As you look around the issues under “Update Rating”, you’ll see some questions about specific time-bound commitments and targets you have made. These include targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and commitments to phase out certain materials. However, your Good On You rating is primarily based on your current sustainability performance—how your operations and supply chain impact on people, the planet, and animals.
Setting targets aligned with industry standards
Good On You ratings place greater weight on targets or goals aligned to an industry-led standard such as where a brand adopts a Science-Based Target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or a target to eliminate hazardous chemicals by implementing the ZDHC Manufacturing Restricted Substances List.
How Good On You considers your progress
We don’t expect targets to be completed in a linear fashion. For example, if you intend to reduce your emissions by 30% in 10 years time, we don’t expect emissions to drop 3% each year.
Rather, we expect a brand to demonstrate it is implementing initiatives that will ensure the target is met—such as outlining the investment in renewable energy for suppliers.
Disclosing progress even if you’re not on track
Disclosing limited progress is better than not disclosing at all, so the methodology gives a small amount of points for a brand being transparent and stating it isn’t on track.
The following issues reference targets:
- Planet / Climate Change / Climate Change Targets
- Planet / Climate Change / Climate Change Progress vs Target
- Planet / Chemicals / Hazardous Chemicals
- Planet / Water / Water Targets
- Animals / Policies / Commitments