Benetton Group scores 9 out of 100 points, placing it in the ‘starting the journey’ category. While it has no time bound target for the use of sustainable cotton, the company has expressed its intention to lessen harmful impacts of cotton production on the environment.
Benetton Group publishes very little of its sustainable cotton policies to address issues such as HHP, water use, biodiversity issues, cotton recycling or labour right violations. No effective policies appear to be in place. The company communicates only its intention to increase the use of more sustainable cotton in its garments, for instance through organic cotton grown without pesticides, chemical fertilizers, and genetically modified organisms.
In 2016, 6.1% of the cotton used by Benetton Group was considered more sustainable. This cotton is organic. All other cotton used is from conventional sources.
Benetton Group does not publish information about the volume or origin of the cotton used in its products. The company only publishes a suppliers list that covers part of its tier-1 suppliers (finished products), but nothing on fabric manufacturers or yarn spinners.