Hudson’s Bay scores 1.7 out of 100 points in this ranking (down from 6.5 in 2017) – showing a decrease in its performance on sustainable cotton.
Hudson’s Bay has no public policy on sustainable cotton in place and makes no mention of any intention to reduce harmful impacts of conventional cotton production on its website. Issues regarding water use, pesticide use and biodiversity in cotton cultivation remain unaddressed as do labour and human rights violations.The company has a commitment to not knowingly source Uzbek cotton for the manufacturing of any of our products.
Hudson’s Bay does not publish any information about volumes of sustainable cotton sourced, either in percentage or absolute terms.
Hudson’s Bay does not publish information on the absolute volume and origin of the cotton used in its products. The company publishes a small percentage of their finished goods manufacturers. The company but does not provide information on its fabric manufacturers or yarn spinners.