Use natural resources responsibly
From using cotton to transporting finished garments and lighting our stores, H&M is a consumer of natural resources. We depend on them throughout our value chain to do business and meet the needs of our customers. However, increasing scarcity of some resources globally, like oil and minerals, and regionally, like water or agricultural land, means that access to these vital inputs for our business cannot be taken for granted.
At H&M, we recognise how important it is for all of us to use natural resources responsibly, considering the needs of both present and future generations. Growing scarcity tends to mean rising costs, so resource efficiency will increasingly be seen as a source of competitive advantage in our industry.
To operate as a sustainable business, we are committed to conserving water, soil, air and species. We also try to influence our customers and other stakeholders to help them use natural resources responsibly as well.
A message from our CEO
H&M has defined seven ambitious commitments on sustainability which we work hard every day to achieve.