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  • Overall approach
    1/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "At Samsonite, we are passionate about reversing the negative impacts of deforestation. Reforestation projects have great potential to protect endangered species, prevent the degradation of ecosystems, and increase the ability of forests and planted areas to sequester carbon from the atmosphere. These projects also enhance quality of life for people living in or near these landscapes, as well as providing valuable habitats for wildlife". 
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    10/86
    • Leather
      4/86
      • 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
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • 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
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/34
        • 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
          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
        4/16
        • 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; Forced Labour; Child Labour
          "The Company works to ensure that its global supply chain partners follow socially responsible and ethically acceptable practices. The “Ethical Charter,” guides Samsonite’s approach to minimum standards in the supply chain. In the case of TUMI, a suppliers’ code of conduct, known as the “Standards of Engagement” has been extended for use following TUMI’s acquisition. Collectively these standards set forth the vision for acceptable business practices related to workers’ rights, working conditions, terms of employment, decent work, supplier systems, and worker protections. They are consistent with the ILO covenants, such as prohibitions against forced labor and child labor. The Company uses these standards as an integral component of our sourcing strategies, including how we evaluate supplier performance, and determine with which factories we will continue to engage and grow our business."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      15/86
      • Commitment Strength
        9/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • 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 reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          9/11
          • 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
            "We are increasing the amount of recycled materials we use to create our products and packaging as these have a lower environmental impact than using virgin materials". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "We are increasing the amount of recycled materials we use to create our products and packaging as these have a lower environmental impact than using virgin materials". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "We are increasing the amount of recycled materials we use to create our products and packaging as these have a lower environmental impact than using virgin materials". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We are increasing the amount of recycled materials we use to create our products and packaging as these have a lower environmental impact than using virgin materials". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We are increasing the amount of recycled materials we use to create our products and packaging as these have a lower environmental impact than using virgin materials". 
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "We are increasing the amount of recycled materials we use to create our products and packaging as these have a lower environmental impact than using virgin materials". 
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • 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
        2/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            "We also recognize the value of simply reducing the amount of packaging we use. In 2018, we increased the efficiency of the product packaging of our Gregory brand. By creating a smaller and more lightweight design, we were able to improve shipping efficiency by 21% which means we can ship more product per load and reduce the carbon footprint of our logistics". 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • 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
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • 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
        4/16
        • 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; Forced Labour; Child Labour
          "The Company works to ensure that its global supply chain partners follow socially responsible and ethically acceptable practices. The “Ethical Charter,” guides Samsonite’s approach to minimum standards in the supply chain. In the case of TUMI, a suppliers’ code of conduct, known as the “Standards of Engagement” has been extended for use following TUMI’s acquisition. Collectively these standards set forth the vision for acceptable business practices related to workers’ rights, working conditions, terms of employment, decent work, supplier systems, and worker protections. They are consistent with the ILO covenants, such as prohibitions against forced labor and child labor. The Company uses these standards as an integral component of our sourcing strategies, including how we evaluate supplier performance, and determine with which factories we will continue to engage and grow our business."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    5/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    1/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Samsonite is an American manufacturer of suitcases, backpacks, handbags, wallets, laptop bags, and toiletry bags. Samsonite sells their products in more than one hundred countries in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. According to the company, Samsonite is the largest travel luggage company in the world. The company use leather in their products. 

Sector
Industry sector 
Accessories & luggage
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HQ
HQ 
Hong Kong
Company Type
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Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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