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Selfridges

Here you can test your companies sustainability performance up against the requirements set by Selfridges. 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

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

Guidelines on child labour

  1. Yes

  2. No

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

Guidelines on forced labour (modern slavery)

  1. Yes

  2. No

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

Guidelines on freedom of association

  1. Yes

  2. No

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

Guidelines on safety & health

  1. Yes

  2. No

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

Guidelines on anti-corruption

  1. Yes

  2. No

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

Guidelines on raw materials

  1. Yes

  2. No

Selfridges requires that you have guidelines in place regarding raw materials.

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.

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

  1. Yes

  2. No

If you use down, Selfridges requires that 100% 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

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



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 Selfridges requires that min 50% of these materials are from a sustainable alternative like Lyocell, Tencell, Refibra, or similar.



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



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 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

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



TRANSPARENCY & TRACEABILITY
Transparency can build trust between brands, customers and partners and can enable accountability. By being transparent you take a step towards recognising your social and environmental responsibility and the rising demand for information and traceability from conscious customers.

Do you have transparency in tier 1 (manufacturing)?

  1. Yes

  2. No

Selfridges requires transparency in tier 1.

Failed

It is not likely that you can be sold on Selfridges 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 Selfridges.

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 Selfridges' 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.