In our world today, with limited natural resources, climate change and increasing populations, sustainability is a challenge that one company can not resolve alone. We are members of several multi-stakeholder initiatives focused on addressing social and environmental challenges.
Responsible Wool Standard International Working Group
Deckers is a founding member of the Responsible Wool Standard International Working Group. In 2015, Deckers joined other brands, animal welfare groups, farmers and supply chain members and the Textile Exchange to develop the forthcoming Responsible Wool Standard – a global standard that will protect animal welfare, influence best practices, ensure traceability, and ultimately give consumers clear and trustworthy information that will allow them to make responsible choices.
Deckers is partnered with BSR to bring the award-winning peer-to-peer women’s health education program, HERproject to our supply chain. HERproject is a global public-private partnership to empower low-income working women in global supply chains and has been recognized as a leading innovation for women’s health by the UN Every Woman, Every Child initiative. Operating in 14 countries with nearly 50 international companies, 300 factories and farms, 20 civil society partners, and multiple health-care providers, HERproject has improved the well-being, confidence and economic potential of more than 310,000 women, and contributed to better health behavior and outcomes for as much as a million of their family and community members.
Fair Factories Clearinghouse (FFC)
Deckers is a member of Fair Factories Clearinghouse (FFC), an online platform which stores Deckers’ Ethical Supply Chain social compliance audit reports, tracks corrective actions contract factories take to remediate non-compliance issues, and connects Deckers with other brands that manufacture in the same factories.
Deckers is a member company of Ceres, a non-profit advocacy group for sustainability leadership made up of a network of investors, companies, and public interests groups.
Leather Working Group (LWG)
Deckers is a member of the Leather Working Group (LWG), an industry organization that developed and maintains a rating system and certification program for environmental performance in tanneries. 98% of all leather used in Deckers products is sourced from a LWG certified tannery.
Outdoor Industry Association (OIA)
Deckers is a member of the OIA and participates in the Sustainability Working Group (SWG). This group addresses issues of environmental sustainability in the footwear and apparel industry. The SWG has partnered with the Sustainable Apparel Coalition to develop the HIGG Index. This is an industry tool used to measure the environmental and social impacts of products.
American Apparel and Footwear Association
Deckers is a member of the American Apparel and Footwear Association, the national trade association representing apparel, footwear and other sewn products companies, and their suppliers, which compete in the global market.
Deckers partners with Soles4Souls, which collects used and unwanted shoes and distributes them to over 60 countries around the world.
Deckers works with Good 360, a non-profit that partners with our retail stores to donate shoes to local charities.
Deckers is a member of the Conservation Alliance, a group of companies committed to conserving open spaces and wilderness.
The Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, UC Santa Barbara
Deckers Brands has developed a partnership with the Bren School, where we work with graduate students obtaining their Masters degree in Environmental Science. Research studies have included a life cycle assessment of our products and an evaluation of the environmental impact of our supply chain.