While still the dominant lingerie retailer in the U. Parent company L Brands Inc. Even its Pink chain, aimed at younger shoppers, is slowing. Its popular catalog took its cues from romance novels and Cosmopolitan magazine, a mix of sexiness and windswept allure.
Is there a policy for the brand to minimize, reduce or compensate carbon emissions? L Brands brand owner of Victoria's Secret implements several measures to reduce climate emissions, such as using more efficient lighting technology in stores.
L Brands does not communicate its renewable energy policy, if it actually has one. Is all the electricity used by the brand company generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy?
See remark for carbon emissions policy question 3. L Brands does not communicate concrete information on its policy to reduce the climate emissions in the supply chain that is beyond own operations. L Brands brand owner of Victoria's Secret does not communicate a clear policy for substituting conventional raw materials with environmentally friendlier alternatives.
See remark for environmental policy question 1. Is there a policy for the brand company to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from the whole lifecycle and all production procedures to make the clothes and footwear? L Brands implements measures to limit the use of hazardous chemicals.
Has the brand company eliminated at least one suspect chemical group, such as Phthalates or Per fluorinated chemicals from its entire garment production?
L Brands does not report whether at least one suspect chemical group, such as Phthalates or Perfluorinated chemicals can be considered as fully eliminated from its entire production see link, page 14, as well as source at next question. Has the brand company eliminated at least three suspect chemical groups, such as Phthalates or Per fluorinated chemicals from its entire garment production?
See remark for environmental policy question 8. Heeft het merk bedrijf een duidelijke doelstelling om de milieu-invloed van de verpakking voor verzendingen en draagtassen te minimaliseren, via reductie, hergebruik, recyclen en verantwoorde inkoop, en rapporteert het merk de resultaten hiervan jaarlijks?
L Brands implements several measures to minimize the environmental impact of its consumer packaging. However, aggregate results regarding it consumer packaging materials footprint are not made public.
Does the brand company have clear objectives to minimize waste, by reducing, re-using and recycling, and does the brand annually report the results?
L Brands communicates a waste reduction policy. In total, duringL Brands prevented more than 11, tons of material from going to landfill through reuse and recycling.
However, aggregate results regarding it waste materials footprint are not made public. Does the brand company encourage the return or re-use of garments? Neither L Brands nor Victoria's Secret report whether the return or re-use of garments by its customers is encouraged.
Does the brand company have a supplier Code of Conduct CoC which includes the following standards: No forced or slave labor, no child labor, no discrimination of any kind and a safe and hygienic workplace? Does this CoC include at least two of the following workers rights: Maximum working week is 60 hours, but hours of overtime is not specified and it is not clear whether overtime is voluntary; 3.
No, mentioning of minimum wage, not living wage. Does this Code of Conduct include the right for workers to form and join trade unions and bargain collectively; and in those situations where these rights are restricted under law, the right to facilitate parallel means of independent and free association and bargaining?
Freedom of association is mentioned, but nothing found about situations in which this right is restricted by law. Neither Victoria's Secret nor L Brands provides a list of direct suppliers. Is the brand company a member of a collective initiative that aims to improve labor conditions, or does the brand company purchase its supplies from accredited factories with improved labor conditions?
L Brands does not communicate any information about being part of a collective initiative or purchasing from an accredited supplier. Do independent civil society organizations like NGO's and labor unions have a decisive voice in this collective initiative or in these certification schemes?
See remark for labour conditions question 5. Is there a policy for the brand company for capacity building at the apparel manufacturers for improved labour practices?
Does the brand company annually report on the results of its labor conditions policy? However, L Brands does not publicly report clear results of its implemented measures to improve labor conditions at it supplying factories. L Brands does not publicly report on results of its policies to improve labour conditions at its suppliers, which are verified by eligible third parties.
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Does the brand company implement a policy to establish the payment of living wages at its apparel manufacturers? Are at least first living wage payments realised? L Brands does not provide concrete information about implemented measures to establish the payment of living wages at its apparel manufacturers.Victoria's Secret is getting out of the swimsuit business.
The chain announced earlier this month that it would cut jobs and eliminate "certain merchandise categories" at Victoria's Secret as part of a plan to focus on "core" goods. Victoria’s Secret uses product differentiation as their business-level strategy.
They focus on adding brand loyalty to their products by developing new and unique products that cannot be easily duplicated by their competitors. After almost 20 years of carrying the Victoria's Secret Angel card, I received a letter in the mail a couple days ago, stating that my account had been closed, due to missing personal information /5().
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