VIVOBAREFOOT are on a mission to be the most influential shoe brand in the world. A business built around one simple insight, ‘shoes should let your feet do their natural thing’.
These are the topics on which VIVOBAREFOOT engage. Browse below:
Creating more sustainable products, through using more sustainable materials and intermediate processing techniques.
VIVOBAREFOOT has a strategy to reduce the environmental impacts of its products and communicates this strategy to its suppliers and has a system to monitor and measure the material composition of products, leading to level 1 score of 76%. VIVOBAREFOOT’s use of more sustainable materials accounts for 45% of its collection. The brand supports its internal teams to use more sustainable fibres and processes. There is the opportunity for VIVOBAREFOOT to explicitly include sustainable trims, non-textile components and embellishments in its product strategy, resulting in a level 2 score of 65% and 8% at level 3.
Managing labour standards and human rights in the supply chain.
VIVOBAREFOOT has an updated strategy for human rights and labour standards as well as a Code of Conduct. There is an opportunity for the brand to demonstrate that it has explicit requirements for new suppliers as part of its risk management process. These foundational activities resulted in a level 1 score of 74%. VIVOBAREFOOT maintains records of non-compliance and closed-off non-compliance as part of its compliance monitoring process. There is room for the brand to demonstrate that its strategy includes SMART targets for managing labour standards and human rights in the supply chain. These activities have resulted in a level 2 score of 22%. VIVOBAREFOOT did not submit level 3 evidence for this cycle.
Managing product-use impacts and extending product life.
VIVOBAREFOOT has maintained its Use and Durability strategy. There is still an opportunity to make explicit distinctions between a standard care label and a care label with environmental benefits, resulting in a level 1 score of 78%. The brand’s commitments are assigned to specific senior roles, with support from its CEO, and have provided training on relevant topics to its internal teams, leading to a level 2 score of 81%. VIVOBAREFOOT has an established programme, the Direct Inject Programme, focused on increasing the life span of its products. There is room for the brand to further adopt closed-loop principles and to further incentivise staff to achieve use and durability targets, resulting in a level 3 score of 56%.
Managing impacts from transporting and packaging products.
VIVOBAREFOOT has made commitments on the use of low impact transport methods and can demonstrate a proactive prioritisation. There is room for the brand to monitor and measure the material composition of its packaging and evaluate its environmental impact, resulting in a level 1 score of 61%. VIVOBAREFOOT’s strategy includes SMART targets for packaging and transport and the brand is investing in innovative packaging. The brand could further implement environmental impact reduction activities relevant to the transport of its products and maintain a packaging restricted substance list (pRSL). This has resulted in a level 2 score of 34% and a level 3 score of 23%.