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Regatta
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Sustainability summary

Regatta has achieved the E-Label. This is the bottom label of our ranking. The main reason for this is that Regatta is not very transparent about how fairly, climate-friendly and environmentally friendly their own products are manufactured and traded. From the consumer's point of view, it is therefore difficult to judge whether products from Regatta are recommendable in terms of sustainability.

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: 3 April 2019 by RSM - Students
Last reviewed: 3 April 2019 by Maarten

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? Regatta has not published any climate footprint of its own operations from 2016 to 2018. Source
2. 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 clearly communicate its renewable energy policy. Sustainability information should be easily accessible for consumers to make responsible choices. 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'? Regatta has not published any climate footprint of its supply chain from 2016 to 2018. 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? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 4. 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? Regatta does not communicate any information on its climate footprint towards a climate neutrality goal for its 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 refers to REACH legislation. This is not a sufficient policy to target chemical pollution in the production chain. Furthermore, Regatta does not report concrete 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 PFOA), 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 (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? Regatta does not report on the annual results of its consumer packaging policy. 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? 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

1 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? Since 2012, Regatta is member of the Ethical Trade Initiative (ETI), which provides a base code mentioning all these standards. However, Regatta does not publish at least a bi-annual progress report with a summary of social compliance in the supply chain on its own website. 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)? Regatta is member of the Ethical Trade Initiative, which requires a complaints mechanism to be active within factories. However, it is not clear if the system provides for complaints handlers outside the factory. 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 suppliers. 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? Regatta does not provide a significant list of 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? 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
7. Does this initiative require clear minimum performance levels for member brands? The ETI terminates the membership of companies who fail to honour their membership obligations or do not make sufficient progress. However, it is not clear according to what criteria the obligations are evaluated and thus how strict membership requirements really are. Source
8. Is at least 25% of the total production volume at direct suppliers verified under monitoring concerning good labour conditions? Regatta does not clearly report if and how much production volume is approved as socially compliant by independent third parties. 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? Regatta does not publicly report clear results of any 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? Regatta 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? Regatta does not provide concrete information about implemented measures to establish the payment of living wages at its apparel manufacturers. Source
15. Has the brand (owner) realised payment of living wages for at least 10% of its production volume? Regatta does not report on its payment of living wages. 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 report on the duration of business relationships with suppliers, nor on a strategy to concentrate production at a limited number of suppliers. Regatta further does not mention owning any factories. Source