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  • Overall approach
    4/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
      Commodity-specific commitment - commitment that does not apply to all of the commodities the company is exposed to
      0/4
      Do they have a commitment for other non-Forest 500 commodities, if so which?:

      Commodities (if applicable): Leather; Timber
      H&M commit to the following in their leather and timber - "H&M group commit to have zero deforestation in our leather supply chain by end of 2025." [...] "H&M group commit to have zero deforestation in our wood supply chain by end of 2025." 
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: UN Global Compact; Other initiative

      If Other Initiative, specify:: Canopy
      "UN Global Compact and CEO Water Mandate. We are signatories to the UN Global Compact. Our annual sustainability reporting serves as our Communication on Progress for the UN Global Compact and CEO Water Mandate."
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "The International Platform for Insetting — a collaborative organisation for businesses implementing insetting projects. These are activities such as regenerative agriculture and agroforestry, that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase carbon storage while creating positive impacts for communities, landscapes and ecosystems." 
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      2/2
      Yes
      2/2
      Which method is used to calculate the GHG emissions arising from land use change?: not disclosed

      What is the total volume of GHG emissions arising from land use change?: 1,500,000 tonnes
      "H&M Group currently emits 18 million tonnes of carbon emissions a year. Raw materials account for 8-9 per cent of these emissions. These emissions come from land use and the way farmers treat the soil as well as the energy used when chemical companies produce and transport pesticides and fertilisers."
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Yes
      0/0
      Type of climate target: Other or unclear

      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2030
      "Reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 40% by 2030, from a 2017 baseline — confirmed by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to be consistent with reductions required to keep warming to well below 2°."
  • Commodity score
    14/88
    • Leather
      12/88
      • Commitment Strength
        7/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/11
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            Do they have a deforestation commitment covering animal feed?: No
            "H&M group commit to have zero deforestation in our leather supply chain by end of 2025 [...] H&M group does not want to contribute to deforestation of the Amazon rainforest. Therefore, we do not allow leather from Brazil [...] All tanneries in our supply chain must comply with our Sustainability commitment"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "H&M group commit to have zero deforestation in our leather supply chain by end of 2025 [...] H&M group does not want to contribute to deforestation of the Amazon rainforest. Therefore, we do not allow leather from Brazil [...] All tanneries in our supply chain must comply with our Sustainability commitment"
          • Target date
            2025
            0.5/1
            Target date
            2025
            0.5/1
            "H&M group commit to have zero deforestation in our leather supply chain by end of 2025 [...] H&M group does not want to contribute to deforestation of the Amazon rainforest. Therefore, we do not allow leather from Brazil [...] All tanneries in our supply chain must comply with our Sustainability commitment"
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        0/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 0 not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 0 not specified

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 0 not specified

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not specified
          "We monitor compliance with our requirements using a system of risk-based audits and our Sustainable Impact PartnershipProgramme (SIPP). The programme gives us deeper insight into performance than audits alone, creating a positive feedback loop to empower constant improvement. We’ve been using SIPP since 2016, continuously expanding coverage to include more levels of our supply chain. SIPP includes:—Minimum requirements. Audits for new suppliers and ongoing follow-up checks.—Self-assessment and validation. Self-reporting through assessment tools including the Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s(SAC) Higg Facility Environmental Module (FEM) and Higg Facility Social and Labor Module (FSLM). Confirmation of self-assessment results ranges from desktop validation to third-party verification as needed."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: non-compliance with sustainability policies and standards

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: corrective action plan 
          "We’ve been using SIPP since 2016, continuously expanding coverage to include more levels of our supply chain. SIPP includes:—Dealing with incidents. Logging and investigating potential problems or incidents. Following up confirmed cases of minimum requirement non-compliance with a Letter of Concern and a corrective action plan"
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      16/88
      • Commitment Strength
        9/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          4/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC

            Other certification scheme: FSC Certification
            "We are working with our supply-chain partners to eliminate all sourcing from producers that present a high-level risk of sourcing from ancient and endangered forests. Our goal is to by the end of 2025, only have fibres in our products that originates from FSC certified forests, recycled origin or are made of other fibre alternatives such as agricultural residues. This is in addition to the requirement that our man-made cellulosic producers must be verified as low risk by the CanopyStyle audit. [...] Our goal is to by the end of 2025, only have MMC fibres in our products that originate from FSC-certified forests. This is part of our commitment to zero deforestation in our supply chain by end of 2025."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: Only applies to cellulose fibers and not packaging 

            If no, what is excluded?: Segment
            "We are working with our supply-chain partners to eliminate all sourcing from producers that present a high-level risk of sourcing from ancient and endangered forests. Our goal is to by the end of 2025, only have fibres in our products that originates from FSC certified forests, recycled origin or are made of other fibre alternatives such as agricultural residues. This is in addition to the requirement that our man-made cellulosic producers must be verified as low risk by the CanopyStyle audit. [...] Our goal is to by the end of 2025, only have MMC fibres in our products that originate from FSC-certified forests. This is part of our commitment to zero deforestation in our supply chain by end of 2025."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            "We are working with our supply-chain partners to eliminate all sourcing from producers that present a high-level risk of sourcing from ancient and endangered forests. Our goal is to by the end of 2025, only have fibres in our products that originates from FSC certified forests, recycled origin or are made of other fibre alternatives such as agricultural residues. This is in addition to the requirement that our man-made cellulosic producers must be verified as low risk by the CanopyStyle audit. [...] Our goal is to by the end of 2025, only have MMC fibres in our products that originate from FSC-certified forests. This is part of our commitment to zero deforestation in our supply chain by end of 2025."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: Recycled content; Reduction of material inputs
            "MAN-MADE CELLULOSIC FIBER [...] By the end of 2025, all H&M group’s man-made cellulosic fiber will be sourced from either; 1) recycled sources; 2) agricultural residues, or; 3) from FSC certified forests. H&M will prioritize the use of recycled fibers or fibers from agricultural residues.  [...] By the end of 2025, all H&M group’s man-made cellulosic fiber will be sourced from either; 1) recycled sources; 2) agricultural residues, or; 3) from FSC certified forests. H&M will prioritize the use of recycled fibers or fibers from agricultural residues. *Recycled content certified to a recycled standard (e.g. Global Recycled Standard or Recycled Claim Standard)" [...] "Prioritising innovative packaging design to reduce the amount of material needed"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "MAN-MADE CELLULOSIC FIBER [...] By the end of 2025, all H&M group’s man-made cellulosic fiber will be sourced from either; 1) recycled sources; 2) agricultural residues, or; 3) from FSC certified forests. H&M will prioritize the use of recycled fibers or fibers from agricultural residues.  [...] By the end of 2025, all H&M group’s man-made cellulosic fiber will be sourced from either; 1) recycled sources; 2) agricultural residues, or; 3) from FSC certified forests. H&M will prioritize the use of recycled fibers or fibers from agricultural residues. *Recycled content certified to a recycled standard (e.g. Global Recycled Standard or Recycled Claim Standard)" [...] "Prioritising innovative packaging design to reduce the amount of material needed"
          • Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            "MAN-MADE CELLULOSIC FIBER [...] By the end of 2025, all H&M group’s man-made cellulosic fiber will be sourced from either; 1) recycled sources; 2) agricultural residues, or; 3) from FSC certified forests. H&M will prioritize the use of recycled fibers or fibers from agricultural residues.  [...] By the end of 2025, all H&M group’s man-made cellulosic fiber will be sourced from either; 1) recycled sources; 2) agricultural residues, or; 3) from FSC certified forests. H&M will prioritize the use of recycled fibers or fibers from agricultural residues. *Recycled content certified to a recycled standard (e.g. Global Recycled Standard or Recycled Claim Standard)" [...] "Prioritising innovative packaging design to reduce the amount of material needed"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2020
            "MAN-MADE CELLULOSIC FIBER [...] By the end of 2025, all H&M group’s man-made cellulosic fiber will be sourced from either; 1) recycled sources; 2) agricultural residues, or; 3) from FSC certified forests. H&M will prioritize the use of recycled fibers or fibers from agricultural residues.  [...] By the end of 2025, all H&M group’s man-made cellulosic fiber will be sourced from either; 1) recycled sources; 2) agricultural residues, or; 3) from FSC certified forests. H&M will prioritize the use of recycled fibers or fibers from agricultural residues. *Recycled content certified to a recycled standard (e.g. Global Recycled Standard or Recycled Claim Standard)" [...] "Prioritising innovative packaging design to reduce the amount of material needed [...] From 2020, H&M will put in place a preference for purchasing man-made cellulosic with a minimum of 50% of innovative fibre sources, such as recycled sources*** and agricultural residues." 
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        4/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "H&M Group Pack4Good Position Statement  - Request that our suppliers recognize, respect and uphold human rights and acknowledge the right of Indigenous People and rural communities to give or withhold their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC). "
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        3/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism
          "We monitor compliance with our requirements using a system of risk-based audits and our Sustainable Impact PartnershipProgramme (SIPP). The programme gives us deeper insight into performance than audits alone, creating a positive feedback loop to empower constant improvement. We’ve been using SIPP since 2016, continuously expanding coverage to include more levels of our supply chain. SIPP includes:—Minimum requirements. Audits for new suppliers and ongoing follow-up checks.—Self-assessment and validation. Self-reporting through assessment tools including the Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s(SAC) Higg Facility Environmental Module (FEM) and Higg Facility Social and Labor Module (FSLM). Confirmation of self-assessment results ranges from desktop validation to third-party verification as needed."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: non-compliance with sustainability policies and standards

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Palm oil *
      14/88
      • Commitment Strength
        10/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          4/8
          • Commitment details
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "For all bio-based materials made from traditional food crops, H&M group requires that the raw material is independently certified to a credible standard* or in other ways verified as being of lower risk from a social, environmental, and land use perspective. H&M group only accept RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm oil) certified** palm oil to be used in our products containing palm oil. For derivatives used in our cosmetic products, H&M group buys RSPO credits to contribute to the development of a more sustainable palm oil production." 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "For all bio-based materials made from traditional food crops, H&M group requires that the raw material is independently certified to a credible standard* or in other ways verified as being of lower risk from a social, environmental, and land use perspective. H&M group only accept RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm oil) certified** palm oil to be used in our products containing palm oil. For derivatives used in our cosmetic products, H&M group buys RSPO credits to contribute to the development of a more sustainable palm oil production." 
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "For all bio-based materials made from traditional food crops, H&M group requires that the raw material is independently certified to a credible standard* or in other ways verified as being of lower risk from a social, environmental, and land use perspective. H&M group only accept RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm oil) certified** palm oil to be used in our products containing palm oil. For derivatives used in our cosmetic products, H&M group buys RSPO credits to contribute to the development of a more sustainable palm oil production." 
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "For all bio-based materials made from traditional food crops, H&M group requires that the raw material is independently certified to a credible standard* or in other ways verified as being of lower risk from a social, environmental, and land use perspective. H&M group only accept RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm oil) certified** palm oil to be used in our products containing palm oil. For derivatives used in our cosmetic products, H&M group buys RSPO credits to contribute to the development of a more sustainable palm oil production." 
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "For all bio-based materials made from traditional food crops, H&M group requires that the raw material is independently certified to a credible standard* or in other ways verified as being of lower risk from a social, environmental, and land use perspective. H&M group only accept RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm oil) certified** palm oil to be used in our products containing palm oil. For derivatives used in our cosmetic products, H&M group buys RSPO credits to contribute to the development of a more sustainable palm oil production." 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "For all bio-based materials made from traditional food crops, H&M group requires that the raw material is independently certified to a credible standard* or in other ways verified as being of lower risk from a social, environmental, and land use perspective. H&M group only accept RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm oil) certified** palm oil to be used in our products containing palm oil. For derivatives used in our cosmetic products, H&M group buys RSPO credits to contribute to the development of a more sustainable palm oil production." 
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "For all bio-based materials made from traditional food crops, H&M group requires that the raw material is independently certified to a credible standard* or in other ways verified as being of lower risk from a social, environmental, and land use perspective. H&M group only accept RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm oil) certified** palm oil to be used in our products containing palm oil. For derivatives used in our cosmetic products, H&M group buys RSPO credits to contribute to the development of a more sustainable palm oil production." 
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "For all bio-based materials made from traditional food crops, H&M group requires that the raw material is independently certified to a credible standard* or in other ways verified as being of lower risk from a social, environmental, and land use perspective. H&M group only accept RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm oil) certified** palm oil to be used in our products containing palm oil. For derivatives used in our cosmetic products, H&M group buys RSPO credits to contribute to the development of a more sustainable palm oil production." 
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        0/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not specified

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 0 not specified

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 0 not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 0 not specified
          "We monitor compliance with our requirements using a system of risk-based audits and our Sustainable Impact PartnershipProgramme (SIPP). The programme gives us deeper insight into performance than audits alone, creating a positive feedback loop to empower constant improvement. We’ve been using SIPP since 2016, continuously expanding coverage to include more levels of our supply chain. SIPP includes:—Minimum requirements. Audits for new suppliers and ongoing follow-up checks.—Self-assessment and validation. Self-reporting through assessment tools including the Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s(SAC) Higg Facility Environmental Module (FEM) and Higg Facility Social and Labor Module (FSLM). Confirmation of self-assessment results ranges from desktop validation to third-party verification as needed."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: non-compliance with sustainability policies and standards

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: corrective action plan 
          "We’ve been using SIPP since 2016, continuously expanding coverage to include more levels of our supply chain. SIPP includes:—Dealing with incidents. Logging and investigating potential problems or incidents. Following up confirmed cases of minimum requirement non-compliance with a Letter of Concern and a corrective action plan"
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy *
      10/88
      • Commitment Strength
        6/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/11
          • Commitment details
            Credible certification scheme
            2.7/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Credible certification scheme
            2.7/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: RTRS

            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also explicitly apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No
            "For all bio-based materials made from traditional food crops, H&M group requires that the raw material is independently certified to a credible standard* or in other ways verified as being of lower risk from a social, environmental, and land use perspective. [...]  Currently, accepted standards are; [...] Roundtable of Responsible Soy (RTRS)"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "For all bio-based materials made from traditional food crops, H&M group requires that the raw material is independently certified to a credible standard* or in other ways verified as being of lower risk from a social, environmental, and land use perspective. [...]  Currently, accepted standards are; [...] Roundtable of Responsible Soy (RTRS)"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            "For all bio-based materials made from traditional food crops, H&M group requires that the raw material is independently certified to a credible standard* or in other ways verified as being of lower risk from a social, environmental, and land use perspective. [...]  Currently, accepted standards are; [...] Roundtable of Responsible Soy (RTRS)"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            "For all bio-based materials made from traditional food crops, H&M group requires that the raw material is independently certified to a credible standard* or in other ways verified as being of lower risk from a social, environmental, and land use perspective. [...]  Currently, accepted standards are; [...] Roundtable of Responsible Soy (RTRS)"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        0/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 0 not specified

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 0 not specified

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not specified

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 0 not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism
          "We monitor compliance with our requirements using a system of risk-based audits and our Sustainable Impact PartnershipProgramme (SIPP). The programme gives us deeper insight into performance than audits alone, creating a positive feedback loop to empower constant improvement. We’ve been using SIPP since 2016, continuously expanding coverage to include more levels of our supply chain. SIPP includes:—Minimum requirements. Audits for new suppliers and ongoing follow-up checks.—Self-assessment and validation. Self-reporting through assessment tools including the Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s(SAC) Higg Facility Environmental Module (FEM) and Higg Facility Social and Labor Module (FSLM). Confirmation of self-assessment results ranges from desktop validation to third-party verification as needed."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: non-compliance with sustainability policies and standards

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: corrective action plan 
          "We’ve been using SIPP since 2016, continuously expanding coverage to include more levels of our supply chain. SIPP includes:—Dealing with incidents. Logging and investigating potential problems or incidents. Following up confirmed cases of minimum requirement non-compliance with a Letter of Concern and a corrective action plan"
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Timber *
      16/88
      • Commitment Strength
        7/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/11
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            "For wood originating from countries with tropical rainforest or ancient and/or endangered forests, H&M group require the wood to be certified under the FSC Chain of Custody standard. We commit to have zero deforestation in our supply chain by end of 2025."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "For wood originating from countries with tropical rainforest or ancient and/or endangered forests, H&M group require the wood to be certified under the FSC Chain of Custody standard. We commit to have zero deforestation in our supply chain by end of 2025."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.5/1
            Target date
            2025
            0.5/1
            "For wood originating from countries with tropical rainforest or ancient and/or endangered forests, H&M group require the wood to be certified under the FSC Chain of Custody standard. We commit to have zero deforestation in our supply chain by end of 2025."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            "For wood originating from countries with tropical rainforest or ancient and/or endangered forests, H&M group require the wood to be certified under the FSC Chain of Custody standard. We commit to have zero deforestation in our supply chain by end of 2025."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        0/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        8/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            "Progress: wood-based & MMC fibres —We finalised our MMC Fibres Roadmap, which describes how we’ll achieve our 2025 goal (see page 38). —We achieved our interim 2020 goals: – 100% of our MMC fibres were sourced from low-risk suppliers, according to Canopy’s Hot Button Report. 4 – All our MMC fibre producers were disclosed in our supplier list."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC
            "For wood originating from countries with tropical rainforest or ancient and/or endangered forests, H&M group require the wood to be certified under the FSC Chain of Custody standard. We commit to have zero deforestation in our supply chain by end of 2025."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 0 not specified

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 0 not specified

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not specified

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 0 not specified
          "We monitor compliance with our requirements using a system of risk-based audits and our Sustainable Impact PartnershipProgramme (SIPP). The programme gives us deeper insight into performance than audits alone, creating a positive feedback loop to empower constant improvement. We’ve been using SIPP since 2016, continuously expanding coverage to include more levels of our supply chain. SIPP includes:—Minimum requirements. Audits for new suppliers and ongoing follow-up checks.—Self-assessment and validation. Self-reporting through assessment tools including the Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s(SAC) Higg Facility Environmental Module (FEM) and Higg Facility Social and Labor Module (FSLM). Confirmation of self-assessment results ranges from desktop validation to third-party verification as needed."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: corrective action plan 

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: non-compliance with sustainability policies and standards
          "We’ve been using SIPP since 2016, continuously expanding coverage to include more levels of our supply chain. SIPP includes:—Dealing with incidents. Logging and investigating potential problems or incidents. Following up confirmed cases of minimum requirement non-compliance with a Letter of Concern and a corrective action plan"
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    8/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    4/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    1/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Hennes & Mauritz is a Swedish clothing company. It is mainly known through its own brand H&M, but it also has other brands such as Monki, Weekday, and Cheap Monday in its portfolio. H&M has over 4000 stores in more than 60 countries, and is one of the biggest clothing retailers in the world. Many of its products are made using cellulose or leather. H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB is selected as a powerbroker for leather and pulp & paper.

Sector
Industry sector 
Accessories & luggage, Apparel & footwear
Segments
Manufacturer, Retailer
HQ
HQ 
Sweden
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

H&M, COS, Weekday, Monki, H&M Home, ARKET, Afound

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