Rating: Not good enough
Price: $ $ $ $
Location: United States
Official brand website: Visit
LOCAL EUROPEAN is a brand that is evaluated based on its environmental policies, supply chain practices, and commitment to workers’ rights. Unfortunately, the brand does not provide sufficient information in terms of its environmental impact. As consumers, we have the right to know how the products we buy affect the issues we care about.
Our “Planet” rating takes into account the carbon emissions, wastewater management, business models, and product circularity of brands. LOCAL EUROPEAN does not publish enough information in these areas, making it difficult for us to assess its environmental impact. Transparency is key when it comes to sustainability, and the lack of information from LOCAL EUROPEAN is concerning.
The “People” rating focuses on brands’ policies and practices related to workers’ rights, including issues such as child labor, living wages, and gender equality. Unfortunately, LOCAL EUROPEAN’s policies are “Not Good Enough” in this regard. There is no evidence that the brand has a Code of Conduct in place, and it does not fully trace its supply chain, particularly in the final production stage. Additionally, there is no evidence of supplier audits or efforts to ensure that workers are paid living wages. These factors greatly influence the brand’s “People” rating.
Our “Animals” rating assesses brands’ animal welfare policies and their traceability of animal-derived products. LOCAL EUROPEAN receives a “Good” rating in this category. While the brand does not appear to use any animal-derived materials, it does not claim to be a vegan brand either. More information on its stance on animal welfare would be beneficial for consumers who prioritize this aspect of sustainability.
Based on the publicly available information that we have reviewed, we rate LOCAL EUROPEAN as “Not Good Enough” overall. The lack of transparency in its environmental policies and the shortcomings in its commitment to workers’ rights contribute to this rating. As consumers, it is important to support brands that prioritize sustainability and provide clear information about their practices.