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  • Overall approach
    4/10
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
      Overall commitment
      Commodity-specific commitment - commitment that does not apply to all of the commodities the company is exposed to
      0/4
      Which commodities does the commodity-specific commitment apply to?: Leather

      Do they have a commitment for other non-Forest 500 commodities, if so which?: NA
      "Working with the National Wildlife Federation, we focused on mapping materials of high risk of deforestation across our supply chain. We are also working with the LWG Traceability Working Group to support the development of a system to substantiate claims of deforestation-free leather supply chains. This work follows on our long-standing expectation and supplier requirement to not use leather sourced from deforested land."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: UN Global Compact

      If Other Initiative, specify: Leather Working Group
      "Membership of associations United Nations Global Compact, American Apparel and Footwear Association Product Safety and Environmental Committee, Retail Industry Leaders Association, Leather Working Group, Complex Leadership Forum, Sustainable Apparel Coalition, The Fashion Pact, Textile Exchange, CECP: Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose"
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Our efforts in this area align with the United Nations SDGs 12 and 15. SDG 12 is a global commitment to accelerating the shift to responsible consumption and production in developed and developing countries, and SDG 15 is a commitment to protecting forest and terrestrial ecosystems" [...] "Cattle ranching in the Amazon biome has contributed to massive deforestation, the displacement of indigenous peoples, and covers approximately 40% of Brazil. It contains some of the world’s greatest biodiversity and some of the largest surface water reserves"
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Business risk
      Yes
      1/1
      Type of risk if Other. Also add any relevant details: NA

      What revenue comes from industries relevant to each forest risk commodity?: NA

      What type of risk is recognised?: Financial; Reputational

      What poportion of a company’s annual revenue depends on each forest risk commodity?: NA

      What proportion of revenue that comes from relevant industries is exposed to each forest risk commodity?: NA
      "The environmental and social risks associated with sourcing our priority raw materials include labor conditions, deforestation, and chemical use and water quality [...] Tapestry’s climate-related opportunities include:• Engaging with supply chain partners in development of low environmental-impact goods (short-,medium-, and long-term)Tapestry identifies risks that may have substantive financial or strategic impacts according to the risk’s expected impact of financial loss, potential negative reputational harm, and likelihood of causing a compliance aberration or failure. [...] Tapestry evaluates sustainability and climate-related risks associated with operations, including, but not limited to, product safety and material compliance requirements, disruptions to the supply chain from adverse weather, and material scarcity. The identified risks and opportunities have potential to impact Tapestry’s operations, products and services, supply chain, adaptation and mitigation activities, and investment in innovation."
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      High-level management
      Yes
      1/1
      "Tapestry’s Chief Executive Officer, General Counsel and Chief Operations Officer have general oversight of our sustainability program, and approve all material recommended to the Board of Directors for our climate-related strategy. Our Sustainability Senior Director has direct day-to-day responsibility for managing our program, including the ESG Task Force, and assessing risks to report to Tapestry’s Executive Committee and to the Board of Directors. [...] Tapestry tracks climate-related metrics related to direct and indirect GHGs emissions, raw materials, water usage, and waste."
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/1
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/1
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Reduce emissions
      Yes
      0/0
      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2025

      Type of climate target: Other or unclear

      Is this target aligned with/verified by SBTi?: Yes
      "we have committed to set sciencebased emissions reduction targets across all parts of our business by the end of 2022, in line with SBTi criteria and 1.5°C emissions scenarios [...] 2025 Goals [...] Reduce Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions 20% below 2017 levels (63,272.51 MT C02e) [...] Reduce Scope 3 emissions from freight shipping 20% below 2017 levels (94,632.87 MT CO2e)"
  • Commodity score
    22/90
    • Leather
      31/90
      • Commitment Strength
        10/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          5/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            When was this commitment set?: NA

            Do they have a deforestation commitment covering animal feed?: No
            "Working with the National Wildlife Federation, we focused on mapping materials of high risk of deforestation across our supply chain. We are also working with the LWG Traceability Working Group to support the development of a system to substantiate claims of deforestation-free leather supply chains. This work follows on our long-standing expectation and supplier requirement to not use leather sourced from deforested land."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            What subsidiaries are explicitly excluded?: NA

            What subsidiaries are explicitly included?: NA

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: Deforestation commitment only applies to the Amazon

            If no, what is excluded?: Location

            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: NA
            "Working with the National Wildlife Federation, we focused on mapping materials of high risk of deforestation across our supply chain. We are also working with the LWG Traceability Working Group to support the development of a system to substantiate claims of deforestation-free leather supply chains. This work follows on our long-standing expectation and supplier requirement to not use leather sourced from deforested land." [...] "Our company is a major user of leather, and it is our most important raw material component in the design of the brands’ products. Because of this importance, we have committed to sourcing 90% of our leather from Leather Working Group Silver and Gold certified tanneries by 2025. We believe the Leather Working Group audit system is the best benchmark in regards to environmentally sound practices at tanneries. By aligning with this initiative, we can increase our traceability and lessen the impact the production of our leather has on the environment. Additionally, we have had a long-standing commitment to not using leather sourced from deforested lands. We currently work with third-party NGOs to create our leather sourcing strategy to ensure our suppliers do not participate in deforestation."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: sourcing 90% of our leather from Leather Working Group Silver and Gold certified tanneries by 2025
            "Our company is a major user of leather, and it is our most important raw material component in the design of the brands’ products. Because of this importance, we have committed to sourcing 90% of our leather from Leather Working Group Silver and Gold certified tanneries by 2025. We believe the Leather Working Group audit system is the best benchmark in regards to environmentally sound practices at tanneries. By aligning with this initiative, we can increase our traceability and lessen the impact the production of our leather has on the environment. Additionally, we have had a long-standing commitment to not using leather sourced from deforested lands. We currently work with third-party NGOs to create our leather sourcing strategy to ensure our suppliers do not participate in deforestation."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
            Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: NA
            "Our company is a major user of leather, and it is our most important raw material component in the design of the brands’ products. Because of this importance, we have committed to sourcing 90% of our leather from Leather Working Group Silver and Gold certified tanneries by 2025. We believe the Leather Working Group audit system is the best benchmark in regards to environmentally sound practices at tanneries. By aligning with this initiative, we can increase our traceability and lessen the impact the production of our leather has on the environment. Additionally, we have had a long-standing commitment to not using leather sourced from deforested lands. We currently work with third-party NGOs to create our leather sourcing strategy to ensure our suppliers do not participate in deforestation."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          5/7.5
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to First Importer, no compliance check
            2/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to First Importer, no compliance check
            2/4
            Do they have a traceability commitment which goes back to the birth farm?: No

            When was this commitment set?: 2019
            ""In FY2019 Tapestry launched a commitment to achieve 95% traceability and mapping of our raw materials to ensure a transparent and responsible supply chain by 2025. Since then, we have engaged with a variety of NGOs and third-party solutions to map our suppliers’ core raw materials back to their origin. [...] We are also working with the LWG Traceability Working Group to support the development of a system to substantiate claims of deforestation-free leather supply chains. This work follows on our long-standing expectation and supplier requirement to not use leather sourced from deforested land. [...] In FY2021, 60.3% of the leather we sourced was from Gold- or Silver-rated tanneries. This number decreased from the previous year due to audit scheduling constraints as a result of COVID-19."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            ""In FY2019 Tapestry launched a commitment to achieve 95% traceability and mapping of our raw materials to ensure a transparent and responsible supply chain by 2025. Since then, we have engaged with a variety of NGOs and third-party solutions to map our suppliers’ core raw materials back to their origin. [...] We are also working with the LWG Traceability Working Group to support the development of a system to substantiate claims of deforestation-free leather supply chains. This work follows on our long-standing expectation and supplier requirement to not use leather sourced from deforested land. [...] In FY2021, 60.3% of the leather we sourced was from Gold- or Silver-rated tanneries. This number decreased from the previous year due to audit scheduling constraints as a result of COVID-19."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: Map to country of origin. 95% traceability and mapping of our raw materials to ensure a transparent and responsible supply chain by 2025
            ""In FY2019 Tapestry launched a commitment to achieve 95% traceability and mapping of our raw materials to ensure a transparent and responsible supply chain by 2025. Since then, we have engaged with a variety of NGOs and third-party solutions to map our suppliers’ core raw materials back to their origin. [...] We are also working with the LWG Traceability Working Group to support the development of a system to substantiate claims of deforestation-free leather supply chains. This work follows on our long-standing expectation and supplier requirement to not use leather sourced from deforested land. [...] In FY2021, 60.3% of the leather we sourced was from Gold- or Silver-rated tanneries. This number decreased from the previous year due to audit scheduling constraints as a result of COVID-19."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        4/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 2

          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures
          Supplier Code of Conduct: "“Suppliers” include contractors, joint venture partners and suppliers of goods and services, including raw material suppliers and any contractor or agent utilized by the supplier in work for the Company. [...] Discrimination: The Company believes that people should be employed on the basis of the ability to do the job, rather than on the basis of personal characteristics or beliefs. Suppliers must not discriminate against their employees on the basis of personal characteristics or beliefs, such as age, race, color, creed, ethnicity, nationality, alienage, citizenship, social origin, gender, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, genetic characteristics, maternity status, military status, disability or political beliefs [...] Forced Labor: The Company will not knowingly use suppliers of either raw materials or finished product that have been produced by involuntary or forced labor, whether indentured, bonded, prison or labor obtained through slavery, human trafficking or otherwise, nor will the Company use services provided by such labor. [...] Child Labor: While the legal definition of “children” may vary from country to country, the Company will not knowingly do business with suppliers who employ individuals who are under 15 years of age. [...] Freedom of Association & Collective Bargaining: Suppliers must respect the legal rights of employees to freely and without harassment participate in worker organizations of their choice, and to refrain from joining organizations if that is their wish [...] Working Hours: The Company will not knowingly use suppliers who fail to comply with the legal maximum working hours as specified by each country’s standards and laws."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          0.5/2
          "Supplier Code of Conduct: "“Suppliers” include contractors, joint venture partners and suppliers of goods and services, including raw material suppliers and any contractor or agent utilized by the supplier in work for the Company. [...] Discrimination: The Company believes that people should be employed on the basis of the ability to do the job, rather than on the basis of personal characteristics or beliefs. Suppliers must not discriminate against their employees on the basis of personal characteristics or beliefs, such as age, race, color, creed, ethnicity, nationality, alienage, citizenship, social origin, gender, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, genetic characteristics, maternity status, military status, disability or political beliefs "
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/1
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        18/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme
          2/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/3
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/3
          "By aligning with this initiative, we can increase our traceability and lessen the impact the production of our leather has on the environment. Additionally, we have had a long-standing commitment to not using leather sourced from deforested lands. We currently work with third-party NGOs to create our leather sourcing strategy to ensure our suppliers do not participate in deforestation"
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/ advice/ experience/ expertise

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Leather Working Group
          "We are a member of the Leather Working Group (LWG), a nonprofit membership organization responsible for the world’s premier leather manufacturing certification. The LWG assesses environmental compliance and performance capabilities of leather manufacturers and promotes sustainable and responsible environmental and social business practices within the leather industry. Our Senior Director of Materials Planning sits on the Technical Subgroup (TSG) of the LWG, helping with development and continuous improvement of the LWG Audit Standards. The TSG is also responsible for incorporating emerging sustainability and environmental best practices in the LWG protocol to keep it current."
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          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
          "The Company is committed to full compliance with all laws and regulations in the locations where the Company operates and conducts business, and will not knowingly operate or use suppliers who operate in violation of any such law or regulation. [...] The Company believes in doing business with those suppliers who share the corporation’s commitment to the environment, and who pursue practices which conform to applicable environmental standards. The Company expects suppliers to promptly develop and implement plans and programs to correct any non-compliant environmental practices. This includes, but is not limited to, complying with all applicable local environmental laws and regulations. As regulations change in the future, the Company expects its suppliers to comply with any new environmental regulations.[...] To ensure that the Company’s suppliers are fulfilling their obligation, the Company reserves the right to conduct audits and can use internal or external parties to conduct those audits"
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism
          "We are guided by the following 5 documents, which we share publicly on the Global Business Integrity Program page of our website: · Code of Conduct · Global Operating Principles · Supplier Code of Conduct · Anti-Corruption Policy · Animal Welfare Policy. To monitor adherence to these principles, we also have an Ethics and Compliance Reporting System (www.tapestry.ethicspoint.com or 1-800-396-1807) through which employees and others can report issues with and deviations from our principles and philosophies."
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Reporting certified/compliant volume: NA

          What is the non-DCF commodity volume sourced from known production areas, and proportion of total supply chain volume this represents?: na

          Total volume: 85,300,000 square feet

          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume: NA

          What product types/sectors is this in?: leather, fashion
          In their 2021 Corporate Responsibility Report, Tapestry disclose their leather consumption as 85,300,000 square feet. "We have a goal to source 90% of our leather from Gold- or Silver-rated LWG tanneries by 2025. In FY2021, 60.3% of the leather we sourced was from Gold- or Silver-rated tanneries."
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA

          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: audits, worker interviews

          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA
          "Tapestry’s Social Compliance Program implements the requirements for health and safety, labor, and environmental practices in our global supply chain factories. This program maintains its effectiveness through regular program review. In FY2021, we conducted approximately 150 audits; 60% of the audits were of our Tier 1 suppliers and 40% were facilities beyond Tier 1. Of these audits, approximately 85% were semiannounced, 10% were announced and 5% had prior registration. Over 2,200 workers were interviewed throughout this year’s audit process, and 9% of the audits performed included an interview of a trade union representative. In addition to the audits we ordered or conducted, our teams reviewed audits through verified Higg Facility Social & Labor Module responses and other parties to ensure they meet our standards."
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: NA

          How is compliance monitored?: Certification

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

          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: 0%

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: unclear

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: NA
          "In an effort to not duplicate work, we have not requested for our leather suppliers to complete the Higg FEM as they are audited by the Leather Working Group (LWG) and must already meet a certain set of environmental and social requirements, including energy, GHG emissions, water, wastewater, waste, air emissions and chemicals management. In FY2021, 85% of our tanneries were audited by the LWG, in which 60.3% received a Gold- or Silverrating.28"
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          Does the company commit to engage with rightsholders, Indigenous peoples and local communities when developing the implementation plan?: No

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: NA
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      13/90
      • Commitment Strength
        2/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          2/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1/6
            What paper/pulp product does their commitment apply to?: Packaging

            Type of sustainability commitment: Reduce the volume of virgin wood fibre used in paper and packaging products through usage of recycled content

            When was this commitment set?: 2021
            "Ensure 75% recycled content in packaging Packaging made with 50- 80% recycled content Packaging made with 50- 80% recycled content Packaging made with 40- 75% recycled content Formed a Packaging Task Force, focused on sustainability, cost and innovation in our packaging" [...] "In FY2021, we formed a Packaging Task Force which includes cross-functional business leaders from our Procurement Teams. The Task Force is focused on innovating our packaging through sustainable design. Our brands are working towards improving the environmental criteria of their packaging through the following examples: Coach: • Reducing paper use by transitioning multiplepage, product care booklets to a QR code • Moving towards at least 75% recycled content in all customer-facing and in-store collateral19 kate spade new york: • Launching 100% recycled content dust bags made from recycled plastic bottles20 Stuart Weitzman: • In the U.S. and EU, exhausting existing packaging inventories before fully transitioning to packaging made up of at least 75% recycled content"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            What subsidiaries are explicitly included?: Coach, Kate Spade New York, Stuart Weitzman

            What subsidiaries are explicitly excluded?: NA

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: NA

            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: NA

            If no, what is excluded?: Subsidiary
            "Our brands are working towards improving the environmental criteria of their packaging through the following examples: Coach: • Reducing paper use by transitioning multiplepage, product care booklets to a QR code • Moving towards at least 75% recycled content in all customer-facing and in-store collateral19 kate spade new york: • Launching 100% recycled content dust bags made from recycled plastic bottles20 Stuart Weitzman: • In the U.S. and EU, exhausting existing packaging inventories before fully transitioning to packaging made up of at least 75% recycled content"
          • Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: NA
            "Ensure 75% recycled content in packaging FY2019: Packaging made with 50- 80% recycled content. FY2020: Packaging made with 50- 80% recycled content FY2021: Packaging made with 40- 75% recycled content. Progress: Formed a Packaging Task Force, focused on sustainability, cost and innovation in our packaging" [...] "In FY2021, we formed a Packaging Task Force which includes cross-functional business leaders from our Procurement Teams. The Task Force is focused on innovating our packaging through sustainable design. Our brands are working towards improving the environmental criteria of their packaging through the following examples: Coach: • Reducing paper use by transitioning multiplepage, product care booklets to a QR code • Moving towards at least 75% recycled content in all customer-facing and in-store collateral. kate spade new york: • Launching 100% recycled content dust bags made from recycled plastic bottles. Stuart Weitzman: • In the U.S. and EU, exhausting existing packaging inventories before fully transitioning to packaging made up of at least 75% recycled content"
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        4/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 2

          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures
          Supplier Code of Conduct: "“Suppliers” include contractors, joint venture partners and suppliers of goods and services, including raw material suppliers and any contractor or agent utilized by the supplier in work for the Company. [...] Discrimination: The Company believes that people should be employed on the basis of the ability to do the job, rather than on the basis of personal characteristics or beliefs. Suppliers must not discriminate against their employees on the basis of personal characteristics or beliefs, such as age, race, color, creed, ethnicity, nationality, alienage, citizenship, social origin, gender, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, genetic characteristics, maternity status, military status, disability or political beliefs [...] Forced Labor: The Company will not knowingly use suppliers of either raw materials or finished product that have been produced by involuntary or forced labor, whether indentured, bonded, prison or labor obtained through slavery, human trafficking or otherwise, nor will the Company use services provided by such labor. [...] Child Labor: While the legal definition of “children” may vary from country to country, the Company will not knowingly do business with suppliers who employ individuals who are under 15 years of age. [...] Freedom of Association & Collective Bargaining: Suppliers must respect the legal rights of employees to freely and without harassment participate in worker organizations of their choice, and to refrain from joining organizations if that is their wish [...] Working Hours: The Company will not knowingly use suppliers who fail to comply with the legal maximum working hours as specified by each country’s standards and laws."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          0.5/2
          "Supplier Code of Conduct: "“Suppliers” include contractors, joint venture partners and suppliers of goods and services, including raw material suppliers and any contractor or agent utilized by the supplier in work for the Company. [...] Discrimination: The Company believes that people should be employed on the basis of the ability to do the job, rather than on the basis of personal characteristics or beliefs. Suppliers must not discriminate against their employees on the basis of personal characteristics or beliefs, such as age, race, color, creed, ethnicity, nationality, alienage, citizenship, social origin, gender, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, genetic characteristics, maternity status, military status, disability or political beliefs "
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/1
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        8/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          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
          "The Company is committed to full compliance with all laws and regulations in the locations where the Company operates and conducts business, and will not knowingly operate or use suppliers who operate in violation of any such law or regulation. [...] The Company believes in doing business with those suppliers who share the corporation’s commitment to the environment, and who pursue practices which conform to applicable environmental standards. The Company expects suppliers to promptly develop and implement plans and programs to correct any non-compliant environmental practices. This includes, but is not limited to, complying with all applicable local environmental laws and regulations. As regulations change in the future, the Company expects its suppliers to comply with any new environmental regulations."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism
          "We are guided by the following 5 documents, which we share publicly on the Global Business Integrity Program page of our website: · Code of Conduct · Global Operating Principles · Supplier Code of Conduct · Anti-Corruption Policy · Animal Welfare Policy. To monitor adherence to these principles, we also have an Ethics and Compliance Reporting System (www.tapestry.ethicspoint.com or 1-800-396-1807) through which employees and others can report issues with and deviations from our principles and philosophies."
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: audits, worker interviews

          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA

          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA
          "Tapestry’s Social Compliance Program implements the requirements for health and safety, labor, and environmental practices in our global supply chain factories. This program maintains its effectiveness through regular program review. In FY2021, we conducted approximately 150 audits; 60% of the audits were of our Tier 1 suppliers and 40% were facilities beyond Tier 1. Of these audits, approximately 85% were semiannounced, 10% were announced and 5% had prior registration. Over 2,200 workers were interviewed throughout this year’s audit process, and 9% of the audits performed included an interview of a trade union representative. In addition to the audits we ordered or conducted, our teams reviewed audits through verified Higg Facility Social & Labor Module responses and other parties to ensure they meet our standards."
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    6/17
    Avg. score
  • Implementation and Reporting
    13/56
    Avg. score
  • Associated Human Rights Abuses
    4/17
    Avg. score

Profile

Tapestry is an American manufacturer of accessories and lifestyle items such as bags, footwear, watches, and other leather goods under three main brands Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman. The company operates in America, Europe, and Asia both online and with physical stores. Tapestry is selected as a powerbroker for leather and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Apparel Accessories & Luxury Goods, Paper Packaging
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
United States
Company Type
Company type 
CO
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Coach, Kate Spade, Stuart Weitzman

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