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Does the organization have a system in place to manage its overstock?
Metric Type
Researched
Value Type
Options
Yes, and brand provides evidence or detail of the process/procedure
Yes, but no evidence or detail provided
No
Research Policy
Community Assessed
Report Type
Company Website
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Research Document
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Sustainability Report
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Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Project JUST was created to transform the fashion industry into a transparent, accountable and sustainable system that celebrates the stories, the people and the resources behind the clothing.

To do so, they developed a robust methodology for researching brands and their sustainability practices for their searchable brand directory. The directory provides comparable research on brands to empower shoppers to make more informed and ethical purchasing decisions and to put pressure on brands to improve their practices.

While Project JUST dissolved in 2018, the research methodology can be continued through data contributions on WikiRate.

This metric falls within the Environment section of questions, which covers key measurable aspects of environmental sustainability for a fashion retail brand, from material impact to energy and waste conservation. 

Methodology

Use publicly available reports from the brand OR third-party reported information for the Project JUST category: Environment to answer this question. We suggest familiarizing yourself with the brand’s reporting by visiting the brand’s website, or Annual, Integrated or CR Reports.

Managing overstock is important, as it showcases which brands are keeping added waste out of landfills by choosing not to destroy any overstock garments. For example, Lululemon specifically has a section on its website titled “We Made Too Much” where they report how that they sell overstock merchandise at a discounted price and at final sale. Many companies incinerate overstock. 

Keywords and search terms: Overstock, Burn, Incinerate, Unsold

Once found, select one of the below answer options for the correct year you are researching, and submit.

  • Yes, and brand provides evidence or detail of the process/procedure
  • Yes, but no evidence or detail provided
  • No

"No" should be selected if you are unable to find a policy mentioned in public documents.