Boma is a brand that is making strides in the sustainability space. In our “Planet” rating, we evaluate brands based on their environmental policies in their supply chains. Boma has been rated as “It’s a Start” in this category. There are several factors that have influenced this score.
- One positive aspect of Boma is that it uses some lower-impact materials, including recycled materials. This not only reduces the demand for virgin materials but also helps in reducing carbon emissions.
- However, there is no evidence to suggest that Boma is taking meaningful action to reduce water use. Water scarcity is a significant issue globally, and companies need to take proactive measures to conserve water.
- Boma does use biodegradable packaging, which is a step in the right direction. Biodegradable packaging can help reduce the environmental impact of waste by breaking down naturally over time.
- Additionally, Boma offers recycling options to its consumers. This initiative is crucial in addressing end-of-life waste and promoting a circular economy.
When it comes to workers’ rights, Boma also receives an “It’s a Start” rating in our “People” rating. We assess brands’ policies and practices on various aspects, including child labor, living wages, and gender equality.
- Boma’s supply chain has attained certification by Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit – SMETA Best Practice Guidance. This certification ensures that the supply chain adheres to proper ethical practices.
- The brand’s Code of Conduct covers some of the ILO Four Fundamental Freedoms principles, indicating a commitment to workers’ rights.
- Boma has also made some progress in tracing its supply chain. It can trace the final production stages and some of the second production stages. Supply chain traceability is crucial in promoting transparency and accountability.
- However, there is no evidence to suggest that Boma ensures that workers in its supply chain are paid living wages. Living wages are essential for ensuring fair compensation and improving the livelihoods of workers.
Considering animal welfare, Boma’s impact is not rated as it predominantly uses materials that are free of animal-derived products. Therefore, the brand’s focus on animals does not significantly contribute to its overall rating.
The overall rating for Boma is based on its combined environment and labor scores. Based on the publicly available information we have reviewed, we rate Boma as “It’s a Start” overall. It is commendable that Boma is taking steps towards sustainability, but there is still room for improvement.