Vision & policy

Vision & policy

Our sustainability vision: H&M’s business operations aim to be run in a way that is economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. By sustainable, we mean that the needs of both present and future generations must be fulfilled.

H&M’s business concept is to offer fashion and quality at the best price in a sustainable way. Quality includes ensuring that products are manufactured in a way that is environmentally and socially sustainable.

Like all H&M’s activities, our sustainability work is based on a drive for continuous improvement. We have a responsibility towards everyone who contributes to our success, including those who are not employees of H&M. That is why we work closely with our suppliers to develop sustainable social and environmental standards in the factories that manufacture H&M’s products.

We have to ensure that our employees’ human rights are not violated, and the same applies to employees of our suppliers and other co-operation partners, and to our customers. We apply the precautionary principle in our environmental work and have adopted a preventative approach with the substitution of hazardous chemicals.

We strive to use resources as efficiently as possible and to minimise waste. By adopting new technologies and methods, we can work preventatively to minimise our environmental footprint through improved production processes and our choice of materials.

Like all H&M’s activities, our sustainability work is based on a drive for continuous improvement.

We must continuously review the company’s goals and strategies to reduce the company’s climate impact.

Our decisions are based on careful consideration, where shorter or longer-term environmental benefits are weighed up in order to ensure that we choose solutions that are sustainable in the long term. We want to be a good global citizen and act responsibly in our business relations. We take a clear stand against all forms of corruption. We engage in dialogue with all our various stakeholders to build trust in our operations within the environment we rely on for our long-term success.

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