The Green Supply Chain CITI Evaluation dynamically assesses brands on the environmental management of their supply chains in China. The evaluation uses government supervision data and public information published by the brand to assess overall supply chain environmental management.

Scores are updated throughout the year as brands continuously work with their suppliers to respond to pollution issues as they arise. The CITI report, an annual analysis of brand action, has been published annually since 2014.


  • Rankings by Overall Score
  • Rankings by Sub-scores for Specific Criteria
  • CITI MASTER
Apple
Dell
Rank LOGO Brand Industry CITI Score
1 C&A Textile 79.38
2 Levi's Textile 78.41
3 Inditex Textile 70.29
4 Adidas Textile 70.24
5 Primark Textile 68.87
6 H&M Textile 68.55
7 Target Textile 67.76
8 Nike Textile 67.04
9 New Balance Textile 65.77
10 Puma Textile 63.64
11 GAP Textile 63.1
12 VF Textile 54.64
13 Tesco Textile 53.3
14 M&S Textile 50.88
15 Carrefour Textile 50
16 Uniqlo Textile 47.71
17 Kontoor Textile 47.31
18 Esprit Textile 46.16
19 Lindex Textile 45.04
20 Li-Ning Textile 40.71
21 Bestseller Textile 40.13
22 Suitsupply Textile 37.72
23 Columbia Sportswear Textile 34.12
24 Burberry Textile 32.94
25 American Eagle Outfitters Textile 30.42
26 ASICS Textile 24.03
27 Esquel Textile 23.51
28 Walmart Textile 18.69
29 EuroGroup Textile 17
30 Mizuno Textile 15.9
31 Decathlon Textile 15.22
32 LACOSTE Textile 14
33 ANTA Textile 12.22
33 HUGO BOSS Textile 12.22
35 Tommy Hilfiger Textile 11.64
35 Calvin Klein Textile 11.64
37 Prada Textile 10.06
38 Abercrombie & Fitch Textile 9.61
39 Next Textile 9.39
40 Guess Textile 9.19
41 Armani Textile 7.75
41 Valentino Textile 7.75
43 CHANEL Textile 7.47
44 Kate Spade Textile 7.39
45 Ann Taylor Textile 7.23
46 UGG Textile 6.98
47 Macy's Textile 6.72
48 Disney Textile 6.03
49 Benetton Textile 5.75
50 MICHAEL KORS Textile 5.6
51 MANGO Textile 5.5
52 COACH Textile 5.39
53 Mothercare Textile 4.59
54 G-Star Textile 3.96
55 Ralph Lauren Textile 3.24
56 Tonlion Textile 3
57 ERDOS Textile 2.75
58 JEANSWEST Textile 2.36
59 J.C. Penney Textile 2.28
60 Giordano Textile 2.2
61 Youngor Textile 2
61 Semir Textile 2
61 Toread Textile 2
64 REI Textile 1.75
65 BOSIDENG Textile 1.48
66 Victoria's Secret Textile 1.44
67 Cortefiel Textile 1.2
67 361° Textile 1.2
69 Meters/bonwe Textile 1
69 HLA Textile 1
69 MUJI Textile 1
72 FILA Textile 0.72
73 PurCotton Textile 0
73 K-BOXING Textile 0
73 YISHION Textile 0
73 HEAD Textile 0
73 River Island Textile 0
73 ROXY Textile 0
73 Hush Puppies Textile 0
73 Umbro Textile 0
73 Pierre Cardin Textile 0
73 DKNY Textile 0
73 Nine West Textile 0
73 Kappa Textile 0
73 Lafuma Textile 0
Rank Brand Industry Total Score Responsiveness and Transparency Compliance and Corrective Actions Extend Green Supply Chain Practices Energy Conservation and Emissions Reduction Promote Public Green Choice
Respond to Enquiries and Engage with Public
Promote Supply Chain Transpar-
ency
Establish Screening
Mechan
ism
Push Suppliers to Take Corrective Actions
Responsible management of chemical and raw material suppliers
Responsible management of wastewater
Responsible management of solid waste
Responsible management of logistic supplier
Supplier self-management
Push suppliers to disclose energy and climate data
Push suppliers to disclose pollutant release and transfer data
Direct the public attention to the environmental performance of Chinses suppliers
  100 6 8 10 12 8 10 10 4 10 12 12 8
1 C&A Textile 79.38 6 7.5 10 11.5 6.5 5.6 2.1 3 8.5 7.68 7 4
2 Levi's Textile 78.41 6 8 10 12 7.5 5.6 2.25 2 8.5 7.56 8 1
3 Inditex Textile,
Leather
&
PU
70.29 6 8 10 10 4.5 5.25 1.2 2.5 6 6.84 9 1
4 Adidas Textile,
Leather
&
PU
70.24 6 7.5 9.5 11.5 5 3.9 2.8 0 5 8.04 9 2
5 Primark Textile,
Leather
&
PU
68.87 6 7 9.5 9 5 4.55 1.8 2.5 8 5.52 8 2
6 H&M Textile,
Leather
&
PU
68.55 6 7.5 10 10 4 5.25 2.1 0 8.5 7.2 7 1
7 Target Retailers,
Textile
67.76 6 7.5 9 11 5 4.2 1.5 2 4 7.56 8 2
8 Nike Textile,
Leather
&
PU
67.04 6 7.5 9 9 5 3.6 2.4 1 5.5 8.04 9 1
9 New
Balance
Textile,
Leather
&
PU
65.77 6 7.5 9 11 5 3.5 1.95 2 8.5 4.32 6 1
10 Puma Textile,
Leather
&
PU
63.64 6 7 9 9 4 3 1.2 2 7.5 7.44 6.5 1
11 GAP Textile 63.1 6 7.5 9 9 4 4.2 1.2 0 5 7.2 9 1
12 VF Textile,
Leather
&
PU
54.64 6 6 6 8 4 4.2 1.2 3 5 6.24 4 1
13 Tesco Textile 53.3 6 7 7.5 6 6 5.25 0.75 2 2 4.8 5 1
14 M&S Retailers,
Textile
50.88 6 6 9 8 2 4.2 1.2 0 1 6.48 7 0
15 Carrefour Textile 50 6 7 6 5 3 2.8 1.2 2 5 6 5 1
16 Uniqlo Textile 47.71 6 4 7.5 10 2 3.5 0.75 1 0 6.96 4 2
17 Kontoor Textile 47.31 6 7 7 8 0 4.55 1.5 1 2 2.76 6.5 1
18 Esprit Textile 46.16 6 7.5 8 6 4 2.8 1.5 0 2 3.36 5 0
19 Lindex Textile 45.04 6 3 6 8 5 4.2 1.2 2 2 2.64 5 0
20 Li-Ning Textile,
Leather
&
PU
40.71 6 4 6 7 2 4.2 0.75 1 0 2.76 5.5 1.5
21 Bestseller Textile 40.13 6 7 7 5 2 1.75 0.9 0 1 3.48 4 2
22 Suitsupply Textile 37.72 6 6.5 5.5 4 4 4.2 0.6 2 2 1.92 0 1
23 Columbia
Sportswear
Textile,
Leather
&
PU
34.12 6 4 6 5 0 3.5 0 0 3.5 3.12 2 1
24 Burberry Textile,
Leather
&
PU
32.94 6 3 5 3 3 3.5 0.8 0 0 5.64 3 0
25 American
Eagle
Outfitters
Textile 30.42 6 0 4 3 2 4.55 0.75 0 5 3.12 2 0
26 ASICS Textile,
Leather
&
PU
24.03 4 2 4 5 0 0 0.75 0 0 5.28 2 1
27 Esquel Textile 23.51 6 4 5 6 0 0.43 0 0 0 1.08 1 0
28 Walmart Textile 18.69 3 0 2.5 3 0 0 0.75 0 0 7.44 2 0
29 EuroGroup Retailers,
Textile
17 6 0 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 Mizuno Textile,
Leather
&
PU
15.9 3 2 2.5 3 0 0 0 0 0 2.4 2 1
31 Decathlon Retailers,
Textile,
Leather
&
PU
15.22 2 0 2 2 0 0.7 0 0 1 5.52 1 1
32 LACOSTE Textile,
Leather
&
PU
14 5 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 ANTA Textile,
Leather
&
PU
12.22 2 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.72 1.5 1
33 HUGO BOSS Textile,
Leather
&
PU
12.22 0 2 0 0 1 1.75 0.75 0 0 3.72 2 1
35 Tommy
Hilfiger
Textile,
Leather
&
PU
11.64 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5.64 0 0
35 Calvin
Klein
Textile,
Leather
&
PU
11.64 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5.64 0 0
37 Prada Textile,
Leather
&
PU
10.06 0 2 0 0 1 1.75 0.75 0 0 1.56 2 1
38 Abercrombie
&
Fitch
Textile 9.61 1 0 0 0 2 0.7 0.75 0 0 2.16 2 1
39 Next Textile 9.39 0 2 0 0 1 1.75 0 0 0 2.64 1 1
40 Guess Textile,
Leather
&
PU
9.19 0 0 0 0 1 1.75 0.6 0 0 3.84 1 1
41 Armani Textile,
Leather
&
PU
7.75 0 2 0 1 1 1.75 0 0 0 0 1 1
41 Valentino Textile,
Leather
&
PU
7.75 0 1 0 0 1 1.75 0 0 0 0 3 1
43 CHANEL Textile,
Leather
&
PU
7.47 0 1 0 0 1 1.75 0 0 0 3.72 0 0
44 Kate
Spade
Textile,
Leather
&
PU
7.39 0 1 0 0 0 1.75 0 0 0 2.64 1 1
45 Ann
Taylor
Textile 7.23 0 2 0 0 0 1.75 0 0 0 0.48 2 1
46 UGG Textile,
Leather
&
PU
6.98 0 0 0 0 1 1.75 0.75 0 0 0.48 3 0
47 Macy's Retailers,
Textile
6.72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 0 0 3.12 3 0
48 Disney Retailers,
Textile
6.03 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.75 0 0 2.28 3 0
49 Benetton Textile 5.75 0 2 0 0 1 1.75 0 0 0 0 1 0
50 MICHAEL
KORS
Textile,
Leather
&
PU
5.6 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.6 0 0 0 3 0
51 MANGO Textile,
Leather
&
PU
5.5 0 1 0 0 0 1.75 0.75 0 0 0 1 1
52 COACH Textile,
Leather
&
PU
5.39 0 0 0 0 0 1.75 0 0 0 2.64 1 0
53 Mothercare Retailers,
Textile
4.59 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.75 0 0 0.84 2 0
54 G-Star Textile 3.96 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.96 0 0
55 Ralph
Lauren
Textile,
Leather
&
PU
3.24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.24 0 0
56 Tonlion Textile 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
57 ERDOS Textile 2.75 0 1 0 0 0 1.75 0 0 0 0 0 0
58 JEANSWEST Textile 2.36 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.36 0 0
59 J.C.
Penney
Textile 2.28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.28 0 0
60 Giordano Textile 2.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 1 0
61 Youngor Textile 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
61 Toread Textile,
Leather
&
PU
2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
61 Semir Textile 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
64 REI Textile,
Leather
&
PU
1.75 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.75 0 0 0 0 0
65 BOSIDENG Textile 1.48 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.48 0 0
66 Victoria's
Secret
Textile 1.44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.44 0 0
67 Cortefiel Textile 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 0 0
67 361° Textile,
Leather
&
PU
1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 0 0
69 Meters/bonwe Textile 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
69 MUJI Retailers,
Textile
1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
69 HLA Textile 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
72 FILA Textile,
Leather
&
PU
0.72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.72 0 0
73 PurCotton Textile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
73 K-BOXING Textile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
73 YISHION Textile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
73 HEAD Textile,
Leather
&
PU
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
73 River
Island
Textile,
Leather
&
PU
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
73 ROXY Textile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
73 Hush
Puppies
Textile,
Leather
&
PU
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
73 Umbro Textile,
Leather
&
PU
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
73 Pierre
Cardin
Textile,
Leather
&
PU
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
73 DKNY Textile,
Leather
&
PU
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
73 Nine West Textile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
73 Kappa Textile,
Leather
&
PU
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
73 Lafuma Textile,
Leather
&
PU
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019, 2020 CITI Master
Apple
2020 CITI Master
Dell


IPE took a new step in the CITI Green Supply Chain program to inaugurate a CITI Master category in 2019. This category has been conceptualized to drive aspiring Masters to mature their supply chain programs to the point of equal partnerships with suppliers – such that accountability for compliance issues rests equally on the brand’s and its suppliers’ shoulders, rather than relying on the continued efforts of the brand to detect problems and inform the supplier of its responsibilities, issue public explanations, and lead corrective action efforts each time a problem arises.

To qualify as a CITI Master, exemplary brands must:

1. Rank as a top performance brand in the annual CITI; 2. Maintain high performance standards in their supply chain environmental management through the Blue EcoChain or equivalent data system, which enables brands and suppliers to communicate dynamically. 3. Requires all key suppliers to track their environmental performance via Blue EcoChain or equivalent data systems to ensure their own accountability on a dynamic basis. The CITI Master category will recognize the single top brand performer in supply chain responsibility each year. Once designated a Master, the brand is no longer scored in annual CITI evaluations, making room for a new top performer in the coming year.

Apple was designated as the inaugural CITI Master in 2019. The company has ranked #1 in CITI annual reporting for five years in a row. It has been tracking and rectifying compliance problems for 223 suppliers in China in coordination with IPE and the Green Choice Alliance since 2012 and has delivered high levels of compliance among its suppliers with its diligence and persistent work. Most notably, the company has recently joined Blue EcoChain in 2019 and has committed to bringing all of its existing suppliers into the Blue EcoChain.

In 2020, Dell Joined Apple to become the CITI Master, for its efforts to reward its best suppliers with more orders as an incentive to continuously improve their environmental performance and requires suppliers to keep track of the performance of their own suppliers to move oversight fully up its supply chain.