Next scores 2.5 out of 100 points and has therefore not yet started. The company states a commitment to sourcing raw materials more sustainably, but does not specify how it intends to do so.
Although the company is committed to sourcing raw materials in a more sustainable manner, Next has no policies in place that address water, pesticide and biodiversity related issues in cotton cultivation. The company does not address labour or human rights violations in cotton cultivation and does not communicate a time bound target to source cotton more sustainably. No recycling policy or initiative on textile or cotton is currently in place.
Next does not publish any information about volumes of more sustainable cotton sourced, either in percentage or absolute terms.
Next claims that making improvements in supply chain traceability and transparency is a key focus area and that it is working closely with its suppliers to understand where the raw materials come from. However, at the moment, the company does not publish information on the absolute volume and origin of the cotton used in its products. It also does not provide information on its suppliers (finished product, fabric manufacturers, yarn spinners).