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Net-a-Porter

Here you can test your companies sustainability performance up against the requirements set by Net-a-Porter. 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

Net-a-porter requires that you have guidelines in place regarding discrimination & gender.

Guidelines on child labour

  1. Yes

  2. No

Net-a-porter requires that you have guidelines in place regarding child labour.

Guidelines on forced labour (modern slavery)

  1. Yes

  2. No

Net-a-porter requires that you have guidelines in place regarding forced labour (modern slavery).

Guidelines on freedom of association

  1. Yes

  2. No

Net-a-porter requires that you have guidelines in place regarding freedom of association.

Guidelines on wages

  1. Yes

  2. No

Net-a-porter requires you have guidelines in place regarding wages.

Guidelines on safety & health

  1. Yes

  2. No

Net-a-porter requires that you have guidelines in place regarding safety & health.

Guidelines on anti-corruption

  1. Yes

  2. No

Net-a-porter requires that you have guidelines in place regarding anti-corruption.

Guidelines on water pollution

  1. Yes

  2. No

Net-a-porter requires that you have guidelines in place regarding water pollution.

Guidelines on use of water & energy

  1. Yes

  2. No

Net-a-porter requires that you have guidelines in place on use of water & energy.

Guidelines on chemicals (REACH)

  1. Yes

  2. No

Net-a-porter requires you have guidelines in place on chemicals.

Guidelines on waste

  1. Yes

  2. No

Selfridges requires that you have guidelines in place regarding waste.

Guidelines on animal welfare

  1. Yes

  2. No

Selfridges 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.

Is the cotton you use in your collection from a sustainable sources like GOTS, OCS, BCI, CmiA, Fairtrade or recycled cotton?

  1. Yes (or I do not use cotton)

  2. No

If you use cotton, Net-a-porter requires that 100% is sourced from a sustainable source like GOTS, OCS, BCI, CmiA, Fairtrade or recycled cotton.

Do you use down from farms with live plucking and forced feeding?

  1. Yes

  2. No

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

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

  1. 100% (or I do not use wool)

  2. 50-99%

  3. Below 49%

If you use wool, Net-a-porter requires that 100% is sourced from a sustainable source like organic, recycled or RWS certified.

Do you use mulesed merino wool in your collection?

  1. Yes

  2. No

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


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.

What percentage of the leather you use in your collection is sourced from The Leather Working group tanneries or similar alternatives?

  1. 100% (or I do not use leather)

  2. 50%-99%

  3. Below 49%

If you use leather, Net-a-porter requires that 100% is sourced from The Leather Working group tanneries or similar alternatives.

What percentage of the synthetic fibers you use in your collection is from recycled sources or bio-based?

  1. 100% (or I do not use synthetic fibers)

  2. 50%-99%

  3. Below 49%

If you use synthetic fibers Net-a-porter requires that 100% of these materials are from recycled sources or bio-based?



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

Failed

It is not likely that you can be sold on Net-a-porter 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 Net-a-porter.

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 Net-a-porter'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.