CCC/EvB publishes company ranking regarding working standardsPosted: November 15, 2010
Today, the Swiss EvB/CCC (together with other NGOs from the CCC network) published a ranking of 80 companies (fashion, outdoor, streetwear, skatewear and sportswear). The ranking evaluates the CSR policies companies untertake to improve the working conditions in their supply chains. It is based on questionnaires the companies were asked to fill in and research by the EvB/CCC.
Of the 80 companies four are ranked as “advanced”. FWF members are not automatically evaluated as “advanced”, as some people have been criticizing the CCC’s evaluation of companies’ memberships in standards initiatives: For instance, the Swiss FWF member “Blackout” is evaluated as “average”, wheras the Swiss BSCI member “Remei” is ranked as “advanced”. Most companies are evaluated as either “average” or “beginners”. Finally, 13 companies are ranked as “denied”, most of whom did not fill in the questionnaire: e.g. Burton, Carhartt, Diesel, New Yorkers, Y.Yendi.
The ranking evaluates four criteria: (1) transparency, (2) monitoring, (3) code of conduct, (4) code implementation – and to produce the spider-diagramms (see graph) 27 issues with several questions were taken into account. However, the evaluation does not show in more detail, where which company collected its points.
You also find a brief comparison of the BSCI and the FWF, which I was invited to write based on the results of my PhD.