H&M ranks the highest on the 2020 Fashion Transparency Index which measures how much companies openly disclose about their suppliers, supply chain policies and practices and their social and environmental impact.
More successes are shown in H&M’s 2019 Sustainability Report such as:
- H&M pays a higher average wage than the legal minimum.
- Inclusion & diversity employment data show an increase in the percentage of women employees, overall, as well as at Board level. Yet, the percentage of women managers slightly decreased compared to 2018.
- Status of rolling out Layers (H&M’s comprehensive training programme on inclusion and diversity that seeks to raise employee awareness as well as encourage goal setting and actions). Approximately 3,600 staff have been trained since the training was launched in March 2018.
- In the 2019 annual H&M Group employee engagement survey, 82% confirmed the statement “I am treated with respect and dignity.”
- H&M reported that the project We Care initiative has helped create 558 jobs for social entrepreneurs in Africa and India in its first pilot year.
Monki – a storytelling brand of H&M – aims empower young women by allowing them to express themselves and tell their stories. The platform offers consumers the chance to share their styles and form a community. Recent initiatives include collaborating with O-zine, the first LGBTQIA+ online magazine in Russia, to publish their International Women’s Day special.