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Warby Parker

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Home Country: United States

LDI Score: 4/8


Transparency

Two Leaves Earned
  • 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.

Room for Improvement:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

Room for Improvement:

  • 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.


Overall Score: 64

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Last Updated: 5/19/21


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