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Boozt

Here you can test your companies sustainability performance up against the requirements set by Boozt. Please note that this is a generic tool made for educational purposes, and it will only give you an indication – not a final answer.

GUIDELINES & POLICIES
The guidelines and policies are the core and building blocks of your company’s way of doing business.
In the following we will ask you a number of questions about the guidelines and politics you have in place.

Guidelines on discrimination & gender

  1. Yes

  2. No

Boozt requires that you have guidelines in place regarding discrimination & gender.

Guidelines on child labour

  1. Yes

  2. No

Boozt requires that you have guidelines in place regarding child labour.

Guidelines on forced labour (modern slavery)

  1. Yes

  2. No

Boozt requires that you have guidelines in place regarding forced labour (modern slavery)

Guidelines on freedom of association

  1. Yes

  2. No

Boozt requires that you have guidelines in place regarding freedom of association.

Guidelines on wage?

  1. Yes

  2. No

Boozt requires that you have guidelines in place regarding wage.

Guidelines on safety & health

  1. Yes

  2. No

Boozt requires that you have guidelines in place regarding safety & health.

Guidelines on anti-corruption

  1. Yes

  2. No

Boozt requires that you have guidelines in place regarding anti-corruption.

Guidelines on chemicals (REACH)

  1. Yes

  2. No

Boozt requires that you have guidelines in place regarding chemicals.

Guidelines on animal welfare

  1. Yes

  2. No

Boozt requires that you have guidelines in place regarding the animal welfare.



MATERIALS
The use of more sustainable materials is a powerful way to reduce your company’s environmental impact as some of the biggest sustainability impacts and “hotspots” of textile production lie in the growing and extracting of raw materials.

In the following section, we will look at your material mix and how you source it. This is high on the retailers' agenda.

What percentage of your cotton come from a more sustainable source like GOTS, OCS, BCI, CmiA or recycled cotton?

  1. 50-100% (or I do not use cotton)

  2. Below 49%

If you use cotton, Boozt requires that min 50% comes from a more sustainable source.

What percentage of the down you use in your collection is from farms without live plucking and forced feeding?

  1. 50-100% (or do not use down)

  2. Below 49%

If you use down, Boozt requires that min 50% of the down comes from farms without live-plucking and forced feeding.

Do you use mulesed merino wool in your collection?

  1. Yes

  2. No (or I do not use merino wool)

If you use merino wool, Boozt requires that 100% of the merino wool is non-mulesed.

What percentage of the wool you use in your collection is from sustainable sources like organic, recycled and RWS certified?

  1. 50-100% (or do not use wool)

  2. Below 49%

If you use wool, Boozt requires that min 50% of the wool comes from sustainable sources like organic, recycled and RWS certified.


Leather: The issues linked to the leather industry are widespread: From working conditions, animal welfare and environmental issues. The conventional leather production often includes harmful chemicals (like chromium salts), hazardous waste-water, waste dumping, forced labour and poor working conditions.

The objective of The Leather Working Group is to develop and maintain a protocol that assesses the environmental compliance and performance capabilities of leather manufacturers and promotes sustainable and appropriate environmental business practices within the leather industry.

Do you use leather from a tannery member of the Leather Working Group or a similar initiative and have a policy on animal-welfare and working conditions?

  1. Yes (or I do not use leather)

  2. No

If you use leather it is required that this comes from a tannery member of the leather working group or a similar alternative and have a policy on animal-welfare and working conditions



Manmade fibers are made of cellulose-based materials that are dissolved in a chemical bath, leaving only the pure cellulose fibers. These fibers are then spun into yarns we know as viscose and rayon etc.

The process of the conventional manmade fibers such as Rayon, Acetat and Viscose from non-certified trees and bamboo includes a vast amount of hazardous chemicals. Chemicals that are often released into local environments. Deforestation is another critical issue for conventional Viscose. To use certified materials is a way of making sure that the production is made in a more sustainable way.

What percentage of the manmade fiber you use in your collection is a sustainable alternative like Lyocell, Tencell, Refibra, or similar?

  1. 50-100% (or do not use this type of fiber)

  2. Below 49%

If you use manmade fibres it is required that min 50% of these materials are from a sustainable alternative like Lyocell, Tencell, Refibra, or similar.

What percentage of the syntetics fibers you use in your collection, are from recycled sources or bio-based?

  1. 50-100% (or do not use these fibers)

  2. Below 49%

If you use synthetic fibers, Boozt requires that min 50% of the fibers you use in your collection, are from recycled sources or bio-based.



Denim can be produced much more sustainable by reducing the use of water, energy and chemicals; this will significantly reduce the environmental impacts. On the other hand, the problems of the conventional denim production are mainly the vast amount of water and chemicals used and the following waste treatment.

How much of your denim in your collection is "Low impact Denim" with focus on water and chemical usage?

  1. 50-100% (or do not use denim)

  2. Below 49%

If you use denim, Boozt requires that min 50% of the denim in your collection is "Low impact Denim" with a focus on water and chemical usage.



Exotic skins are skins from animals such as Snakes, Crocodiles/alligators, Lizards, and Ostriches.

Animal welfare, as well as conservation issues, remain the biggest concerns when it comes to the exotic skins trade, and many of the animals are skinned alive, mutilated and slaughtered primarily for their skins. That is some of the reasons why this issue is high on the agenda.

Do you use Exotic Skins?

  1. Yes

  2. No

Zalando does not accept the use of exotic skins



PACKAGING
Packaging has been an overlooked area for some time, but the impact of packaging materials should not be underestimated. The use of more sustainable materials has a great effect on the environmental impact.

In the following we will ask you a number of questions regarding your packaging startegy.

How much of carton and paper package is from more sustainable sources like FSC certified or recycled?

  1. 75%-100%

  2. Below 75%

Boozt requires that min 75% of your packaging is from more sustainable sources like FSC certified or recycled

How much of your packing contains PVC?

  1. 25% or below

  2. Above 26%

Boozt requires that maximum 25% of the packaging contains PVC



SOCIAL COMPLIANCE
One way of securing that both you and your suppliers are working to improve your responsibility and sustainable practices, is to be members of an ethical trading initiative.

Are 100% of your suppliers in high-risk countries members of BSCI/SEDEX or a similar initiative?

  1. Yes (or I do not produce in high-risk countries)

  2. No

Boozt requires that you and all your suppliers from high-risk countries are members of BSCI/SEDEX or a similar initiative.



Failed

It is not likely that you can be sold on Zalando and you have work to do.

Please note that this is a tool developed for educational purposes, and will not give you a final answer.

Success

It seems you have everything it takes to be sold on Boozt.

Please note that this is a tool developed for educational purposes, and will not give you a final answer.

Almost there

Based on your answers you are closed to be compliant with Boozt's sustainability requirements.
But there is still work to be done.

Please note that this is a tool developed for educational purposes, and will not give you a final answer.