Progress on water
As well as being needed for growing cotton, water plays a part in other stages of our products’ lives, including processing fabrics and washing finished products. We want to improve the way we manage water throughout our product life cycles. In June 2008 we signed the CEO Water Mandate, a voluntary initiative from the UN Global Compact. The mandate commits H&M to improve both our own and our suppliers’ water efficiency, improve wastewater quality and report transparently on our progress.