How H&M Will Become a Tastemaker for Sustainable Fashion

by Kate Harrison

In April, H&M hosted a sustainability event at their London showroom. At the reception, they shared the company’s latest sustainability report and the major findings from their sustainability work in 2015. 

H&M is developing a new sustainability strategy with a focus on the circular economy. For the sustainability event, H&M brought together leading innovators and experts with differing perspectives on circularity. Their goal was “to help to set the benchmark not only for the brand, but for the entire fashion industry and beyond.”

H&M Amongst Top 3 Detox Companies According to Greenpeace


Greenpeace has released the Detox Catwalk 2016 report, showing fashion companies’ progress towards zero discharge of hazardous chemicals in the fashion value chain. H&M stands in the best category thanks to our work in the supply chain for a stringent chemicals management.

WWF and H&M Lead the Way for More Sustainable Fashion


Today on World Water Day, conservation organization WWF and fashion retailer H&M are proud to announce a five year global partnership. The new agreement expands the successful partnership from 2013, focusing on water stewardship, to also include climate action and a strategic dialogue related to H&M’s and the fashion industry’s broader sustainability challenges. This marks one more step towards a truly sustainable fashion industry. 

H&M Named as One of the World's Most Ethical Companies in 2016


The World’s Most Ethical Companies program honors companies that excel in three areas – promoting ethical business standards and practices internally, enabling managers and employees to make good choices, and shaping future industry standards by introducing tomorrow’s best practices. H&M has been recognised by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the world’s most ethical companies for the sixth year.

H&M Among the Most Sustainable Companies According to the Global 100 Index


Recently the 2016 iteration of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (Global 100) index was released during the World Economic Forum in Davos. H&M is included in the list for the sixth consecutive year and ranked number 20 overall.

Apparel Company CEOs Call for Strong Climate Deal

Levi Strauss & Co., H&M, Gap Inc., VF Corp. among firms calling for ratchet mechanism, other measures that will ensure tangible pollution reductions
Press Release

December 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Citing droughts, temperature shifts and other impacts that will make apparel production “more difficult and costly,” the CEOs of seven top global apparel companies today issued a statement calling on government leaders to reach a strong climate change agreement here that will stop the growth of greenhouse gas pollution that is causing damaging global warming.

H&M Joins Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the Fourth Year in a Row

H&M has been included to the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index for the first time and the World Index for the fourth consecutive year.
Press Release

September 10, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The index lists the most sustainable companies based on an extensive annual assessment conducted by independent asset managers from the investment specialist RobecoSAM.

Trash Into Treasure: Speedo Partners for Upcycled, Upgraded Swimsuits


Product take back has been a hot sustainability topic for the past year, with brands like H&M, Levi's and even Overstock.com spearheadin

UNICEF and H&M Foster Philanthropy at a Young Age with Unicoin


As younger generations grow up and begin to live their values through voting, purchasing decisions, philanthropy and more, companies, NGOs and governments alike are thinking about how to engage them in social or environmental issues.

Unicoin - The First Currency Dedicated to Good Launched Today

Today, the H&M Conscious Foundation in support of UNICEF presents a new currency to the world - the Unicoin. The initiative aims to enable children to support the right for other children around the world to access learning opportunities from an early age
Press Release

June 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Scientific evidence on brain development shows that the early years of a child’s life - from birth to age 8 years of age - are critical to its ability to learn. Recent advances in neuroscience have improved our understanding of how the brain develops in the first years of life, and a growing body of research has made it increasingly clear that programs that intervene early, especially for the most disadvantaged children, lead to better outcomes for children, their parents and society at large.


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