New Look scores 8.5 out of 100 points in this ranking has therefore started the journey. The group became a member of the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) in 2016 and currently reports to be ‘engaging in discussions with key suppliers and buyers to understand the implications of buying Better Cotton and setting up feasible targets.’ The group has promised that it will start procuring Better Cotton in 2017.
New Look commits in its CSR Report to reducing the impact of its cotton supply chain. As a member of the Better Cotton initiative, the company addresses water, HPPs, biodiversity and human rights issues in cotton cultivation. Apart from a sourcing ban on Uzbek cotton since 2011, no additional policies on environmental and social issues are published. The company makes no public mention of a time-bound target to source cotton sustainably. No efforts in the area of recycling textiles or cotton were found.
New Look does not publish any information about volumes of more sustainable cotton sourced, either in percentage or absolute terms.
New Look does not publish information on the absolute volume and origin of the cotton used in its products. The company does not provide information on its suppliers (finished product, fabric manufacturers, yarn spinners).