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Sustainability summary

Based on our sustainability criteria, Teva has achieved the E-label, because only a little information is published about a policy on sustainability. The shoe brand got a few points because of its measures on carbon emissions, the use of a proper Code of Conduct for suppliers and the publication of a list of these suppliers. However, according to us, it's hard to see the effort Teva is making on sustainability. Therefore, more policy and transparancy is needed.

Brand owner: Deckers Outdoor Corporation
Head office: Goleta, CA, USA
Sector: Shoes & footwear
Categories : Male, Female, Kids, Baby
Free Tags: Deckers, Shoes, Boots, Sneaker

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Teva sustainability score report

Last edited: 29 December 2017 by Mario
Last reviewed: 29 December 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? Deckers (brand owner of Teva) implements several measures to reduce climate emissions, such as implementing energy efficiency measures (see link, page 20-22). Source
2. Has the brand (company) disclosed the annual carbon footprint of its 'own operations' and has the brand already reduced or compensated 10% of these emissions in the last 5 years? Deckers has published a climate footprint for 2012 (183,000 tons of CO2e), but no more recent climate footprints are published (see link, page 25). Source
3. Is at least 50% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy? Deckers reports on the use of green energy for its own operations, but is neither clear about the total percentage share nor about the sources of supply (see link, page 20). 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 the carbon footprint of its 'own operations' by at least 20% within the next 5 years? Deckers does not communicate concrete information on target reductions for its climate emissions (see link, page 4). 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? Deckers implements measures to reduce climate emissions in its production chain – beyond own operations. However, so far no concrete results are reported (see link, page 22). Source

Questions about Environmental Policy

0 out of 16
1. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 5% of its volume? Deckers (brand owner of Teva) has defined a sustainable raw material strategy. However, the overall proportion of preferable raw materials used is not communicated. 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. Does the brand have a clear and effective policy to avoid the use of leather that originates from cattle farms in deforestated Amazone areas? Deckers requires all tanneries supplying finished leather originating from Brazil to have a LWG certification and a level “A” rating in traceability which ensures the hides sourced are not originating from farms involved in illegal deforestation, but does not report on actual results realized (see link, page 15). Source
8. Does the brand (company) have a clear and effective policy to minimize environmental pollution of chromium and other harmful substances from leather tanning processes, e.g. by waste water treatment or by vegetable tanning? Deckers reports around 98% of all sourced leather comes from LWG audited factories. Deckers does not make clear whether these are gold and / or silver certified factories. Also, Deckers does not openly communicate a policy to limit chromium and other harmful substances pollution caused by leather tanning processes (see link, page 6). Source
9. Is there a policy for the brand (company) to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from the whole lifecycle and all production procedures to make the footwear? Deckers has not published any commitment to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from the whole life cycle of products (see link, page 3-5 & 18-19). Source
10. Has the brand (company) eliminated at least one suspect chemical group, such as Phthalates or Per fluorinated chemicals from its entire garment production? Deckers does not report whether at least 1 out of 11 suspect chemical groups, such as Heavy Metals or Chlorophenols can be considered as fully phased-out in the entire production chain. Source
11. 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 9. Source
12. Does the brand (company) have a clear target to phase out PVC in their products, and has the brand already achieved a PVC phase out level of more than 90%? Deckers does not report about having a plan to phase out PVC in their products. Source
13. Has the brand (company) a clear and effective policy to minimize the use of solvents based chemicals in their shoe production, and has the brand already achieved a level of average max. 40 grams of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) emissions per pair of shoes? For FY17, Deckers reports a level of average 39 grams of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) emissions per pair of Teva shoe, which is above the required 30 grams per pair (see link, page 19). Source
14. 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? Deckers communicates a consumer packaging reduction policy. But, concrete aggregate results regarding its packaging materials footprint are not made public. Source
15. Does the brand (company) have clear objectives to minimize waste, by reducing, re-using and recycling, and does the brand annually report the results? Deckers implements several measures to reduce its waste material footprint. But, concrete aggregate results regarding its waste materials footprint are not made public (see link, page 23 & 24). Source
16. Does the brand (company) encourage the return or re-use of garments? Next to collecting post-consumers shoes for donations, Deckers 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 (see link, page 13 & 24). Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

1 out of 14
1. Does the brand (company) have a supplier Code of Conduct (CoC) which includes the following standards: No forced or slave labor, no child labor, no discrimination of any kind and a safe and hygienic workplace? All standards are mentioned in the Deckers Supplier Code of Conduct (CoC). Source
2. Does this CoC include at least two of the following workers rights: 1. to have a formally registered employment relationship 2. to have a maximum working week of 48 hours with voluntary and paid overtime of 12 hours maximum 3. to have a sufficient living wage? 1. Not mentioned; 2. No, maximum working week is 60 hours, but hours of overtime is not specified and overtime may be mandatory; 3. No, mentioning of minimum wage, not living wage. Source
3. Does this Code of Conduct include the right for workers to form and join trade unions and bargain collectively; and in those situations where these rights are restricted under law, the right to facilitate parallel means of independent and free association and bargaining? This right is mentioned, but in situations where these rights are restricted under law, parallel means for the representation of workers are only encouraged (no obligation to facilitate parallel means). Source
4. Does this labour conditions policy also apply further down the production chains, at least covering the leather production or the animal farms? Deckers does not make clear if the Code of Conduct and consequent labour conditions policy also applies further down the footwear production chain, such as leather tanning or cattle farms. Source
5. Does the brand (company) have a published list of direct suppliers, that have collectively contributed to more than 90% of the purchase volume? Deckers specifies production countries, but does not provide a significant list of at least 90% of its direct suppliers. Source
6. Is the brand (company) a member of a collective initiative that aims to improve labor conditions, or does the brand (company) purchase its supplies from accredited factories with improved labor conditions? Deckers does not communicate any information about being part of a collective initiative or purchasing from an accredited supplier (see link, page 6). Source
7. Do independent civil society organizations like NGO's and labor unions have a decisive voice in this collective initiative or in these certification schemes? See remark for labor conditions policy question 6. Source
8. Is there a policy for the brand (company) for capacity building at the apparel manufacturers for improved labour practices? Deckers does not provide concrete information on capacity building measures at its supplying production facilities for improved labour practices. Source
9. Does the brand (company) annually report on the results of its labor conditions policy? Is at least 90% of the brands production volume from apparel manufacturers monitored for labour conditions? In FY17 100% of Deckers' production volume was audited on apparel manufacturer level. However, Deckers does not publicly report clear results of its implemented measures to improve labor conditions at its apparel manufacturers (see link, page 16-17). Source
10. Is at least 25% of the production volume from apparel manufacturers approved as socially compliant by independent third parties, such as FWF, GOTS or SA8000? See remark for labor conditions policy question 9. Source
11. Is at least 50% of the production volume from apparel manufacturers approved as socially compliant by independent third parties, such as FWF, GOTS or SA8000? See remark for labor conditions policy question 9. Source
12. Does the brand (company) implement a policy to establish the payment of living wages at its apparel manufacturers? Are at least first living wage payments realised? See remark for labor conditions policy question 9. Source
13. 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? Deckers does not report on results of its labour conditions policy for the fabric manufacturing phases. Source
14. Are at least 50% of the brand's leather, yarn and fabric production phases approved as socially compliant by independent third parties, such as FLO-Cert, GOTS or SA8000? See remark for labor conditions policy question 13. Source