Responsibility

Responsibility

What is Transparency?

Clear and open sharing of everything it takes to source, make and deliver a product, enabling informed decision making.



The challenge


It’s impossible to make informed decisions about our purchases if we don’t know the full story about an item, from ingredients to manufacturing, transportation and everything in between.



Over the past 20 years, despite increased reporting, carbon emissions have continued to rise and environmental damage has accelerated. Normalizing Transparency as an industry standard will move the focus from creating reports to addressing the challenges uncovered through that reporting.




The goal

The ambition is to move from simply documenting information to using that data to make reasoned, beneficial decisions across global fashion and beauty supply chains. 


Toward’s Approach

At Toward, we request detailed sourcing information from all our brand partners in order to assess and track their progress in Transparency, from traceability throughout the supply chain to how that information is shared with the public. We set clear targets to support our stocked brands and ensure that we are encouraging greater Transparency throughout the industry. 



Toward Brand Partners Commit To:


01

Incorporating regularprogress reports into their overall reporting strategy by December 31st 2022


02

90% traceability on stages 1-4 of the supply chain by 2023, rising to 100% by 2025


03

Stop working with Tier 1 or 2 suppliers that use coal-generated heat or energy by 2025, in line with UNFCCC targets



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Organic Materials

Made from materials raised or grown in compliance with organic agricultural standards – no pesticides, herbicides or other non-naturally occurring chemicals – set by Global Organic Textiles Standard (GOTS) and country-specific certifications. 

Recycled Materials

Made from post-consumer waste, designed to be broken down after use, in line with Global Recycle Standards and country-specific certifications.

Responsible Materials

Made from materials that cause no chemically-induced harm to ecosystems and people along the supply chain, in line with standards set by the Oeko-Tex Association, The bluesign programme and ZDHC.


Locally Produced

Product is manufactured within 200 miles of headquarters or distribution center, lowering supplier emissions, creating local jobs and ensuring working conditions and wages are fair.

Vegan

Contains no animal-derived fabrics or byproducts such as animal leather, wool, silk and fur

Responsible Animal Products

Upholds standards for basic animal welfare recommended by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA).

Low Waste

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Environmentally Friendly Dye

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Plastic-Free

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