H&M is one of the largest fashion companies in the world. H&M operates in 43 countries and has 2,629 stores. H&M wants to make more sustainable fashion choices available, affordable and attractive to as many people as possible. Together with partners and millions of customers H&M can bring about massive change. This is why H&M Conscious was created. With seven ambitious commitments at its heart, this is what H&M calls everything the firm does for a more sustainable fashion future. Hundreds of Conscious Actions – big and small, short and long term – that are dedicated to putting these commitments into practice.
-27% of the leather shoes made from leather certified by the Leather Working Group (LWG).
-9,815 interviews with workers at the company’s supplier factories.
-74%of the managers are women
-100% of the electricity to ultimately be sourced from renewable
-95%of the waste handled in the warehouses targeted to be recycled by the end of 2013.
-100% of the paper used in the H&M catalogue bears the EU flower ecolabel.
-150,000 cotton farmers trained in better farming techniques through the Better Cotton Initiative.