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New report blames Primark, Uniqlo for failure to remove fossil fuels


A new report by non-profit organization accuses Primark, Uniqlo and Marks & Spencers of failing to remove fossil fuels from their supply chains and products. Titled, ‘Fossil-Fuel Fashion Scorecard’, the report compares each brand’s commitments to decarbonization with the actions taken to shift away from fossil fuels in operations, supply chains and products.

As per Textile Focus, the report grades each brand for its efforts in climate advocacy, low-carbon logistics, low-carbon materials and low-carbon manufacturing. It also accounts for the energy efficiency and renewable energy procurement of each brand. It provides an overall grade for each brand. Across the board, no brands score an ‘A’ grade. The highest grade, a ‘B-‘, goes to Swiss outdoor wear brand Mammut, while 20 brands receive the lowest possible grade, ‘F’. The F-graded brands include American Eagle, Giorgio Armani, Booho, Capri Holdings, Espirit, Everlane, Hugo Boss, Kering, LVMH, Marks & Spencer, MEC, On Running, Pentland, Prada, Primark, Salvatore Ferragamo, SKFK, Under Armour and Uniqlo.