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

CSR/SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY
A strategy creates a vision and direction for your company. It is important that everyone has clear goals and are following the same direction or mission. A strategy can provide this vision and prevent individuals from losing sight of the company’s aims.

Does your company have a CSR/Sustainability strategy?

  1. Yes

  2. No

Magasin requires that your company has a CSR/Sustainability strategy.



GUIDELINES & POLICIES
Guidelines and policies helps to make informed decisions and are the core of your company’s way of doing business.

In the following we will look at what guidelines and politices you have in place.

Guidelines on discrimination & gender

  1. Yes

  2. No

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

Guidelines on child labour

  1. Yes

  2. No

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

Guidelines on forced labour (modern slavery)

  1. Yes

  2. No

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

Guidelines on freedom of association

  1. Yes

  2. No

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

Guidelines on safety & health

  1. Yes

  2. No

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

Anti-corruption

  1. Yes

  2. No

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

Guidelines on chemicals (REACH)

  1. Yes

  2. No

Magasin requires that you have guidelines in place regarding chemicals.

Guidelines on waste

  1. Yes

  2. No

Magasin requires that you have guidelines in place regarding waste.

Guidelines on animal welfare

  1. Yes

  2. No

Magasin requires that you have guidelines in place regarding 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.

If you use down, is it from farms without live plucking and forced feeding?

  1. Yes (or I do not use down)

  2. No

If you use down, Magasin requires that 100% of the down comes from farms without live-plucking and forced feeding.


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

De Bijenkorf does not accept the use of exotic skins



Merino wool: Magasin recommed that the merino wool you use comes from farms without mulesing practices. But not a requirement.

Wool: Magasin recommend that the wool you use in your collection comes from sustainable sources like organic, recycled or RWS certified wool. But not a requirement.

Leather: Magasin recommend that the leather you use is from The Leather Working Group tanneries or similar. But not a requirement.

Manmade fibers: Magasin recommend that the manmade firbers you use in your collection are from sustainable alternatives like Lyocell, Tencell, Refibra, or similar. But not a requirement.

Synthetics fibers: Magasin recommend that the synthetics fibers you use in your collection, are from recycled sources or bio-based. But not a requirement.

Denim: Magasin recommend that the denim in your collection is "Low impact Denim" with focus on water and chemical usage. But it is not a requirement.



CERTIFICATES
Certificats can help ensure that your products are made accordinly to your requirements and can also be a useful guiding element to customers.

Magasin do not have requirements for certificatings but recommend that your cotton is GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), BCI (Better Cotton Initiative), TDS (Traceable Down Standard), RDS (Responsible Down Standard), RWS (Responsible Wool Standard), and GRS (Global Recycle Standard) certified.



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.

Magasin does not have requirements on social compliance but recommends that your suppliers are BSCI/SEDEX members or members of a similar initiative when production occurs in high-risk countries.

Failed

It seems there are things you need to work on to be compliant with Magasin's sustainability requirements.

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

Almost there

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

Please note that this is a tool developed for educational purposes, and it cannot give you the final answer.

Success

It seems you have everything it takes to be sold at Magasin.

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