Here’s a short version of what you need to do:
to stay true
to your commitment
to your suppliers
Take the right turn
to make sure workers
get paid a living wage
In 2013 H&M committed to ensuring living wages by 2018, which brought the brand a lot of positive media coverage. Now H&M is trying to cover up that commitment, pretending they have been saying something else all along.
Meanwhile hundreds of thousands of workers making H&M clothing still cannot lift themselves out of poverty with the hard work hidden behind the glossy storefronts.
H&M has the financial means and the power to stay true to their original commitment. Not only that – they could even go beyond that and cover their whole supply chain.
H&M produces fancy Corporate Social Responsibility reports and many long-worded approaches, pilot schemes and roadmaps. However, the reality in the factories is often strikingly different.
We have gathered research, interviewed workers in several countries, and also preserved some of the promises that H&M "conveniently" removed from earlier versions of their website.