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Trigema
Reasonable, could be better Click here for score rapport: 15 out of 34

Sustainability summary

Trigema has achieved the C-label. It scores high on labour conditions because its entire collection is manufactured in Germany, a low-risk country for bad labour conditions. However, with regard to environmental and climate policies, improvement is needed.

Brand owner: Trigema Inh. W. Grupp e.K.
Head office: Burladingen, Germany
Sector: Sport & outdoor clothing
Categories : Male, Female, Kids
Free Tags: Caps, Shirts, Pullover, Jackets, Dress

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Trigema sustainability score report

Last edited: 2 April 2019 by RSM - Students
Last reviewed: 2 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? Trigema has not published the 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? Trigema mentions the use of onsite generated renewable energy (solar energy), but is not clear about the total percentage share. Source
3. Is all the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy? Trigema states that it produces electricity through block heating stations, gas turbines and solar panels. Only the latter is a renewable resource, so not all electricity is generated by renewable energy sources. Source
4. Has the brand (owner) disclosed the annual absolute climate footprint of its supply chain that is 'beyond own operations'? Trigema does not publish the annual absolute climate footprint of its supply chain that is beyond own operations. 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? Trigema does not communicate any information on its climate footprint towards a climate neutrality goal for its own operations. 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? The TRIGEMA ChangeĀ® clothing line uses 100% organic cotton, but it constitutes only a minor part of Trigema's entire collection, so the percentage of organic or other environmentally preferred materials to total volume is not clear. 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? All Trigema's products are made in Germany, which is a low risk country, as high environmental standards are enforced by law. 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? Trigema only mentions the Oeko-Tex 100 Standard for textiles. This standard is not eligible for this question since it does not cover criteria to chemical use during the production stages. Thus it is not clear whether Trigema has phased out at least 1 suspect chemical group. 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? Trigema 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 (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? Trigema does not communicate any information regarding its waste generation and waste reduction policies. Source
12. Does the brand (company) encourage the return or re-use of garments? Trigema does not report whether or not it has in place any kind of concept to stimulate the re-use or return of garments by its customers. Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

14 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? Trigema has a Code of Conduct to safeguard these standards. Moreover, all its products are made in Germany, which is a low-risk country in terms of weak labour conditions. 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)? All Trigema's products are made in Germany, which is a low-risk country in terms of weak labour conditions. For example, workers are represented by Trigema's own working council and involved in all major company decisions. 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? Trigema produces 100% of its products in its plants in Burladingen, Altshausen and Rangendingen, Germany. 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? Trigema provides the address of its main production plant, which is open to visitors interested in a guided tour. 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? Trigema does not provide a significant list of its material suppliers and other upstream suppliers. 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? All Trigema garments are made in Germany, which is a low-risk country in terms of weak labour conditions. 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? Trigema clothes are manufactured 100% in Germany, which is a low-risk country for labour conditions in terms of weak labour conditions. 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? Trigema does not publicly report clear results of its implemented measures to improve labor conditions for all its fabric manufacturers. They have manufacturers in Germany, a low-risk country, and their manufacturer in Turkey is GOTS-certified. But Trigema does not publish information about their manufacturer in Greece or other EU countries. Source
13. Does the brand (owner) publicly commit to a living wage benchmark with defined wages per production region or factory? Trigema has committed to pay their workers the minimum wage customary within the industry or the statutory minimum wage (i.e., under German law), whichever is the greater. The paid wages should be sufficient to cover the basic living expenses of workers. All employees must be entitled to at least the statutory social benefits. 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? Trigema has 100% of its garments made in Germany where laws provide for a living wage. Source
15. Has the brand (owner) realised payment of living wages for at least 10% of its production volume? Trigema has 100% of its garments made in Germany where laws provide for a living wage. 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? 100% of Trigema's production volume comes from factories owned by the brand. Source