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H&M Sustainability Report 2013 Among the Best in the World

The H&M Sustainability Report 2013 gained significant distinction at the annual Corporate Responsibility Reporting Awards (CRRA’15).
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June 10, 2015 /3BL Media/ - These awards recognise the very best in corporate responsibility reporting across nine categories, and are the only independent, global annual awards in this field.

The H&M Sustainability Report 2013 achieved the 5th place for the best global report in the ‘Best Report’ category. Besides Nike, H&M is the only company from the apparel industry represented in the top 10. In the ‘Creativity in Communications’ category H&M came in second with only Coca Cola ahead.

H&M Conscious Foundation Supports Earthquake Victims in Nepal

H&M Conscious Foundation has decided to donate 100,000 USD to support the organization Save the Children in their work to help the victims of the earthquake in Nepal.
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Thousands of people have lost their lives in the recent earthquake in Nepal. It has caused extensive damage and collapsed buildings leaving many in need of shelter, food and water. Our thoughts go to the people affected.

Save the Children is working on site with the rescue work and is supporting the affected children and their families. The funding from Conscious Foundation will be directed towards shelter, child protection, education, water and hygiene. Health and nutrition will also be part of the support in the affected areas.

H&M Among the Leading Green Power Users in the U.S.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes H&M for leading green power use and for reducing carbon footprint
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H&M appears as No. 32 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA's) National Top 100 list of the largest green power users. H&M is using nearly 172 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, which is enough green power to meet 100 percent of the organization's electricity use. This demonstrates a proactive choice to switch away from traditional sources of electricity generation and support cleaner renewable energy alternatives.

H&M Continues Proactive Work with Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh

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On April 24, two years have passed since the tragic Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh. H&M never had any production at any of the factories situated in Rana Plaza, however we continue our long-term commitment to fire and building safety initiatives in Bangladesh, as these questions are very important to us.

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On April 24, two years have passed since the tragic Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh. H&M never had any production at any of the factories situated in Rana Plaza, however we continue our long-term commitment to fire and building safety initiatives in Bangladesh, as these questions are very important to us.

Closing the Loop on Fashion: H&M’s Textile Recycling Initiative

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As companies innovate for a better future, many are discovering that to be truly sustainable, they must redefine how they do business and push the boundaries of what was ever thought possible. And that's exactly how a fast-fashion brand entered the textile-to-textile recycling space.

VIDEO: H&M Conscious Actions Highlights 2014

Check out some of our most significant conscious actions highlights for 2014
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The entire report and a summary of its highlights are available to read and download at www.hm.com/consciousactions2014

VIDEO: H&M Water Stewardship

From the 2014 H&M Sustainability Report
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Making great fashion can require a lot of resources. Growing cotton, dyeing fabrics and washing our clothes all require significant water use. But natural resources aren’t endless.

Our planet is facing scarcity issues and according to the UN, the world will need 50% more food, 45% more energy and 30% more water by 2030. So we need to consider both present and future generations. And using resources efficiently makes long-term business sense and will increasingly provide opportunities for competitive advantage.

VIDEO: H&M Closing the Loop

From the 2014 H&M Sustainability Report
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We strive to reduce, reuse and recycle wherever we can. Our biggest concerns is that too much fashion ends up in landfill. That’s why we teamed up with I:Collect and created a the first global garment take back system.

You can drop any unwanted clothes at H&M and we give them a new life. The goal is to create a closed loop where unwanted garments are recycled into new creations. Currently we can blend in about 20% recycled fibers without any loss of quality or longevity.

VIDEO: H&M Fair Living Wage

From the 2014 H&M Sustainability Report
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It is not a question for us to have suppliers in emerging markets. It’s a matter of how we do it.

We need to be a good partner ourselves. Our standards are high and we reward sustainability performance with better business. We work hard to ensure better livelihood and positive development in the communities where we operate.

Many of these challenges can’t be solved by one organisation alone. So we work with several partners to ensure lasting and systemic change.

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