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At HM, we like to think of sustainability as a word of action, something we do rather than something we simply say. It is an ongoing process with a clear direction to be continuously improved. It is a journey that requires determination, passion and teamwork. Because together with our colleagues, stakeholders, business partners and peers, real, lasting change is possible.
Its about the 3 Ps. People, planet, and profit. All highly interconnected. All equally important. The earth is facing scarcity issues on many fronts. Clean water, energy and cotton, to name a few. Our business is no exception. Our vision is that all our operations should be run in a way that is economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. Turning this vision into a reality helps us do great business using fewer resources. It also allows us to contribute to better lives for people and communities around the world.
That is why we have created HM Conscious. With seven ambitious strategic commitments at its heart, this is the name for all the work we do for a more sustainable fashion future. Hundreds of what we call Conscious Actions - big and small, short and long term - work to put these commitments into practice.
H&M Enters Dow Jones Sustainability Index
H&M has been included to the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index World in 2012. The index lists the most sustainable companies per sector based on an extensive annual assessment conducted by the independent asset managers at SAM. The inclusion comes after H&M had been awarded as "sector mover 2012" in SAM´s Sustainability Yearbook 2012, meaning that H&M was the single company with the highest increase in performance scores in our sector.
"This is of course great news and an acknowledgement of H&M's efforts within sustainability," says Helena Helmersson, Head of Sustainability at H&M.
The Dow Jones Sustainability World Index was launched in 1999 as the first global sustainability benchmark. The DJSI family is offered cooperatively by SAM Indexes and S&P Dow Jones Indices. The family tracks the stock performance of the world's leading companies in terms of economic, environmental and social criteria. The indexes serve as benchmarks for investors who integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios, and provide an effective engagement platform for companies who want to adopt sustainable best practices.
For more information: http://www.sustainability-