On the contrary, our experience shows that this step incentivises our suppliers for increasingly taking ownership over their sustainability and that it recognizes the progress they make.
This is why we have gone even further now. We now publish our supplier map, that shows the production countries, the factory locations and supplier information. Besides the names and addresses of our direct supplier factories and any subcontracted factories they might use, you can now also find the most important second-tier suppliers. These are fabric and yarn suppliers-to-our-suppliers that are involved in making about 50% of all products within the H&M Group.
We hope that this step will further contribute to increased transparency and sustainability in our entire industry.