Greenpeace publishes detox index

Greenpeace has unveiled its 2016 ‘Detox Catwalk’ – ranking fashion brands on their efforts to clean up their supply chains.

Over 70 major clothing labels made a commitment to Greenpeace to remove toxic chemicals from their supply chains completely by 2020, and the new report monitors their progress towards this goal. 

H&MBenneton and Inditex– which owns Zara – are in the top category, described as “detox committed companies that are ahead of the field”.

In the second ranking, featuring companies who are “committed to detox and have made progress [but] need to evolve faster”, brands include MangoAdidasBurberryPrimarkLevisPuma and M&S. Companies “heading in the wrong direction” receiving the lowest scores include NikeEspirit and Limited Brands – which owns Victoria’s Secret and La Senza