H&M: CSR & Sustainability News

H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) is a Swedish multinational retail-clothing company, known for its fast-fashion clothing for men, women, teenagers and children. H&M exists in 43 countries and as of 2011 employed around 94,000 people.

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The Business Risks of Water Shortages

The world's biggest businesses are increasingly exposed to water risk while responses to calls by large investors for increased reporting and accountability have…

Major Apparel Brands Join Forces for Responsible Down

H&M, Eddie Bauer, The North Face and other apparel brands are collaborating on the standard in order to improve the industry as a…

In Wake of New Protests, H&M and Others Commit to Living Wages in Cambodia

A group of eight international fashion retailers, including H&M, Inditex (the owner of Zara) and Britain’s Primark, announced last week that they would…

Campaign Calls for 100 Companies, 100 Percent Renewable Power

Led by The Climate Group, the RE100 campaign aims to have 100 of the world's largest companies powered solely by renewable energy by…
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H&M, The World’s Largest Organic Cotton User: Better Enough?

According to the most recent Organic Cotton Market Report 2013, H&M has reemerged number as number one in the annual rankings of organic…
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3p Weekend: 10 Budding Trends in Sustainable Fashion

Over the past few months, we've been exploring the environmental and social impact of fashion in an in-depth series, so we have our…
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How to Get Consumers to Walk the Sustainability Talk When it Comes to Fashion

If you look at studies exploring consumer attitudes, you find that consumers indeed seem to be more conscious about sustainability and are more…

Is H&M Serious About Making Fashion Sustainable?

A couple of weeks ago, H&M released its 2013 sustainability report. We took a look inside to find out whether the company is…

Can Fast Fashion Really be Sustainable?

“If a positive can be found, it's that Rana Plaza has been a turning point - the 21st Century equivalent of New York's…

Record Number of Non-U.S. Firms Make ‘World’s Most Ethical’ List

A record number of companies based outside the U.S., including H&M, Marks & Spencer, L'OREAL and 35 others from 21 countries and 5…

H&M Makes Commitment to Pay a Fair Living Wage By 2018

H&M announced its commitment to pay garment workers “fair living wage” by 2018.
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5 Lessons from Post-Bangladesh Action

Is fast fashion any more sustainable now due to the new safety plans signed by European and American fashion companies? How far we…

H&M’s Efforts in Bangladesh Show Why We Need Systemic Change in CSR

The efforts of H&M in Bangladesh show that no matter what type of CSR a company is pursuing, whether it’s ethical, altruistic or…

The Missing Ingredient in the Sustainable Consumption Sauce? Excitement!

In their ongoing quest to scale up sustainable consumption and make it the norm rather than the exception companies have managed to identify…

Why Most American Companies Didn’t Sign the Bangladesh Safety Agreement

Why would major European companies sign this agreement while American companies refuse to do so? Are European fashion companies and retailers simply more…