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BONDI BORN is a brand that has gained recognition for its efforts in promoting sustainability. In our evaluation of the brand’s environmental policies, we have rated BONDI BORN as “It’s a Start” in our “Planet” rating. This rating takes into account various factors, including the brand’s use of lower-impact materials such as organic linen. However, we found no evidence of the brand minimizing textile waste in its supply chain or taking meaningful action to reduce water use. On a positive note, BONDI BORN does avoid plastic packaging, which is commendable.
When it comes to workers’ rights, BONDI BORN has also received an “It’s a Start” rating in our “People” rating. This rating assesses the brand’s policies and practices regarding issues such as child labor, living wages, and gender equality. One positive aspect we found is that BONDI BORN’s final production stage occurs in Australia, which is considered a low-risk country for labor abuse. Additionally, the brand’s Code of Conduct covers the principles of the International Labour Organization’s Four Fundamental Freedoms. BONDI BORN also partly traces its supply chain, including the final production stage. However, while the brand claims to ensure payment of a Living Wage in its supply chain, it does not provide a specific definition of what constitutes a living wage.
In terms of animal welfare, BONDI BORN has received a “Great” rating in our “Animals” rating. The brand states that its entire product range is vegan, which means that it does not use any animal-derived products. We also consider how well brands trace their animal-derived products, and BONDI BORN has demonstrated a good level of transparency in this regard.
Based on all the publicly available information we have reviewed, we have given BONDI BORN an overall rating of “Good.” While the brand has made some positive strides in terms of sustainability, there is still room for improvement in areas such as reducing textile waste and water usage. However, BONDI BORN’s commitment to using lower-impact materials and avoiding plastic packaging is commendable. The brand also demonstrates a focus on workers’ rights by ensuring that the final production stage takes place in a low-risk country for labor abuse and having a comprehensive Code of Conduct. Additionally, BONDI BORN’s commitment to being a vegan brand showcases its dedication to animal welfare.