I am convinced that brands placing sustainability at their core will be better prepared to meet the evolving requirements of customers and legislators, as well as making vital contributions to a better future for the people and the planet.”
Head of Sustainability, H&M Group
Committed to sustainability reporting
Complementing the Annual and Sustainability Report, the Sustainability Disclosure 2022 provides additional details about the strategy, goals, performance data and policies related to our sustainability work in the past year.
We have a two-decade-long history of reporting our progress on sustainability. We believe that transparency is key to driving sustainable change across our industry – it creates both comparability and accountability, and it empowers customers and businesses alike to make better-informed decisions and choices.
Our intention is, and continues to be, to openly share our progress based on the best available data, and to improve our level of disclosure each year.
Key sustainability figures 2022
absolute reduction in scope 3 GHG emissions 1,2 and 8% absolute reduction in scope 1 & 2 GHG emissions3, compared with 2019 baseline
Launched a new
and reduced relative water consumption per product by 38% compared to a 2017 baseline4
recycled or other more sustainably sourced materials in our commercial goods
of our tier 1 supplier factories have trade union representation (37% in 2021) and 34% have collective bargaining agreements in place (27% in 2021), despite the challenges faced by unions
Reached more than
supply chain workers with activities and training on gender-based violence and sexual harassment (GBVH)
absolute reduction of plastic packaging compared to 2018 baseline, achieving our plastic reduction target ahead of time
recycled materials in our commercial goods, up from 18% in 2021 and taking us closer to our goal of 30% by 2025
to community investment initiatives, reaching 745,517 beneficiaries
- Excluding use-phase emissions
- Compared to last year this is a decrease of 248 kilotonnes driven by decreased stock-in-trade as well as increased energy efficiency, share of renewable energy, and share of recycled material
- Compared to last year this is an increase of 9,270 tonnes CO2e, which is primarily due to us not procuring renewable energy certificates in Russia as we wind down our business in the country, and to some degree sourcing challenges in a few other markets
- Driven by a 21% water recycling rate and 21% improvement in relative water efficiency
Our brands’ sustainability initiatives
Our brands continuously work on incorporating and testing out new innovative initiatives on customer level. Here are a few from the past year we’re especially proud of.
Recycled and reused materials
Giving garments a longer life
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