Mondetta was founded on hard work and a commitment to doing what’s right.
Our Mission Statement:
We’re passionate about making fashion-forward and responsibly sourced apparel accessible to all while reducing our environmental impact and giving back to our community locally and abroad. We lead with integrity, transparency, and respect for people and the places we operate, all the while knowing doing the right thing is the right thing to do.
Engagement with Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) at Mondetta
As the company’s lead legal counsel, Brian has a high level of understanding and insight into the company’s operations. He can provide guidance and advice on all of our ESG programs.
As our Executive Director - Design and Production, Erika is well-versed with every element of our supply chain and is crucial in implementing new ESG initiatives and efforts.
Formerly our MCF executive director, Christie is now a practicing environmental lawyer who also focuses on Indigenous matters in Canada.
As the former president of United Way – Winnipeg, Connie’s perspective is invaluable to the social-specific aspects of our ESG efforts.
Key Compliance Mechanisms
Certifications, standards, policies, and compliance instruments are central to our ethical and responsible practices.
Social Compliance Policy to ensure stringent social compliance aligned to the ILO’s fundamental freedom principles.
Chemical Specifications & Banned Chemical, Dyes & Substances Policies for the elimination of harmful chemicals and restricted substances (aligned to the Restricted Substance List -RSL) from the supply chain and our products.
Mondetta’s Strategic Roadmap:
Managing Environmental, Social, Governance
B Corp™ Certification
B Corps™ value people and the planet, not just profits. When you support B Corps™, you support a movement of people using business as a force for good. We aspire for all business to do the same.
Mondetta became a Certified B Corporation® in January 2020.
Mondetta’s B Corp™ Score
Being a B Corp™ is an important distinction for any clothing company committed to sustainability, social responsibility, and ethical business practices. B Corps™ are certified by the nonprofit B Lab™ as meeting strict standards of environmental and social performance, transparency, and accountability. For a clothing company, this means a commitment to reducing waste and emissions, using sustainable materials, supporting fair labor practices, and giving back to the community. It also means being transparent about these efforts and being accountable to stakeholders beyond just shareholders. By becoming a B Corp™, a clothing company can demonstrate its commitment to doing business in a way that’s good for people, planet, and profits, and inspire others in the industry to do the same.
The B Corp™ assessment covers a wide range of aspects related to a company’s impact on society and the environment. These include:
|The evaluation of a company’s impact on the environment, including its energy use, water consumption, waste generation, and greenhouse gas emissions.
|The assessment of a company’s commitment to fair labor practices and worker well-being, including wages, benefits, safety, and equal employment opportunities.
|The evaluation of a company’s involvement in and contribution to the communities where it operates, including charitable giving, volunteerism, and support for local businesses and organizations.
|The assessment of a company’s leadership and management practices, including its commitment to transparency, ethical decision-making, and accountability to stakeholders.
|The assessment of a company’s commitment to quality products and ethical marketing, as well as its data privacy and feedback channels. It also recognizes products and services that address social problems, such as health and education, and those that serve underserved customers or improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.
The assessment evaluates the company’s practices in areas such as energy efficiency, waste reduction, greenhouse gas emissions, labor standards, diversity and inclusion, charitable giving, and supply chain management. The company is also assessed on its overall mission and how it integrates social and environmental values into its core business operations. By undergoing the rigorous B Corp™ assessment process, companies can gain a comprehensive understanding of their strengths and weaknesses in these areas and work to improve their impact on society and the environment.
The median score for businesses who complete the BIA globally is between 50-55. We reached the 80 point minimum threshold to achieve certification, but we’re committed to increasing our scores at future assessments, which take place every three years. In fact, we’ll be undergoing an evaluation of our 2022 performance for recertification in January 2024.
Mondetta’s Higg Index Score
The Higg Index is a suite of tools developed by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) that allows clothing and footwear companies to measure and evaluate the sustainability performance of their products, supply chains, and manufacturing facilities. The Higg Index tools cover a range of environmental and social sustainability issues, including greenhouse gas emissions, water use, chemical management, worker welfare, and human rights. The goal of the Higg Index is to promote greater transparency and accountability in the apparel industry and to encourage companies to adopt more sustainable business practices. By using the Higg Index tools, companies can identify areas for improvement and track their progress towards more sustainable operations.
We’re using the Higg Index suite of tools to assess and improve our environmental and social sustainability performance throughout our supply chain. The Higg Index tools help companies measure and benchmark their sustainability performance, identify areas for improvement, and track progress over time. The Brand Retail Module (BRM) allows clothing companies to evaluate the sustainability performance of their business operations and identify opportunities for yearly improvements in their sustainability performance. This module covers areas such as energy use, water consumption, waste management, and employee well-being. The Facility Environmental Module assesses the sustainability performance of manufacturing facilities, covering areas such as energy and water use, waste management, and emissions. The Facility Social Labour Module evaluates the social impact of manufacturing facilities, including worker welfare, health and safety, and management practices. By using these Higg Index tools, a clothing company can gain valuable insights into its sustainability performance and take steps to reduce its environmental impact, improve worker welfare, and promote more sustainable business practices.
Our verified scores:
|BRM (Branded Retail Module):
|Operations & Logistics
|FEM (Facility Environmental Module)
|EMS (Environmental Management Systems)