VEJA is an environmentally conscious brand that focuses on sustainability in its supply chain. The brand has been rated as “Good” in our “Planet” rating, which evaluates brands based on their environmental policies. VEJA uses a medium proportion of lower-impact materials, such as organic cotton, in its production. This helps limit the use of chemicals, water, and wastewater in its supply chain. Additionally, VEJA offers recycling services to consumers, allowing them to address end-of-life textile waste.
When it comes to leather, VEJA ensures that the tanneries it works with are Leather Working Group Gold certified. This certification signifies that the tanneries meet high standards in terms of environmental responsibility and social practices. By sourcing leather from these certified tanneries, VEJA is able to maintain its commitment to sustainability and ethical production practices.
In our “People” rating, which assesses brands’ policies and practices regarding workers’ rights, VEJA has also received a “Good” rating. The brand’s Code of Conduct covers the principles outlined by the International Labour Organization’s Four Fundamental Freedoms. This ensures that workers are treated fairly and have the right to freedom of association, collective bargaining, and protection against discrimination and forced labor.
Furthermore, VEJA takes steps to trace most of its supply chain, allowing for greater transparency and accountability. The brand also ensures that workers in the final production stage are paid a living wage, promoting fair labor practices and decent working conditions.
In terms of animal welfare, VEJA has received an “It’s a Start” rating in our “Animals” rating. While the brand has published a general statement about minimizing animal suffering, it does not currently have a formal animal welfare policy in place. However, VEJA does not appear to use wool, down, fur, angora, exotic animal skin, or exotic animal hair in its products.
Overall, based on our evaluation of all publicly available information, VEJA has received a “Good” rating. The brand demonstrates a commitment to sustainability and ethical practices by using lower-impact materials, ensuring workers’ rights, and sourcing leather from certified tanneries. While there is room for improvement in terms of animal welfare policies, VEJA is taking steps in the right direction.