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  • Overall approach
    0/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      0/1
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    13/86
    • Leather
      9/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/21
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            downstream company, traces to Tier 1 supplier, no compliance check
            0/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            downstream company, traces to Tier 1 supplier, no compliance check
            0/5.3
            "we publish a list of all on-boarded tier 1 factories (those cutting and sewing our finished garments, footwear and accessories) on our website, featuring their name, address , product type and number of workers."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          BestSeller A/S/ report a list of their direct factory suppliers twice annually.
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          BestSeller promotes the 4 fundamental principles and rights at work, as defined by the ILO and in line with the UN Declaration for Human Rights.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Employees shall not be subjected to discrimination (including during recruitment, promotion, access to training, termination or retirement) regarding race, colour, caste, nationality, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation or marital status."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      17/86
      • Commitment Strength
        8/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/15
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment
            2/8
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC
            Type of commitment: Sustainability commitment
            "BY 2022 100% of our man-made cellulosic fibres will be sourced responsibly in line with industry best practice, such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "BY 2022 100% of our man-made cellulosic fibres will be sourced responsibly in line with industry best practice, such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "BY 2022 100% of our man-made cellulosic fibres will be sourced responsibly in line with industry best practice, such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "BY 2022 100% of our man-made cellulosic fibres will be sourced responsibly in line with industry best practice, such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "BY 2022 100% of our man-made cellulosic fibres will be sourced responsibly in line with industry best practice, such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)."
          • Target date
            2022
            0.8/1.3
            Target date
            2022
            0.8/1.3
            "BY 2022 100% of our man-made cellulosic fibres will be sourced responsibly in line with industry best practice, such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "BY 2022 100% of our man-made cellulosic fibres will be sourced responsibly in line with industry best practice, such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            downstream company, traces to Tier 1 supplier, no compliance check
            0/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            downstream company, traces to Tier 1 supplier, no compliance check
            0/4
            "we publish a list of all on-boarded tier 1 factories (those cutting and sewing our finished garments, footwear and accessories) on our website, featuring their name, address , product type and number of workers."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
             
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          BestSeller A/S/ report a list of their direct suppliers twice annually.
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          BestSeller A/S have a Code of Conduct for all suppliers, which promotes workers' rights in line with the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at work, and the UN Declaration for Human Rights.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Employees shall not be subjected to discrimination (including during recruitment, promotion, access to training, termination or retirement) regarding race, colour, caste, nationality, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation or marital status."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    4/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    4/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Bestseller A/S is a Danish clothing company with department stores globally. The company reported a net turnover of €3.3 billion in 2018.

Sector
Industry sector 
Apparel & footwear
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Denmark
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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