- All 553 of our textile and leather suppliers enrolled in the ZDHC programme, achieving 99.9% ZDHC MRSL compliance for wastewater and 88% compliance for chemical inputs.
- To lead change in our industry, we successfully phased out the solvent DMFa from synthetic leather products.
- We set a strategy to phase out potassium permanganate (commonly used to distress denim) by 2023, identified safer alternatives using screened chemistry and advocated for the substance to be restricted at industry level.
- We joined ChemSec to call for the end of use of toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFAS, used to make water and dirt repellent products).
H&M Group has strict restrictions on the use of chemicals and has been at the forefront of eliminating hazardous chemicals from production. Discover the key milestones in our journey towards Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals.