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  • Overall approach
    3/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: UN Global Compact; Other intiative

      If Other Initiative, specify:: Leather Working Group
      "Deckers has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact (“UNGC”) since2016." "Deckers is a member of the Leather Working Group (“LWG”), an industry organization that developed and maintains a rating system and certification program for environmental performance in tanneries. Approximately 100% of all leather used in Deckers products is sourced from a LWG certified tannery."
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      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 as defined below: A. Forest areas containing globally, regionally or nationally significant: concentrations of biodiversity values (e.g. endemism, endangered species, refugia); large-landscape-level forests contained within, or containing the management unit where viable populations of most if not all naturally occurring species exist in natural patters of distribution and abundance; B. Forest areas that are in or contain rare, threatened or endangered ecosystems"
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      High-level management
      Yes
      1/1
      Deckers has an "ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITYETHICAL SOURCING COMMITTEE" in relation to its sourcing policies, which include policies on deforestation for leather and paper.
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
  • Commodity score
    33/84
    • Leather
      31/84
      • Commitment Strength
        13/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/17
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            If Other, specify here: Leather Working Group, level "A" rating in traceability

            Which certification schemes are used?: Other certification
            "All tanneries supplying finished leather (cattle hides) to Deckers Brands originatingfrom 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 farmsinvolved in illegal deforestation."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Brazil only - "All tanneries supplying finished leather (cattle hides) to Deckers Brands originatingfrom 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 farmsinvolved in illegal deforestation."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Brazil only - "All tanneries supplying finished leather (cattle hides) to Deckers Brands originatingfrom 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 farmsinvolved in illegal deforestation."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          7/11
          • 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
            "We are proud of the traceability efforts we have made thus far but we recognize we should further improve in this space. 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) Note, these targets are exclusive of licensee/agent relationships."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            What is the rationale for any exclusion?: Some product lines/brands excluded due to relationship/positioning with the company
            "We are proud of the traceability efforts we have made thus far but we recognize we should further improve in this space. 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) Note, these targets are exclusive of licensee/agent relationships."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "We are proud of the traceability efforts we have made thus far but we recognize we should further improve in this space. 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) Note, these targets are exclusive of licensee/agent relationships."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        7/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "Forced Labor: Our business partners shall not use forced labor whether in the form ofprison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor or otherwise. Child Labor: Our business partners shall not employ workers below the age of 16, or, in the case of hazardous work, the age of 18. If the legal age for employment is higher than 16, then the higher age shall apply [...] Non-discrimination: Employment decisions shall be made solely on the person's ability to do the job. No person shall be subject to discrimination in employment, including hiring, salary, benefits, advancement, discipline, termination or retirement on the basis of gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, nationality, political opinion, social or ethnic origin [...] Freedom of association/collective bargaining: Our business partners shall recognizeand respect the right of employees to freedom of association and collectivebargaining. Where these rights are restricted under law, parallel means for therepresentation of workers are encouraged."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Ethical Supply Chain Supplier Code of Conduct states that "Employment decisions shall be made solely on the person'sability to do the job. No person shall be subject to discrimination in employment,including hiring, salary, benefits, advancement, discipline, termination or retirementon the basis of gender"
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          "In FY19, 97% of our leathers came from Leather Working Groupcertified tanneries. This figure decreased slightly year-on-year from FY18 as one of our brands had to source froma non Leather working Group certified tannery due to high demand. We have improved controls and methods ofremediation in place to ensure we meet our targets in the near future."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        11/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            "97% of leathers/hides used in our production are sourced fromLeather Working Group certified tanneries"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            "We have made great progress in the area of materials traceability and in FY19 were above our 80% traceability target for sheepskin, and able to trace 98% back to the processing facility We were also above our traceability target for bovine full-grain leather and traced 77% to the processing facility."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            "97% of leathers/hides used in our production are sourced fromLeather Working Group certified tanneries"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
          Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Leather Working Group
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "All business partners will obey all applicable laws and regulations [...] To measure progress against these Guidelines, weconduct ongoing assessments and reviews of facilities. We require full and openaccess to the facilities, operations and employees involved in our business." "Throughout the globe, Deckers is committed to working with third-party vendors and service providers who, at a minimum, uphold the relevant environmental laws, regulations and policies of the countries in which they do business. Deckers has ongoing environmental studies with its key partners to ensure they are operating in a way that is preserving environmental resources for generations to come."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 0 Only Brazil operations

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 0 Only Brazil operations

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Annually

          Details of monitoring: Using third party verification
          "DEFORESTATION 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 [...] Annual Certification: On an annual basis, Deckers business partners must certify their compliance with all applicable policies (including this Animal Welfare Policy)."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      35/84
      • Commitment Strength
        17/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            "Deckers will only accept paper, pulp, packaging and forest products (Fiber�) which islegally harvested, sourced, transported and exported from its country of origin [...]2. Deckers business partners and Deckers should avoid Fiber from high-risk areas thatengage in controversial sourcing practices, by working toward ensuring that:[...] Fiber is not originating from locations identified as containing HighConservation Value Forests [...] 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."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Deckers will only accept paper, pulp, packaging and forest products (“Fiber”) which islegally harvested, sourced, transported and exported from its country of origin [...]2. Deckers business partners and Deckers should avoid Fiber from high-risk areas thatengage in controversial sourcing practices, by working toward ensuring that:[...] Fiber is not originating from locations identified as containing HighConservation Value Forests [...] 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."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            2020 TARGET: 60.24% FSC-certified, 39.76% non-certified
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current (see 3.2)
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          7/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content; Reduction of material inputs
            "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. Increase the use of post-consumer recycled content where possible, while maintaining product integrity and performance specifications. i. A minimum of 30% post-consumer recycled content is preferred. [...] Deckers strives to have its businesses and business partners minimize paper use and facilitate end-of-life recycling. As such, we expect our business partners to: (1) Minimize paper consumed in day-to-day operations [...] FY2020 - At least 75 percent of paper packaging will be derived from recycled material or sources that practice sustainable forest management."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "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. Increase the use of post-consumer recycled content where possible, while maintaining product integrity and performance specifications. i. A minimum of 30% post-consumer recycled content is preferred. [...] Deckers strives to have its businesses and business partners minimize paper use and facilitate end-of-life recycling. As such, we expect our business partners to: (1) Minimize paper consumed in day-to-day operations [...] FY2020 - At least 75 percent of paper packaging will be derived from recycled material or sources that practice sustainable forest management."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "FY2020 - At least 75 percent of paper packaging will be derived from recycled material or sources that practice sustainable forest management."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "Forced Labor: Our business partners shall not use forced labor whether in the form ofprison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor or otherwise. Child Labor: Our business partners shall not employ workers below the age of 16, or, in the case of hazardous work, the age of 18. If the legal age for employment is higher than 16, then the higher age shall apply [...] Non-discrimination: Employment decisions shall be made solely on the person's ability to do the job. No person shall be subject to discrimination in employment, including hiring, salary, benefits, advancement, discipline, termination or retirement on the basis of gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, nationality, political opinion, social or ethnic origin [...] Freedom of association/collective bargaining: Our business partners shall recognizeand respect the right of employees to freedom of association and collectivebargaining. Where these rights are restricted under law, parallel means for therepresentation of workers are encouraged."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Ethical Supply Chain Supplier Code of Conduct states that "Employment decisions shall be made solely on the person'sability to do the job. No person shall be subject to discrimination in employment,including hiring, salary, benefits, advancement, discipline, termination or retirementon the basis of gender"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        13/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            2018 data - 49.26% FSC-certified, 50.74% non-certified
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            "We continue to make strides towards reducing the environmental impact of our packaging materials by increasing our use of Forest Stewardship Council paper, and overall reduction in the use of plastic and paper, as well as efforts detailed...."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            For what percent of the company’s supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 82%
            2018 data - 49.26% FSC-certified, 50.74% non-certified
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            "We continue to make strides towards reducing the environmental impact of our packaging materials by increasing our use of Forest Stewardship Council paper, and overall reduction in the use of plastic and paper, as well as efforts detailed...."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "All business partners will obey all applicable laws and regulations [...] To measure progress against these Guidelines, weconduct ongoing assessments and reviews of facilities. We require full and openaccess to the facilities, operations and employees involved in our business." "Throughout the globe, Deckers is committed to working with third-party vendors and service providers who, at a minimum, uphold the relevant environmental laws, regulations and policies of the countries in which they do business. Deckers has ongoing environmental studies with its key partners to ensure they are operating in a way that is preserving environmental resources for generations to come."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Which certification schemes are used?: FSC

          What is the certified volume?: 49.26%

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 50.74%
          "According to the Environmental Protection Agency, in the United Statesalone, we use 70 million tons of paper and paperboard each year." Reported percentages above are for 2018 .
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "Preference will be shown to those business partners who demonstrate full compliancewith this Policy. Additionally, Deckers retains the right to terminate its relationship withany business partner not in compliance with such Policy"
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    15/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    12/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    6/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Deckers Outdoor Corp is a footwear distributor based in the US made up of several well-known brands such as UGG. Deckers Outdoor Corp is selected as a powerbroker for leather and paper packaging.

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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