Overall Rating: Certified

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Home Country: France

“Sustainably made sneakers”

Veja makes casual sneakers, running, and other athletic shoes. They’ve invested in research and new technologies to produce shoes in a way that helps fight “the 99% issue;” 99% of the world’s running shoes are made of 99% petroleum and they are actively changing it.

Overall Rating: Certified

Shop: Mens | Womens

Home Country: France

“Sustainably made sneakers”

Eco-Stylist Certified
Veja makes casual sneakers, running, and other athletic shoes. They’ve invested in research and new technologies to produce shoes in a way that helps fight “the 99% issue;” 99% of the world’s running shoes are made of 99% petroleum and they are actively changing it.

Transparency

Three Leaves Earned
Rated: Excellent
  • Veja discloses their factory location in Brazil as well as a map disclosing the locations and other various steps along the supply chain.
  • These locations abide by the International Labor Organization’s standards to protect human and labor rights.

Fair Labor

Two Leaves Earned
Rated: Good
  • Veja ensures a fair living wage with their Supplier Code of Conduct and by buying materials directly from producers, cutting out the “middleman.” 
  • Veja discloses a ‘Limits’ page on their website that shares where they have room to improve and where they are focusing their efforts to do so. 
  • In at least one factory, transportation to work is provided for employees.
  • Veja can improve Fair Labor by collecting worker feedback, such as via surveys or supporting unions.

Sustainably Made

Two Leaves Earned
Rated: Good
  • Veja uses Amazonian rubber in their sneakers purchased directly from cooperatives set up by family producers; they pay a fair price for it (twice the market place). 
  • Veja uses B-Mesh, a material made from recycled plastic bottles. 
  • In some vegan shoes, Veja uses a corn based leather alternative.
  • Veja can improve Sustainably Made by measuring and disclosing their CO2 emissions.

Last Updated: 03/28/21.

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