In recent report by non-profit organization Stand.earth lists Primark, Uniqlo and Marks & Spencers as laggards in removing fossil fuels from their supply chains and products. As per Edie news, the report titled ‘Fossil-Fuel Fashion Scorecard’, compares each brand’s commitments to decarboniszation with the actions it is already taking to transition away from fossil fuels in operations, the supply chains and in products.
Stand.earth gives each brand a grade for their efforts in climate advocacy, low-carbon logistics, low-carbon materials and low-carbon manufacturing. This last category takes into account energy efficiency and renewable energy procurement. An overall grade is also provided for each brand. Across the board, no brands score an ‘A’ grade. The highest grade, a ‘B-‘, goes to Swiss outdoor wear brand Mammut, while 20 brands receive the lowest possible grade, ‘F’. The F-graded brands include American Eagle, Giorgio Armani, Booho, Capri Holdings, Espirit, Everlane, Hugo Boss, Kering, LVMH, Marks & Spencer, MEC, On Running, Pentland, Prada, Primark, Salvatore Ferragamo, SKFK, Under Armour and Uniqlo.