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Governance

Governance

LEADING WITH INTEGRITY & TRANSPARENCY

Governance

Governance

LEADING WITH INTEGRITY & TRANSPARENCY

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

The Board

Ash ModhaBA – CEO and Founder
Board Member

Having started the company in his teens, Ash's dedication to and passion for entrepreneurship, fashion, and design have helped him lead and guide Mondetta/MPG over its nearly 40 years in business. There have been ups and downs, but by remaining adaptable and able to pivot when necessary, Ash has helped the company grow.

In addition to leading Mondetta Clothing, Ash has engaged in several philanthropic and voluntary pursuits, including the board of directors for the Health Sciences Foundation, the Bank of Canada Blue Ribbon panel, the Royal Bank Young Advisory Council, the Premier's Economic Advisory Council during which time he also chaired an image task force, and the Minister's Trade Advisory Council. Presently, he sits on the Board of Trustees at Balmoral Hall School, is a member of the Manitoba Business Council, and is a board member of that organization's Truth and Reconciliation Committee. Ash is also an IDEA Dinner committee member of the Associates. Newly-elected Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew recruited him to serve as a special advisor on his transition team following a historic election that witnessed a Canadian province elect its first Indigenous premier.

He enjoys staying active and travelling with his wife and young daughter when he's not at the office.

Prashant ModhaMBA, CFA, CMA, CPA – CFO and Founder
Board Member

With a mind for numbers and an aptitude for strategic thinking, Prashant has served as CFO and a trusted strategic adviser with acute business acumen since Mondetta's inception. He loves a challenge and is a problem solver, able to find solutions and new avenues to pursue to ensure the company's success. He previously served on the board of the Young Associates (1994-2000) and is presently the chairman of the Mondetta Charity Foundation. When he's not checking spreadsheet figures, he enjoys watching CFL football and exploring new cultures.

Raj BahlBA – EVP Sales and Founder
Board Member

The tenets and concepts of karma form a large part of Raj's business philosophy: following principles of cause and effect means the company adheres to and insists upon fair practices from customers and suppliers alike. Always comporting himself with integrity has allowed Raj to form, cultivate, and maintain lasting relationships with retail partners, contributing to the company's success. Away from the office, Raj enjoys spending time with his wife and attending his kids' various sporting pursuits.

Advisory Committee

Brian Lerner
Chair

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.

Erika Spiring
Member

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.

Christie McLeod
Member

Formerly our MCF executive director, Christie is now a practicing environmental lawyer who also focuses on Indigenous matters in Canada.

Connie Walker
Member

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.

ESG Certifications & Standards
The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) follows an international, voluntary, FULL product standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of Recycled Content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices, and chemical restrictions.
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) covers the processing, manufacturing, packaging, labelling, trading, and distribution of our textiles made from at least 70% certified organic natural fibres.
The Responsible Down Standard (RDS) ensures that down and feathers come from animals that are not subjected to unnecessary harm.
The Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) aims to improve the welfare of sheep and the land they graze on.
OEKO-TEX® & bluesign® certifications proactively eliminate environmentally harmful substances at the start of our textile supply chain.
B-Corp Certification means we do business in ways that benefit society.
The World Wide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) Certification to independently monitor and certify compliance with the standards to ensure that sewn products are produced under lawful, humane and ethical conditions.
Net-Zero Contributor Certification showcases our active contribution to the fight against global warming and commitment to going net-zero by 2035.

Mondetta’s Strategic Roadmap:
Managing Environmental, Social, Governance

Mondetta’s
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: 109.9

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:

Category: Description Verified Score
Environmental Performance The evaluation of a company’s impact on the environment, including its energy use, water consumption, waste generation, and greenhouse gas emissions. 31.4
Worker Welfare The assessment of a company’s commitment to fair labor practices and worker well-being, including wages, benefits, safety, and equal employment opportunities. 30.1
Community Engagement 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. 24.1
Governance The assessment of a company’s leadership and management practices, including its commitment to transparency, ethical decision-making, and accountability to stakeholders. 19.5
Customer stewardship 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. 4.5
TOTAL: 109.9

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 in 2021, and we’re committed to increasing our scores at future assessments, which take place every three years. In 2024, our Overall B Impact Score is now 109.9.

See Mondetta Canada Inc.'s official B Corp™ assessment page here

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): Management System Operations & Logistics Brand TOTAL
Environmental 31.3% 26.2% 27.7% 30.1%
Social 96.3% 47.2% 52.4% 65.0%
Other Categories: Verified Score
FEM (Facility Environmental Module) 48.0%
EMS (Environmental Management Systems) 53.0%
Energy 72.0%
Water 70.0%
Wastewater 48.0%
Air 26.0%
Waste 26.0%
Chemicals 25.0%

Responsibility Recognition

Environmental

Saving The Planet Through Net-Zero & Circularity

 

Social

Taking Care of People & Society

 

Governance

Leading with Integrity & Transparency

 

Our Product

Elevated Styles, Responsibly Made