Adidas by Stella McCartney

Rating: Good

Price: $ $ $ $

Location: Germany

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Adidas by Stella McCartney is a renowned brand owned by the Adidas Group. The brand focuses on sustainability and its commitment to the environment. In fact, our “Planet” rating evaluates brands based on their environmental policies in their supply chains, including carbon emissions, wastewater management, business models, and product circularity. With these evaluations in mind, we rate Adidas by Stella McCartney as “Good.”

One of the reasons for this positive rating is the brand’s use of a high proportion of lower-impact materials, including recycled materials. By using these materials, Adidas by Stella McCartney minimizes the use of chemicals, water, and wastewater in its production processes. This conscientious approach contributes to its overall sustainability efforts.

In addition to using sustainable materials, Adidas by Stella McCartney has also set a science-based target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated from its own operations and supply chain. While the brand has set this target, it is not currently on track to meet it. However, to eliminate hazardous chemicals, Adidas by Stella McCartney has set a target to achieve this by 2025 and claims to be on track to meet that goal.

When it comes to workers’ rights, our “People” rating examines brands’ policies and practices related to child labor, living wages, and gender equality. In this aspect, we rate Adidas by Stella McCartney as “It’s a Start.” The brand’s social auditing program is accredited by the Fair Labor Association (FLA), which covers its entire final production stage. However, Adidas by Stella McCartney received a score of 51-60% in the 2022 Fashion Transparency Index, indicating room for improvement.

Adidas by Stella McCartney also has a limited policy to support diversity and inclusion in its supply chain. While the brand claims to have a program to improve wages, there is no evidence to ensure that its workers are paid living wages in most of its supply chain. However, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Adidas by Stella McCartney disclosed adequate policies to protect workers in its supply chain from the virus, reflecting its commitment to their well-being.

Turning our attention to animal welfare, our “Animals” rating focuses on brands’ animal welfare policies and their ability to trace animal-derived products. In this regard, we rate Adidas by Stella McCartney as “Good.” While the brand doesn’t appear to use animal-derived materials, it is important to note that it doesn’t claim to be a vegan brand.

Based on all the publicly available information we’ve reviewed, Adidas by Stella McCartney receives an overall rating of “Good” in terms of sustainability. The brand’s use of lower-impact materials, commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and focus on workers’ rights and animal welfare contribute to this positive rating. However, there are areas for improvement, such as increasing transparency and ensuring that workers in its supply chain receive living wages. Through ongoing efforts, Adidas by Stella McCartney has the potential to further boost its sustainability practices and make an even greater positive impact in the world.

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