Sustainability Report

The Sustainability Report: 2020 Year in Review

We can’t really start an annual report without acknowledging what an insane year 2020 was. It fundamentally challenged Ref, and reminded us that doing the right thing by people and the planet is more relevant and pressing than ever. Our sustainability mission will continue to be our core and guide our next steps. We’ll keep using these reports to be transparent about what we’re doing and why. We’ll celebrate our wins. And talk about where we fall short. We hope that comes through super clearly in this update.
Sustainability scorecard

HOW WE STACKED UP

Eco-Age measures our performance across twelve different topics, aligned with other industry reporting frameworks and priorities.

EACH PART OF OUR BUSINESS

WHAT WE’VE DONE SO FAR

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON

People SDGs
5: Gender Equality
8: Decent Work & Economic Growth
10: Reduced Inequalities
12: Responsible Consumption & Production
17: Partnerships for the goals

Demographic information and language are based on self-reported data from the EEO-1 survey.
Product SDGs
6: Clean Water & Sanitation
12: Responsible Consumption & Production
14: Life Below Water
15: Life on Land

¹ Certifications included in this total are Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Bluesign, Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), Global Recycled Standard (GRS). Calculated for total fabric yardage that was used in 2020 excluding deadstock materials
² Traceability is calculated by total fabric yardage for the following categories: apparel, lingerie, shoe uppers, and shoe linings. This does not include other shoe components or trims yet and excludes all deadstock materials.
³ Fiber performance is based on the majority fiber content in the fiber composition. Calculated for total fabric yardage used in 2020.

REFSCALE

RefScale tracks our environmental footprint by adding the pounds of carbon dioxide emitted, gallons of water used, and pounds of waste generated. Then we calculate how much Reformation saves compared to conventional clothes bought in the US. The whole equation follows the lifecycle of clothes—everything from growing textile fibers and making fabric, dyeing, transporting materials, manufacturing, packaging, shipping, garment care, and even recycling clothes when you’re done with them. We offset our product footprint 100%, but always push for better materials, factories, and operations to keep our footprint as low as possible.

2020 FOOTPRINT

Planet SDGs
6: Clean Water & Sanitation
7: Affordable & Clean Energy
12: Responsible Consumption & Production
13: Climate Action

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