Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. scores 16.6 out of 100 points in this ranking (up from 6.6 in 2017), and is at the start of its journey towards cotton sustainability. The company is a Better Cotton Initiative member and has a commitment to source 100% sustainable cotton by 2025.
Through its membership of the Better Cotton Initiative the company addresses environmental and social issues in cotton cultivation. The company is committed to not knowingly sourcing cotton from Uzbekistan. Two brands of the group, GU and Uniqlo, have recycling initiatives.
Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. does not publish any information about volumes of sustainable cotton sourced, either in percentage or absolute terms.
The company publishes the majority of its finished goods manufacturers and a smaller part of their fabric manufacturers. The company does not publish information on the absolute volume and origin of the cotton used in its products.