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LDI Score: 1/8


Two Leaves Earned
  • They disclose the location of their factories which receive third-party audits to ensure transparency.
  • They visit raw material suppliers to ensure compliance with Nisolo’s Code of Conduct.
  • Check out Nisolo’s audit, ACCOUNTABLE, a reporting system that provides insights on their social impact of employment and manufacturing.
  • Nisolo operates across four countries: Peru, Kenya, Mexico and the U.S. Although 70% of their products are produced in Trujillo, Peru.

Room for Improvement:

  • Nisolo can improve Transparency by sharing information about their manufacturers prior to the final production stage.

Fair Labor

Three Leaves Earned
  • Nisolo’s average producer earns 33% above fair trade wages; these wages are ensured by their Code of Conduct.

  • Nisolo shares their workers lowest wages and are working on getting 3rd party verification of their second and third tier suppliers. 

  • One way Nisolo invests in workers is with a standard process for receiving feedback from producers. 

  • Many producers also receive healthcare through their employment.

  • Nisolo has partnered with ABLE, in the #lowestwagechallenge, a movement that aims to protect the most vulnerable workers. 

  • Nisolo offers their producers and families self development programs on topics such as technical skills development, health, nutrition, English, physical education, yoga and a financial literacy program that has allowed producers to open bank accounts.

Sustainably Made

One Leaf Earned
  • Nisolo uses vegetable dyes for tanning leather.

  • Nisolo only sources leather that is a byproduct of the meat industry as opposed to animals being raised solely for leather.

  • Nisolo ships products in recyclable packaging.

  • Nisolo has partnered with Ecosphere+ to protect the threatened forest of Cordillera Azul of the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest and the livelihoods of its indigenous communities and to offset their carbon emissions.

  • Nisolo recycles pairs of shoes by giving them to micro-entrepreneurs in developing countries, allowing them to resell the shoes within their communities. Check out their partnership with Soles4Souls.

Room for Improvement:

  • Nisolo can improve Sustainably Made by protecting raw material producers through certified suppliers. 

Overall Score: 51

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Last Updated: 3/28/21

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