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  • Overall approach
    2/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Commodity-specific
      0/6
      Beef & Leather
      "We have had a long-standing commitment to not using leather sourced from the Amazon biome. We do this by having our tanneries certify the country of origin of the hides. This ensures that we are not contributing to deforestation in the region."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      UN Global Compact
      Tapestry have been signatory to the UN Global Compact since 2018.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1.00/1
      "Cattle ranching in the Amazon biome has contributed to massive deforestation, the displacement of indigenous peoples, and coversapproximately 40% of Brazil. It contains some of the world’s greatest biodiversity and some of the largest surface water reserves."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    26/86
    • Leather
      33/86
      • Commitment Strength
        17/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          16/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests
            "We have had a long-standing commitment to not using leather sourced from the Amazon biome. We do this by having our tanneries certify the country of origin of the hides. This ensures that we are not contributing to deforestation in the region."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "We have had a long-standing commitment to not using leather sourced from the Amazon biome. We do this by having our tanneries certify the country of origin of the hides. This ensures that we are not contributing to deforestation in the region."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "We have had a long-standing commitment to not using leather sourced from the Amazon biome. We do this by having our tanneries certify the country of origin of the hides. This ensures that we are not contributing to deforestation in the region."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "We have had a long-standing commitment to not using leather sourced from the Amazon biome. We do this by having our tanneries certify the country of origin of the hides. This ensures that we are not contributing to deforestation in the region."
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            "We have had a long-standing commitment to not using leather sourced from the Amazon biome. We do this by having our tanneries certify the country of origin of the hides. This ensures that we are not contributing to deforestation in the region."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "We have had a long-standing commitment to not using leather sourced from the Amazon biome. We do this by having our tanneries certify the country of origin of the hides. This ensures that we are not contributing to deforestation in the region."
        • 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
        11/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            "During fiscal year 2016 to fiscal year 2017, the Coach brand received written confirmation that none of its raw material was sourced from cattle in the Amazon region. Stuart Weitzman has significant overlap with the Coach brand with regards to leather sourcing, with the majority of materials used coming from Europe."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • 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
          "We have had a long-standing commitment to not using leather sourced from the Amazon biome. We do this by having our tanneries certify the country of origin of the hides. This ensures that we are not contributing to deforestation in the region."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Social
          "In order to monitor adherence to our corporate policies, Tapestry maintains an Ethics and Compliance Reporting System (www.tapestry.ethicspoint.com) as a forum for employees, business partners, suppliers and their employees and members of the general public to report concerns of misconduct."
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Tapestry used 130,772,061 square feet of leather in 2017.
      • 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
          Tapestry require their suppliers to ensure their workers' have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Tapestry require their suppliers to ensure their workers' are not discriminated against based on gender. 
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      19/86
      • Commitment Strength
        10/36
        • 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
          10/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "Our 2025 goals include increasing the recycled content in our packaging materials from 40% to 75%".
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Our 2025 goals include increasing the recycled content in our packaging materials from 40% to 75%".
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "Our 2025 goals include increasing the recycled content in our packaging materials from 40% to 75%".
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Our 2025 goals include increasing the recycled content in our packaging materials from 40% to 75%".
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Our 2025 goals include increasing the recycled content in our packaging materials from 40% to 75%".
          • Target date
            2025
            0.3/1.3
            Target date
            2025
            0.3/1.3
            "Our 2025 goals include increasing the recycled content in our packaging materials from 40% to 75%".
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Our 2025 goals include increasing the recycled content in our packaging materials from 40% to 75%".
        • 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
        4/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            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
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Social
          "In order to monitor adherence to our corporate policies, Tapestry maintains an Ethics and Compliance Reporting System (www.tapestry.ethicspoint.com) as a forum for employees, business partners, suppliers and their employees and members of the general public to report concerns of misconduct."  
        • 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
          Tapestry require their suppliers to ensure their workers' have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Tapestry require their suppliers to ensure their workers' are not discriminated against based on gender. 
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    13/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    8/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Coach is an American manufacturer of accessories and lifestyle items such as bags, footwear, watches, and other leather goods. The company operates in America, Europe, and Asia both online and with physical stores. It is one of the top five bag and luggage retailers in the world by brand share. Coach is one of the leading such retailers in the US, and places among the top five in China and Hong Kong.

Sector
Industry sector 
Accessories & luggage, 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

Top Brands

Coach, Kate Spade, Stuart Weitzman

How we assess the Forest 500

To ensure deforestation free supply chains, companies need to adopt and implement timebound and measurable policies for forest risk commodities.

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