all suppliers. Meetings are supervised by the Fair Wear Foundation. Workers have access to information sheets about their rights (see link pages 13 and 15, and previous link pages 20-22). 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? PYUA reports information on its direct suppliers such as production country (see next link, pages 6 and 11-13) and has shared the production locations of all its main suppliers with FWF (see link, e.g. page 6), but it does not publish these locations on its website. 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? PYUA does not publish a list of its suppliers further down the supply chain. 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? The brand is a member of Fair Wear foundation (FWF) and implements their Code of Labour Practice. Source
7. Does this initiative require clear minimum performance levels for member brands? Fair Wear Foundation has basic requirements that need to be upheld by all its members, otherwise they are suspended for a minimum of 1 year (see link, page 5). Source
8. Is at least 25% of the total production volume at direct suppliers verified under monitoring concerning good labour conditions? 100% of PYUA's total production volume at direct suppliers is verified under standard monitoring by the Fair Wear Foundation concerning good labour conditions (see link, page 4). 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 8. 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 8. 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 8. 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? PYUA reports that all its natural fibres are GOTS-certified (see link, page 3). Source
13. Does the brand (owner) publicly commit to a living wage benchmark with defined wages per production region or factory? PYUA has 100% of its garments made in countries that Fair Wear Foundation labels as low-risk regarding bad labour conditions (see link, page 13). 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 13. 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? PYUA produces exclusively in low-risk countries within Europe (as classified by FWF, see link, page 14) and 69% of its production volume comes from business relation ships that exist for at least 5 years (see link, page 7). Source