The 2022 version of the Sustainability Index, published annually by Business of Fashion, has been published. The index evaluates more than 30 brands and companies in the global luxury clothing, sportswear and high street clothing sectors.
The Index scores brands in line with their 2030 targets based on 6 criteria: Transparency, Emissions, Water and Chemicals, Waste Management, Materials and Labor Rights.
In the 2022 version of the Index, it is stated that brands generally do not get very high scores in terms of sustainability and rights. Topping the list of the platform’s most sustainable brands were Puma and Kering, followed closely by Levi Strauss, H&M Group and Burberry.
According to the latest ranking, sportswear company PUMA is the most sustainable brand in the industry, which ranked the 30 largest companies in the fashion business. Business of Fashion stated that PUMA had leading scores for water & chemicals, worker’s rights and transparency, while also sharply improving its emissions score compared to last year. Overall, PUMA scored 49 out of 100 points, well above the industry average of 28.
“We welcome the recognition in the Business of Fashion Sustainability Index 2022 and will take our leadership position as an encouragement to take the next step on our sustainability journey,” PUMA CEO Bjørn Gulden said. “We agree with the conclusions that much remains to be done to bring our industry in line with the Goal of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change as well as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.”