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’.

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These are the topics on which VIVOBAREFOOT engage. Browse below:


VIVOBAREFOOT's progress:

Each cube is broken down into three levels:

Level 1: Set ambition and build foundation
Level 2: Make steady progress
Level 3: Adopt best practice

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Engagement: In Depth


Creating more sustainable products, through using more sustainable materials and intermediate processing techniques.

VIVOBAREFOOT has a strategy to reduce the environmental impact of its products and measures the material composition of its products, resulting in a level 1 score of 76%. VIVOBAREFOOT has integrated sustainable materials into 32.2% of its overall collection. However it is yet to set targets for achieving more sustainable products and to monitor its progress against these targets, resulting in a level 2 score of 51%. Due to more sustainable materials used in over 30% of its collection VIVOBAREFOOT were awarded a score for one requirement at level 3, resulting in a score of 4%.

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Managing labour standards and human rights in the supply chain.

VIVOBAREFOOT has a strategy on human rights and labour standards, underpinned by comprehensive Code of Conduct which reflects the International Labour Organization (ILO core conventions). There is scope for VIVOBAREFOOT to increase the detail of supplier risk assessments, resulting in a level 1 score of 56%. VIVOBAREFOOT monitors compliance with its Code of Conduct through a combination of third party audits and visits from its in-country team, however it is yet to set labour standards targets, or adopt a purchasing practices policy to ensure adequate lead times and prices resulting in level 2 score of 33%. VIVOBAREFOOT did not submit level 3 evidence for this cycle.

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Use & Durability

Managing product-use impacts and extending product life.

VIVOBAREFOOT has quality compliance processes which monitors post-consumer faults and has adapted products to address product durability, resulting in a level 1 score of 79%. VIVOBAREFOOT trains its internal teams on methods to enhance product durability. However, VIVOBAREFOOT is yet to formalise a strategy for reducing the impact of its product, resulting in a level 2 score of 28%. VIVOBAREFOOT builds upon its product testing programme by assessing potential replacement materials that could enhance product longevity. There remains room for VIVOBAREFOOT to set clear targets for product durability and quantifying year-on-year improvements, resulting in a level 3 score of 46%.

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