How we report

We are committed to transparent reporting on the progress we make towards achieving our sustainability strategy.

Scope and data 2022

Clear and transparent reporting is vital for creating accountability and monitoring our performance. We continue to integrate our financial and sustainability reporting while increasing levels of disclosure across a range of channels, to meet the diverse needs of our different stakeholders and external reporting requirements. We’re committed to openly sharing our progress based on the best available data, and to improving our level of disclosure each year.

Every year, H&M Group produces a sustainability performance report that discloses sustainability policies, targets, strategy, programmes and performance data for the global group operations of H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB (also called H&M Group in this report).

Our 2022 reporting comprises eight H&M Group brands (H&M, COS, Weekday, Monki, H&M HOME, & Other Stories, ARKET and Afound), in addition to subsidiaries that are either wholly or partially owned during the financial year from 1 December 2021 to 30 November 2022, unless declared otherwise. Find a full list of entities in our Annual and Sustainability Report 2022.

We have further integrated our reporting to meet an increasing number of sustainability disclosure requirements. This Sustainability Disclosure complements our Annual and Sustainability Report, which includes our Corporate Governance Report, Statutory Sustainability Report and Financial reports. Supporting web content and reporting indexes provide additional information.

We continue to improve how we calculate and compare our scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG-emissions data. Read more about how we calculate our emissions. 


  • Global Reporting Initative (GRI). This report is prepared in accordance with the revised Universal GRI Standards. Download our  GRI Index 2022. 
  • UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework.  In 2015, we became one of the first companies to report on human rights in line with the UNGP Reporting Framework. We conduct regular reviews of salient human rights issues in our materiality assessment. 
  • Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). Our risk assessments are aligned with the TCFD recommendations. Find further information in ourAnnual and Sustainability report.   
  • UN Global Compact and CEO Water Mandate. We are signatories to the UN Global Compact. Our annual sustainability reporting acts as our Communication on Progress for the UN Global Compact and CEO Water Mandate. We will disclose using the new UN Global Compact digital reporting system from 2023 onwards.
  • Modern Slavery Act. We report in line with regulatory frameworks such as the UK Modern Slavery Act. See our Modern Slavery Statement.
  • Greater legislative attention on businesses’ human rights commitments and due diligence is creating a growing assortment of reporting requirements. We report in accordance with relevant legislation, including policies developed by the European Union, Germany, Norway and the UK.

Our website offers more information on how we report and our material issues. This includes our process for identifying and updating the most material topics and their boundaries.