CSR Report 2005

  • 2006/06/08
Time period
  • January 2005  –  December 2005
  • H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB has outlined the successes and challenges relating to our social and environmental responsibilities in the H&M Corporate Social Responsibility Report for 2005.

    Among highlights of the past year we:

    began monitoring compliance with our code of conduct using the Full Audit Programme (FAP). FAP represents a major shift in how we audit our supply chain and will ensure more comprehensive audits and greater cooperation with suppliers. FAP audit results can be found in the CSR report.

    was accepted as a participating company of the Fair Labor Association. The FLA, which is a multi-stakeholder coalition dedicated to protecting workers’ rights and improving working conditions, will conduct independent external monitoring visits at some of H&M’s suppliers’ factories in China.

    launched our Cleaner Production programme in fabric mills in India and in China. This aims to reduce environmental impacts in the supply chain beyond direct suppliers by focusing on savings on energy, water and chemicals at dyeing mills.

Principles covered
  • Principle 1 - Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights
  • Principle 2 - Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses
  • Principle 3 - Businesses should uphold freedom of association & effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
  • Principle 4 - The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour
  • Principle 5 - The effective abolition of child labour
  • Principle 6 - Eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation
  • Principle 7 - Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
  • Principle 8 - Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
  • Principle 9 - Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies
  • Principle 10 - Businesses should work against all forms of corruption, including extortion and bribery
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