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H&M named as one of the world’s most ethical companies

H&M has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the world’s most ethical companies for the seventh year in a row.

13 Mar, 2017

“It’s a great honour for H&M to be named one of the world’s most ethical companies. Our commitment to be ethical throughout our operations is firmly rooted in our values and key for our work to lead the change towards a sustainable fashion future”, said Karl-Johan Persson, CEO at H&M.

Each year Ethisphere honours companies who recognize their role in society to influence and drive positive change and use their values and culture as an underpinning to the decisions they make every day.

“The fact that this is the seventh time H&M is recognised as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies proves its commitment to set ethical standards and practices in the fashion industry. Their way of working is a proof of ethical and sustainable values are a prerequisite for business success. Congratulations to everyone at H&M”, said Timothy Erblich, CEO at Ethisphere.

The full list of the 2017 World's Most Ethical Companies can be found at



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