Dolce & Gabbana
Established in 1985. Owned by founders Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. The Group designs, produces and distributes high-end clothing, leather goods, footwear and accessories under the Dolce&Gabbana and D&G brands. Through a series of licensing agreements, it also produces and distributes fragrances and eyewear for the Dolce&Gabbana and D&G brands and timepieces and jewels for the D&G brand.
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The 2023 Fashion Transparency Index reviewed 250 of the world's largest fashion brands and retailers and ranked them according to how much they disclose about their human rights and environmental policies, practices and impacts. Brands owned by this company scored 2%, signifying it has little to no information about their supply chain practices or policies available to the public. The average score was 26% and the highest score was 83%.
Source: Fashion Revolution (2023)
Greenpeace launched their Detox Campaign in 2011 to expose the direct links between global clothing brands, their suppliers and toxic water pollution around the world. As a result, many companies have joined Greenpeace's Detox Program, which requires companies to adopt a credible, individual and public commitment to phase out the use and release of all toxic chemicals from their global supply chain and products, by 1 January 2020. This company is yet to make a commitment despite pressure from Greenpeace.
Source: Greenpeace (2016)
Sandblasting is a dangerous and deadly process which involves workers firing sand at jeans under high pressure. It has been known to kill workers within months as the inhalation of large amounts of silica dust generated during sandblasting causes silicosis, a potentially lethal pulmonary disease. Dolce & Gabbana continue to sell sandblasted denim clothing, even though a number of major brands, such as Levi's, Gucci and Versace have abolished sandblasted jeans in their collections and publicly supported a ban.
Source: Clean Clothes Campaign (2013)
This retailer has committed to being a fur free retailer, as recognised by the International Fur Free Retailer Program.
Source: Fur Free Retailer (2022)
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre digital platform presents news and allegations relating to the human rights impact of over 20,000 companies. Their enhanced Company Dashboards also include financial information, key data points based on corporate policies, and scores from prominent civil society benchmarks. Follow the link and use the search function to view this company's dashboard.
Source: BHRRC (2022)