Brazilian campaign Fashion Revolution has ranked 20 apparel brands and retailers for their transparency. The campaign group’s new Fashion Transparency Index is the first regional edition of its broader, global Transparency Index and assesses businesses based on their own public disclosure of social and environmental policies, practices and impact. The study looks at openly available information from sources such as websites, corporate social responsibility reports and sustainability reports, and evaluates them on: policies and commitments, governance, traceability, knowledge, communication and resolution, and featured topics.
The research for the index was conducted by the global and Brazilian Fashion Revolution teams, and in technical partnership with the Getulio Vargas Foundation’s Centre for Sustainability Studies (FGVces). The Brazilian Fashion Transparency Index shows similarities to the global index, in what brands prioritise. Around 12 of the 20 brands scored high for their policies on human rights, anti-discrimination and forced and child labor policies while only two companies report on carbon emissions and energy reduction.