Clean Clothes Campaign criticises H&M for making "bold claims" about progress on living wage in sustainability report; incl. co comments

Author: Michelle Russell, 13 April 2018, Published on: 16 April 2018

"H&M under fire over living wage claims", 13 April 2018

H&M published its sustainability report today (13 April), outlining the progress it has made on areas such as shifting to a circular model, sustainability innovation and fair living wages. Yet the retailer has come under fire from the Clean Clothes Campaign for making false claims over its commitment to a fair living wage. It is calling on H&M to be more transparent...

A spokesperson for H&M [said] the size and reach of its ambition is the same as in 2013 when the company launched [its living wage] strategy... [and] point[ed] to its collaborations with IndustriALL withing the company's Global Framework Agreement... "[W]e continue to improve our purchasing practices, for instance by further strengthening our long-term commitments to our suppliers, and thereby support suppliers in the progress towards a fair living wage."

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