In the recent Greenpeace Detox Catwalk report, C&A has received an ‘Evolution Mode’ rating, ranking us fourth out of 19 brands that were assessed. The third edition of the Detox Catwalk focusses on implementation, with brands being evaluated on their preparation and their ability to eliminate hazardous chemicals by 2020.
While we are satisfied to see that the efforts in implementing our Sustainable Chemicals Management (SCM) strategy are recognized, we also acknowledge the areas which need further development; particularly around our hazardous chemicals screening methodology and the convergence of all brands to jointly address hazardous chemicals together, in order to create lasting systemic change.
We will now take the time to further understand the details behind Greenpeace’s assessment, so we can continually improve our SCM programme. As we enhance our strategy we will increase our capabilities to ensure that we can deliver on our 2020 commitments and continue to communicate our progress transparently.
For further information, including the materials and data used for the assessment, please visit the section Clean environment in our supply chain.