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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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
Deadly factory disasters in Bangladesh, like this one that took place on April 25 in Savar, have spurred global apparel companies to improve safety.

Multinationals Agree to Safety Accord for Bangladeshi Factories

In the wake of the Rana Plaza factory fire in Bangladesh last month that killed over 1,100 workers in the deadliest industrial accident…
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Will You Pay 10 Cents More Per T-Shirt?

According to an estimate all we need to do to prevent the next tragedy in Bangladesh is to pay extra 10 cents per…
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Lessons Learned From Hyundai’s Failed Suicide Ad

Hyundai's latest ad about a man who tried to commit suicide by inhaling gas fumes in his garage but failed because the Hyundai…

An H&M Panel at Vogue Examines How to Make Fashion More Sustainable

Last week, H&M hosted a panel at Vogue Headquarters in Times Square on the efforts within the fashion industry to become more sustainable.…
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H&M Releases 2012 Sustainability Report

Today H&M released its sustainability report for 2012, outlining the company's progress on textile recycling, water efficiency and organic cotton use.