Indexes & rankings

Indexes and rankings

H&M group is constituent to an number of sustainability indexes and listed in various independent rankings.  See here where we stand in indexes and rankings.

Dow Jones Sustainability Index

For the 6th year in a row, H&M has been included to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, listing only the most sustainable companies. Behind this is an extensive months-long assessment conducted by the independent Switzerland-based analysts at RobecoSAM, looking at data, policies and management systems across economic, social and environmental criteria.

In several categories, H&M group reached the highest scores of all assessed companies in our industry, as well as the highest possible score in the assessment (100): Quality & Recal Management (100), Social Reporting (100), Environmental Reporting (100) and Supply chain Management (92 = best score in our industry).

In almost all other categories, H&M group scored usually way beyond the industry average.

FTSE4Good Index

The H&M group has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria and has satisfied requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. Created by the global index company FTSE Group, FTSE4Good is an equity index series that is designed to facilitate investment in companies that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility standards. Companies in the FTSE4Good Index Series have met stringent social and environmental criteria and are positioned to capitalize on the benefits of responsible business practices.

Global Compact 100 stock index

The H&M group is included in the Global Compact 100 stock index, developed by Sustainalytics. It is composed of a representative group of Global Compact companies, selected based on implementation of the ten principles and evidence of executive leadership commitment and consistent base-line profitability. The index suggests that companies exhibiting enhanced environmental, social and governance (ESG) have the potential to perform better in financial markets over time.

Global 100 index

The H&M group is listed in the Global 100 index of the most sustainable corporations in the world since 2008. In the 2017 index, we were ranked place 54 and as the only company in our category (specialty retail).This annual project is initiated by Corporate Knights with the aim was to highlight the global corporations which have been most proactive in managing environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Launched in 2005, the annual Global 100 is announced each year during the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Newsweek Green Ranking

The H&M group is listed in the Newsweek Green Ranking among the 500 most sustainable companies in the world (2016: rank 63). The ranking is annually produced by the magazine Newsweek in collaboration with leading environmental research organisations.

SIGWATCH – most praised company in the world by activists

Out of all companies in the world, H&M group was the most frequently praised one by NGOs and activists in 2017. This is the finding of a study published by SIGWATCH, the world market leader in analysis of NGO and activist campaigns.  

Sustainable Cotton Ranking

In October 2017, H&M group was ranked into the category “Leading the way” by Sustainable Cotton Ranking, a collaboration between Solidaridad, WWF and Pesticide Action Network UK.

Textile Exchange Preferred Fiber & Materials Report

H&M group is part of Textile Exchanges yearly published report ranking users of sustainable materials, such as organic cotton and recycled polyester, in terms of volume and growth.

The Business of Fashion – the Best Companies to work for in fashion 2017

The Business of Fashion surveyed over 2,600 industry professionals, representing more than 190 leading fashion companies from around the world. H&M was listed as one of the industry’s 16 leading employers in 2017, achieving a strong baseline performance across Rewards & Benefits, Leadership & Development and Culture and Working Environment.

CEO Message

CEO Karl-Johan Persson gives his views and opinion on our latest sustainability performance.

Memberships & Collaborations

Various organisations and iniatives helps us to facilitate collaboration, learn and enhance the credibility of our sustainability work.

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