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Regatta
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Sustainability summary

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

Brand owner: Regatta Ltd.
Head office: Manchester, UK
Sector: Sport & outdoor clothing
Categories : Male, Female
Free Tags: Shirts, Pullover, Jackets

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Regatta sustainability score report

Last edited: 15 September 2017 by Mario
Last reviewed: 15 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? Regatta implements several measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as energy efficient lighting. 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? Regatta does not publish the annual climate footprint of last years on its website. 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? Regatta does not communicate its renewable energy policy. Source
4. 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
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? Regatta does not communicate any information on target reductions for its greenhouse gas emissions. 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)? Regatta does not communicate a policy to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions in the production chain that is beyond own operations. Source

Questions about Environmental Policy

0 out of 12
1. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 5% of its volume? Regatta does not communicate any information on the use of environmentally prefered materials for its clothing, on its website. 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? Regatta implements several measures to limit the use of hazardous chemicals, but does not yet report comprehensive enough 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? Regatta reports that PFOA is eliminated from its production. However, whether at least one chemical group, such as Phthalates or PFCs including PFOS, can be considered as fully eliminated from its entire production remains unclear. 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? Regatta does not report on the annual results of its consumer packaging policy. 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? Regatta implements measures to minimize the environmental impact of its generated waste, such as separate plastics, paper, card and general waste. Also Regatta reports, that in 2013 over 70% of waste was recycled. However, concrete, more recent aggregate results regarding its waste materials footprint are not made public. Source
12. Does the brand (company) encourage the return or re-use of garments? Regatta does not report whether the return or re-use of garments by its customers is encouraged. Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

4 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? Regatta is a member of the Ethical Trade Initiative (ETI). For ETI Base Code, see link for question 2&3 below. In the Base Code all these standards are mentioned. 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)? In ETI Base Code: 1. Yes, legally binding employment relationships (see point 8); 2. Yes, maximum workweek of 48 hours, overtime (max 12 hours) is voluntary (point 6); 3. Yes, commitment to implement payment of living wages (point 5). 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? Regatta does not provide a significant list of direct supplier. 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? Score-unknown   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? Regatta is a member of the Ethical Trade Initiative (ETI). Source
7. Does this initiative require clear minimum performance levels for member brands? Score-unknown   Source
8. Is at least 25% of the total production volume at direct suppliers verified under monitoring concerning good labour conditions? Regatta is a member of the ETI, which means that Labor Unions and / or business-independent NGO’s have a formal and co-decisive voice within the initiative and are co-responsible for the integrity and credibility of the initiative. Source
9. Is at least 50% of the total production volume at direct suppliers verified under monitoring concerning good labour conditions? Score-unknown   Source
10. Is at least 75% of the total production volume at direct suppliers verified under monitoring concerning good labour conditions? Score-unknown   Source
11. Is at least 95% of the total production volume at direct suppliers verified under monitoring concerning good labour conditions? Regatta does not report whether measures at its supplying production facilities are implemented to achieve improved labour practices with respect to product and / or production process quality. 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? Regatta does not publicly report up to date and clear results of its implemented measures to improve labor conditions at its manufacturers. 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 8. 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 8. Source
15. Has the brand (owner) realised payment of living wages for at least 10% of its production volume? Regatta does not provide concrete information about implemented measures to establish the payment of living wages at its apparel manufacturers. 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? Regatta does not publicly report clear results of its implemented measures to improve labor conditions at its fabric manufacturers. Source