Overall Rating: Certified

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Warby Parker works towards a cleaner planet with a clearer future for all. They produce sustainable glasses through their carbon offset projects. Warby Parker does not draw the line at environmental issues, however. Global access to glasses is another problem that Warby Parker seeks to address through their ‘Buy a Pair, Give a Pair’ program.

Overall Rating: Certified

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Home Country: USA

“Buy a Pair, Give a Pair”

Eco-Stylist Certified
Warby Parker works towards a cleaner planet with a clearer future for all. They produce sustainable glasses through their carbon offset projects. Warby Parker does not draw the line at environmental issues, however. Global access to glasses is another problem that Warby Parker seeks to address through their ‘Buy a Pair, Give a Pair’ program.

Transparency

Two Leaves Earned
Rated: Good
  • Warby Parker provides information about its textile mills in their impact report.
  • Warby Parker also takes initiative to avoid subcontracting such as requiring all factories they work with to comply with their Vendor Code of Conduct. *Subcontracting is the process of outsourcing production to a third party. This can be dangerous because the company is not in control of the third party’s actions against employees, the environment, etc.
  • Warby Parker could improve upon Transparency by providing a list of their factories.
  • In addition to a factory list, Warby Parker could include information about the conditions within their factories. This could include the number of workers, audit report findings, etc.

Fair Labor

Three Leaves Earned
Rated: Excellent
  • Warby Parker discloses their Vendor Code of Conduct and discusses the details of their Social Compliance Program within their impact report.
  • Warby Parker also monitors their suppliers through scheduled audit visits with Verite.
  • Warby Parker implements well-being community programs.
  • The pandemic spurred them to start a response plan that provided frontline health care workers with protective goggles, face shields, surgical and respirator masks, medical gowns, etc.

Sustainably Made

Two Leaves Earned
Rated: Good
  • Warby Parker measures their carbon footprint on all fronts of the production process and offset their emissions with the help of third-party agencies.
  • Warby Parker uses packaging that is recyclable and 80% less packaging material than traditional contacts packaging seen from other companies.
  • To improve Sustainably Made, Warby Parker could disclose their water usage or lack thereof within their production process.
  • In addition to discussing their water footprint, Warby Parker can create a plan to reduce and reuse the water within their production processes.

Last Updated: 05/19/21

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