Animals’ welfare is important to us and we are committed to making positive contributions throughout our value chain and the textile industry as a whole. We do not perform animal tests on any of our beauty products and we have strict requirements in place for materials of animal origin such as wool, leather or down.
For many years, we have banned the use of real fur and exotic skins as well as any materials deriving from endangered species. Since 2013, this also includes the use of angora wool.
We are ambitious when it comes to improving animal welfare in our supply chain, from our involvement, to education and training of suppliers and farmers. Our Animal Welfare policy ensures high standards for all animal-derived materials that we use. We work long-term, with the ambition to reach full traceability and only source from good animal husbandry farms.
Collaboration is crucial
Our aim is to not only set high standards for ourselves, but for the entire industry. We have joined forces with organisations such as the Humane Society International (HSI) and the Textile Exchange. Together, we are working to make animal protection a priority in the fashion industry – from ethical sourcing of animal origin fabrics to achieving a global ban on animal testing for beauty products. Simply put; a lot more can be achieved with a collective approach. Learn more about our efforts for an ethical treatment of animals.
“It is exciting to partner with a company that shares our passion for animal protection."
HSI’s CEO Andrew Row
Andrew Row continues: "Working with H&M to end cosmetics animal testing, and improve the lives of animals on farms, will set a high standard for others to follow. It will show that it not only makes good ethical sense to treat animals with kindness and compassion, but it makes good business sense too.”