How sustainable are your favourite brands?

News, blog and backgrounds about the sustainability scores of brands

Author Archives: Ype van Woersem

One year after Rana Plaza

On April 24 2013 more than a thousand people died in the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka (Bangladesh). In the following year, more than 150 brands signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, in which they consent to third-party audits of their Bengal suppliers. Unfortunately the accord does not […]

FeelGoodFashion Report 2014

How socially and ecologically responsible are Fashion brands in 2014? Rank a Brand’s latest research report puts international fashion brands under the spotlight, with an examination of the action they are taking on fair labour conditions reducing climate impacts, and protecting the environment. The majority of international mainstream-brands researched don´t do enough to give shoppers […]

Who produces the most sustainable bits and bytes?

When it comes to the environmental impact of websites (such as Facebook or Google), the biggest concern is the electricity consumption of data centers. The increasing use of the internet provides additional pressure on the global electricity supply. In 2011, between 1.1 and 1.5 percent of global electricity consumption was attributable to data centers, and […]