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  • Overall approach
    2/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      No overarching deforestation commitment
      0/6
      Commodities (if applicable): 0
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: UN Global Compact

      If Other Initiative, specify::
      "By joining the UN Global Compact, we became part of a dynamic collaborative of 9,800 companies dedicated to addressing societal sustainability and social responsibility issues."
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "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
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • 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
    25/84
    • Leather
      30/84
      • Commitment Strength
        17/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/17
          • Commitment details
            Protects priority forests
            5.3/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Protects priority forests
            5.3/10.7
            "We have had a long-standing commitment to not usingleather sourced from the Amazon biome. We do this by having ourtanneries certify the country of origin of the hides. This ensuresthat we are not contributing to deforestation in the region."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Only applies to sourcing from the Amazon region - "We have had a long-standing commitment to not usingleather sourced from the Amazon biome. We do this by having ourtanneries certify the country of origin of the hides. This ensuresthat we are not contributing to deforestation in the region."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "We have had a long-standing commitment to not usingleather sourced from the Amazon biome. We do this by having ourtanneries certify the country of origin of the hides. This ensuresthat we are not contributing to deforestation in the region."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/11
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company - traces to First Importer - checks compliance
            5.3/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company - traces to First Importer - checks compliance
            5.3/5.3
            "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 regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Only applies to sourcing from the Amazon region - "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/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Only applies to sourcing from the Amazon region - "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."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2020
            Only applies to sourcing from the Amazon region - "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."
      • 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
          "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. Forced Labor: The Company will not knowingly use suppliers of either raw materials or finished productthat have been produced by involuntary or forced labor [...]Discrimination: The Company believes that people should be employed on the basis of the ability to dothe job, rather than on the basis of personal characteristics or beliefs. Suppliers must not discriminateagainst 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, sexualorientation, gender, identity, genetic characteristics, maternity status, military status, disability orpolitical beliefs [...] Freedom of Association & Collective Bargaining: Suppliers must respect the legal rights of employeesto freely and without harassment participate in worker organizations of their choice, and to refrain fromjoining organizations if that is their wish."
        • 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
          "Discrimination: The Company believes that people should be employed on the basis of the ability to dothe job, rather than on the basis of personal characteristics or beliefs. Suppliers must not discriminateagainst 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, sexualorientation, gender, identity, genetic characteristics, maternity status, military status, disability orpolitical beliefs, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law, at anystage of the employment relationship."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        9/38
        • 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 protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • 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
          "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 [...] 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
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Ethics and Compliance Reporting System

          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No
          "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 membersof the general public to report concerns of misconduct [...] Additionally, reports can be made by calling 1-800-396-1807.International numbers can be found at www.tapestry.ethicspoint.com."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume
          2/4
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 139,144,728 Square Feet
          Tapestry reports on it's total leather consumption - "Material consumption by type (fiscal 2019) - Leather 139,144,728 Square Feet"
        • 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
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified - "Rolling basis"

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 100%

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 0 Not specified
          "We materially comply with all laws in the procurement of sourced materials. Regarding the sourcing of leather, tanners used by the Coach and Kate Spade brands provide written certification that they do not source from the Amazon biome on a rolling basis"
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      20/84
      • Commitment Strength
        7/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/12
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • 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
        • 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: Reduction of material inputs
            "STUART WEITZMAN PACKAGING REDUCTION INITIATIVEStuart Weitzman reduced the paper wrap inside the shoe box from two sheets to one, and reduced the interior board from a thickness of 2 millimeters to 1.5 millimeters, for a total weight reduction of 20%."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Our 2025 goals include increasing the recycled content in our packaging materials from 40% to 75%".
          • Target date
            2025
            0.5/1.3
            Target date
            2025
            0.5/1.3
            "Our 2025 goals include increasing the recycled content in our packaging materials from 40% to 75%".
          • 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 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
          "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. Forced Labor: The Company will not knowingly use suppliers of either raw materials or finished productthat have been produced by involuntary or forced labor [...]Discrimination: The Company believes that people should be employed on the basis of the ability to dothe job, rather than on the basis of personal characteristics or beliefs. Suppliers must not discriminateagainst 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, sexualorientation, gender, identity, genetic characteristics, maternity status, military status, disability orpolitical beliefs [...] Freedom of Association & Collective Bargaining: Suppliers must respect the legal rights of employeesto freely and without harassment participate in worker organizations of their choice, and to refrain fromjoining organizations if that is their wish."
        • 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
          "Discrimination: The Company believes that people should be employed on the basis of the ability to dothe job, rather than on the basis of personal characteristics or beliefs. Suppliers must not discriminateagainst 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, sexualorientation, gender, identity, genetic characteristics, maternity status, military status, disability orpolitical beliefs, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law, at anystage of the employment relationship."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        8/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • 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?: No
            "STUART WEITZMAN PACKAGING REDUCTION INITIATIVEStuart Weitzman reduced the paper wrap inside the shoe box from two sheets to one, and reduced the interior board from a thickness of 2 millimeters to 1.5 millimeters, for a total weight reduction of 20%."
          • 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
        • 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
          "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 [...] 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
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Ethics and Compliance Reporting System

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No
          "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 membersof the general public to report concerns of misconduct [...] Additionally, reports can be made by calling 1-800-396-1807.International numbers can be found at www.tapestry.ethicspoint.com."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          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
    12/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    8/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/18
    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 
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

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