Circularity & climate

Our ambition is to achieve net-zero CO2e emissions by 2040 and to have a net positive impact on biodiversity. Becoming circular throughout our business is key to achieving these aims. How we make and use our products directly affects our carbon and water footprints and our impact on nature.

Collect, recirculate and recycle

Collecting, recirculating and recycling prolongs the life of garments and fibres, and saves the energy and resources used to make something new. Currently, less than one percent of the material used to make clothing is recycled into…
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Climate

The science is clear – global temperature rise must be kept to 1.5°C – and as a global fashion company we have to act. Degrees matter A total of 196 countries have agreed that we need to…
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Biodiversity

Biodiversity is all the different kinds of life on our planet. These species and organisms work together to support everything we need to survive, and to build a resilient business. But fashion impacts biodiversity at every stage…
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Circularity

At H&M Group, we are working hard to reduce our climate impact. To do this, we need to become a circular business, maximising the value of products and resources by reusing and repairing them as much as…
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Materials

The fashion industry depends heavily on natural resources. While the environmental impacts associated with fabric and textile processing can be harmful to nature, there are fabrics that leave a lighter footprint. We make every effort to source…
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Buildings

We want to build and operate our stores, distribution centres and offices in a circular way, prioritising resilience and protecting natural resources. To do this, we’ve created a Circular Built Environment Strategy through collaboration with the Ellen…
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Animal welfare

Animal welfare is important to us, and no animals should be harmed in the making of our products. We have a long-standing commitment to improving animal welfare across our global supply chains and we are working to…
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