Ralph Lauren scores 2.5 out of 100 points in this ranking – showing no significant performance on more sustainable cotton, and has therefore not yet started. The company claims to be exploring options for sourcing its raw materials more sustainably, but at the moment it does not have such policies or activities in place.
In its Citizen Report FY 2016, Ralph Lauren states that it is in the process of developing and implementing a sustainable cotton programme as it acknowledges the significant environmental impacts of cotton cultivation. At this moment Ralph Lauren is not committed to addressing water, pesticide, biodiversity, or social issues in cotton cultivation Ralph Lauren 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.
Ralph Lauren does not publish any information about volumes of more sustainable cotton sourced, either in percentage or absolute terms.
Ralph Lauren 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).