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  • Overall approach
    2/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      UN Global Compact
      Deckers Outdoor Corp are a signatory to the UN Global Compact. 
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1.00/1
      "Deckers business partners and Deckers should avoid Fiber from high-risk areas that engage in controversial sourcing practices, by working toward ensuring that [...] Fiber is not originating from locations identified as containing High Conservation Value Forests". 
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    41/86
    • Leather
      40/86
      • Commitment Strength
        23/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          11/21
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            Type of commitment: Sustainability commitment
            "All tanneries supplying finished leather (cattle hides) to Deckers Brands originating from Brazil are required to have a Leather Working Group certification and a level “A” rating in traceability. This ensures that the hides sourced are not originating from farms involved in illegal deforestation."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
            "All tanneries supplying finished leather (cattle hides) to Deckers Brands originating from Brazil are required to have a Leather Working Group certification and a level “A” rating in traceability. This ensures that the hides sourced are not originating from farms involved in illegal deforestation."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "All tanneries supplying finished leather (cattle hides) to Deckers Brands originating from Brazil are required to have a Leather Working Group certification and a level “A” rating in traceability. This ensures that the hides sourced are not originating from farms involved in illegal deforestation."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "All tanneries supplying finished leather (cattle hides) to Deckers Brands originating from Brazil are required to have a Leather Working Group certification and a level “A” rating in traceability. This ensures that the hides sourced are not originating from farms involved in illegal deforestation."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "All tanneries supplying finished leather (cattle hides) to Deckers Brands originating from Brazil are required to have a Leather Working Group certification and a level “A” rating in traceability. This ensures that the hides sourced are not originating from farms involved in illegal deforestation."
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            "All tanneries supplying finished leather (cattle hides) to Deckers Brands originating from Brazil are required to have a Leather Working Group certification and a level “A” rating in traceability. This ensures that the hides sourced are not originating from farms involved in illegal deforestation."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "All tanneries supplying finished leather (cattle hides) to Deckers Brands originating from Brazil are required to have a Leather Working Group certification and a level “A” rating in traceability. This ensures that the hides sourced are not originating from farms involved in illegal deforestation."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          12/15
          • Commitment details
            downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, checks compliance
            5.3/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, checks compliance
            5.3/5.3
            " In FY20, we anticipate tracing 85% of all cattle hide and sheepskin back to the processing facility and 100% of all hides/skins to the country of origin (exclusive of Koolaburra by UGG which will require additional time)"
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "In FY20, we anticipate tracing 85% of all cattle hide and sheepskin back to the processing facility and 100% of all hides/skins to the country of origin (exclusive of Koolaburra by UGG which will require additional time)"
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "In FY20, we anticipate tracing 85% of all cattle hide and sheepskin back to the processing facility and 100% of all hides/skins to the country of origin (exclusive of Koolaburra by UGG which will require additional time)"
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            "In FY20, we anticipate tracing 85% of all cattle hide and sheepskin back to the processing facility and 100% of all hides/skins to the country of origin (exclusive of Koolaburra by UGG which will require additional time)"
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            "In FY20, we anticipate tracing 85% of all cattle hide and sheepskin back to the processing facility and 100% of all hides/skins to the country of origin (exclusive of Koolaburra by UGG which will require additional time)"
          • Target date
            2020
            1.8/2
            Target date
            2020
            1.8/2
            "In FY20, we anticipate tracing 85% of all cattle hide and sheepskin back to the processing facility and 100% of all hides/skins to the country of origin (exclusive of Koolaburra by UGG which will require additional time)"
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "In FY20, we anticipate tracing 85% of all cattle hide and sheepskin back to the processing facility and 100% of all hides/skins to the country of origin (exclusive of Koolaburra by UGG which will require additional time)"
      • Reporting and Implementation
        12/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            In 2019: "97% of leathers/hides used in our production are sourced from Leather Working Group certified tanneries"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            In their 2019 CSR report Deckers stated that "we were also above our traceability target for bovine full-grain leather and traced 77% to the processing facility" and 23% back to the country of origin.
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            certification
            In 2019: "97% of leathers/hides used in our production are sourced from Leather Working Group certified tanneries"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Time-specific monitoring statement
          4/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Time-specific monitoring statement
          4/4
          "On an annual basis, Deckers business partners must certify their compliance with all applicable policies (including this Animal Welfare Policy)". 
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • 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
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Deckers require their suppliers to ensure their workers' rights to have freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour, and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Deckers require their suppliers to ensure that their workers are not discriminated against based on gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      41/86
      • Commitment Strength
        23/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          13/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests; Certification
            "Deckers business partners and Deckers should avoid Fiber from high-risk areas that engage in controversial sourcing practices, by working toward ensuring that [...] Fiber is not originating from locations identified as containing High Conservation Value Forests". They also aim to have 60.24% FSC certified pulp and paper in packaging by 2020.
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Deckers business partners and Deckers should avoid Fiber from high-risk areas that engage in controversial sourcing practices, by working toward ensuring that [...] Fiber is not originating from locations identified as containing High Conservation Value Forests". They also aim to have 60.24% FSC certified pulp and paper in packaging by 2020.
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "Deckers business partners and Deckers should avoid Fiber from high-risk areas that engage in controversial sourcing practices, by working toward ensuring that [...] Fiber is not originating from locations identified as containing High Conservation Value Forests". They also aim to have 60.24% FSC certified pulp and paper in packaging by 2020.
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Deckers business partners and Deckers should avoid Fiber from high-risk areas that engage in controversial sourcing practices, by working toward ensuring that [...] Fiber is not originating from locations identified as containing High Conservation Value Forests". They also aim to have 60.24% FSC certified pulp and paper in packaging by 2020.
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Deckers business partners and Deckers should avoid Fiber from high-risk areas that engage in controversial sourcing practices, by working toward ensuring that [...] Fiber is not originating from locations identified as containing High Conservation Value Forests". They also aim to have 60.24% FSC certified pulp and paper in packaging by 2020.
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            "Deckers business partners and Deckers should avoid Fiber from high-risk areas that engage in controversial sourcing practices, by working toward ensuring that [...] Fiber is not originating from locations identified as containing High Conservation Value Forests". They also aim to have 60.24% FSC certified pulp and paper in packaging by 2020.
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Deckers business partners and Deckers should avoid Fiber from high-risk areas that engage in controversial sourcing practices, by working toward ensuring that [...] Fiber is not originating from locations identified as containing High Conservation Value Forests". They also aim to have 60.24% FSC certified pulp and paper in packaging by 2020.
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          11/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            Deckers commit to "Increase the use of fiber that has been certified by a credible third-party to verify chain-of-custody, with highest preference for the Forest Stewardship Council (“FSC”) certification [and] increase the use of post-consumer recycled content where possible". Deckers aim to achieve 86.09% post-consumer recycled content in 2020.
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Deckers commit to "Increase the use of fiber that has been certified by a credible third-party to verify chain-of-custody, with highest preference for the Forest Stewardship Council (“FSC”) certification [and] increase the use of post-consumer recycled content where possible". Deckers aim to achieve 86.09% post-consumer recycled content in 2020.
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Deckers commit to "Increase the use of fiber that has been certified by a credible third-party to verify chain-of-custody, with highest preference for the Forest Stewardship Council (“FSC”) certification [and] increase the use of post-consumer recycled content where possible". Deckers aim to achieve 86.09% post-consumer recycled content in 2020.
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Deckers commit to "Increase the use of fiber that has been certified by a credible third-party to verify chain-of-custody, with highest preference for the Forest Stewardship Council (“FSC”) certification [and] increase the use of post-consumer recycled content where possible". Deckers aim to achieve 86.09% post-consumer recycled content in 2020.
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Deckers commit to "Increase the use of fiber that has been certified by a credible third-party to verify chain-of-custody, with highest preference for the Forest Stewardship Council (“FSC”) certification [and] increase the use of post-consumer recycled content where possible". Deckers aim to achieve 86.09% post-consumer recycled content in 2020.
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Deckers commit to "Increase the use of fiber that has been certified by a credible third-party to verify chain-of-custody, with highest preference for the Forest Stewardship Council (“FSC”) certification [and] increase the use of post-consumer recycled content where possible". Deckers aim to achieve 86.09% post-consumer recycled content in 2020.
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Deckers commit to "Increase the use of fiber that has been certified by a credible third-party to verify chain-of-custody, with highest preference for the Forest Stewardship Council (“FSC”) certification [and] increase the use of post-consumer recycled content where possible". Deckers aim to achieve 86.09% post-consumer recycled content in 2020.
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            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
      • Reporting and Implementation
        13/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            In 2018, 49.26% of Decker's paper was FSC certified. 
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            In 2018, Deckers used 17135.89 tons of paper in their packaging.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            In 2018, 49.26% of Decker's paper was FSC certified. 
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            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
          Time-specific monitoring statement
          4/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Time-specific monitoring statement
          4/4
          "On an annual basis, Deckers business partners must certify their compliance with all applicable policies (including this Animal Welfare Policy)". 
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          In 2018, Deckers used 17135.89 tons of paper in their packaging.
      • 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
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "Deckers require their suppliers to ensure their workers' rights to have freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour, and child labour."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Deckers require their suppliers to ensure that their workers are not discriminated against based on gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    23/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    13/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Deckers Outdoor Corp is a footwear distributor based in the US made up of several well-known brands such as UGG.

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

Top Brands

Ugg, Sanuk, Teva, Hoka

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