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“If H&M hasn’t managed to rebrand itself as an ethical fashion company, it’s not for want of trying. Say what you want about disposable fashion’s rapid-fire turnovers, rueful longevity, and dismal human-rights record, the Swedish retailer conveys a certain earnestness through the pages of its latest sustainability report, which ranks among its achievements the historic move of publishing a list of its supplier factories. Page through our slideshow for some of the choicest excerpts, including the milestones that CEO Karl-Johan Persson considers the company’s “biggest steps” in 2012.”
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H&M published its eleventh Conscious Actions Sustainability Report. Highlights from the report for 2012 are:
– H&M is the first fashion retailer in the world to launch a global system to collect old clothes and help them to a new life.
– H&M is the number one user of organic cotton in the world – again.
– H&M raised the support for higher wages and yearly wage reviews for garment workers during personal meeting between Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, and CEO of H&M, Karl-Johan Persson.
-Launch of a cutting edge global water stewardship with WWF which is a game changer in the fashion industry taking the whole supply chain into account.
Read the full Sustainability Report here for 2012: http://about.hm.com/AboutSection/en/news/newsroom/news.html/content/hm/NewsroomSection/en/NewsRoom/NewsroomDetails/hm-releases-the-sustainability-report-2012.html.