At H&M Group, we consider the needs of present and future generations, and conduct our business in a way that is economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. This is why we set clear ambitions and bold goals.
Goals and ambition
Our sustainability goals are based, where possible, on the latest science, best practice and knowledge. Collaboration is key and working together will help us achieve these ambitions faster than we could alone. Below is a list of some of our goals and our progress. More detailed information can be found in our Sustainability Disclosure.
- 2030: Reduce absolute scope 1, 2 and 3 CO2e emissions by 56% against a 2019 baseline.*
Progress 2022: 8 % reduction in scope 1 and 2 emissions and 7% reduction in scope 3 emissions.
- 2040: Become net-zero.*
* Both goals have been verified by the Science Based Targets Initiative.
- Design all products for circularity
Progress 2022: We are testing and developing tools and methods to enable this, including our circular product development tool and guide, Circulator, which supports the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s vision for a circular economy for fashion.
Materials and resources
- 2025: 30% of materials sourced for commercial goods to be certified recycled.
Progress 2022: 23%.
- 2030: 100% of materials sourced for commercial goods to be either recycled or other more sustainably sourced.
Progress 2022: 84%.
- 2025: 25% reduction in plastic packaging against a 2018 baseline.
Progress 2022: 44%.
- 2030: Make 100% of packaging from recycled or other more sustainably sourced materials, with a preference for post-consumer recycled materials.
Progress 2022: 85%.
- 2030: 100% of supplier factories are compliant with ZDHC Manufacturing Restricted Substances List.
Progress 2022: 97%.
- 2022: 25 % reduction in production water use (water intensive tier 1 and 2 suppliers) against a 2017 baseline.
Progress 2022: 21%
- 2022: 15% of water recycled out of total production water consumption.
Progress 2022: 21%
In 2022, we set new goals set as part of our Water Strategy 2030, which will we move to reporting against from next year:
- 2025: Reduce absolute total freshwater use by 10 % against a 2022 baseline.
- 2030: Reduce absolute total freshwater use by 30 % against a 2022 baseline.
Fair and equal
- Annual increase in % of supervisors in our tier 1 production supply chain that are female.
Progress: 2022 – 27%, 2021 – 28%, 2020 – 24%.
- Annual increase in % of worker representatives in our tier 1 production supply chain that are female.
Progress: 2022 – 63%, 2021 – 62%, 2020 – 59%.