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Company Response

15 Feb 2016

Author:
H&M

H&M Response

We take a positive view on wage increases and we want suppliers to pay their employees a fair living wage. As mentioned in the report, we have developed a Fair Living Wage strategy that involves not only buyers but also suppliers, factory employees and governments. It has been drawn up in consultation with global trade unions, suppliers and non-profit organizations. Our approach is that wages should be negotiated between the parties on the labour market. Our initial goal is that all our strategic suppliers should have pay structures allowing fair living wages in place by 2018. Implementation and scaling up is progressing with 68 factories during 2015 and additional 80 factories during 2016.