Founded in Brazil in 1971. The world's largest sandal manufacturer and Brazil's leading shoe exporting company. Their shoes are primarily made from plastic.
This company owns brands rated 'Not good enough' by Good On You, whose rating system considers the most important social and environmental issues facing the fashion industry to assess a brand's impact on people, the planet and animals.
Source: Good On You (2021)
In 2021, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change risk. Responding companies are scored across four key areas: disclosure; awareness; management; and leadership. This company received a CDP Climate Change Score of C.
Source: CDP (2021)
This article looks at the sustainability claims behind Melissa Shoes, a brand owned by this company. Controversy surrounds their use of Meltex, a type of PVC, which Grendene claims is sustainable and Greenpeace argue is toxic.
Source: Ecosalon (2012)
|Revenue||494 million USD (2019)|