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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
    18/86
    • Leather
      5/86
      • 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 protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            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
        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
          Skechers commit their suppliers to ensure that their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour are maintained. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Discrimination Employees shall not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, gender,..."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      32/86
      • Commitment Strength
        19/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests; Certification
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC
            "99% of Skechers-branded footwear is packaged in shoeboxes that meet the FSC® standard for responsible sources."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "99% of Skechers-branded footwear is packaged in shoeboxes that meet the FSC® standard for responsible sources."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "99% of Skechers-branded footwear is packaged in shoeboxes that meet the FSC® standard for responsible sources."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "99% of Skechers-branded footwear is packaged in shoeboxes that meet the FSC® standard for responsible sources."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "99% of Skechers-branded footwear is packaged in shoeboxes that meet the FSC® standard for responsible sources."
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            "99% of Skechers-branded footwear is packaged in shoeboxes that meet the FSC® standard for responsible sources."
          • 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
            "We regularly conduct assessments to ensure that our packaging is composed of FSC-certified, recycled or ethically harvested materials."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "We regularly conduct assessments to ensure that our packaging is composed of FSC-certified, recycled or ethically harvested materials."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "We regularly conduct assessments to ensure that our packaging is composed of FSC-certified, recycled or ethically harvested materials."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We regularly conduct assessments to ensure that our packaging is composed of FSC-certified, recycled or ethically harvested materials."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We regularly conduct assessments to ensure that our packaging is composed of FSC-certified, recycled or ethically harvested materials."
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "We regularly conduct assessments to ensure that our packaging is composed of FSC-certified, recycled or ethically harvested materials."
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
            "We regularly conduct assessments to ensure that our packaging is composed of FSC-certified, recycled or ethically harvested materials."
        • 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
        7/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • 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
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "99% of Skechers-branded footwear is packaged in shoeboxes that meet the FSC® standard for responsible sources. We regularly conduct assessments to ensure that our packaging is composed of FSC-certified, recycled or ethically harvested materials."
        • 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
            "99% of Skechers-branded footwear is packaged in shoeboxes that meet the FSC® standard for responsible sources. We regularly conduct assessments to ensure that our packaging is composed of FSC-certified, recycled or ethically harvested materials."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "99% of Skechers-branded footwear is packaged in shoeboxes that meet the FSC® standard for responsible sources. We regularly conduct assessments to ensure that our packaging is composed of FSC-certified, recycled or ethically harvested materials."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          "Suppliers found to be in violation of the Code of Conduct are followed and re-audited expeditiously to ensure that any violations previously noted have been corrected. Suppliers engaged in violations of the highest severity are terminated. "
        • 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
          Sketchers commit their suppliers to ensure that their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour are maintained. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Sketchers commit their suppliers to ensure that their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour are maintained. 
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    10/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    4/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Skechers USA is a company that manufactures and markets footwear, which is sold in both company-owned retail stores as well as through other retail channels. The company has two categories of footwear, lifestyle and performance, which are available in 160 countries around the world. Skechers was one of the top footwear companies in the world by brand share. It is also one of the largest in the US and among the five largest in China.

Sector
Industry sector 
Apparel & footwear
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
United States
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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