Sustainability in the apparel industry is a complex global challenge that calls for global, collaborative solutions. Much of this work takes place locally, in farms and in the factories that produce clothing. Our global sustainability framework and goals support local approaches and allow us to create a roadmap for our sustainability work, driving focus on the areas where we can create the most positive change.
The three pillars of our strategy - Sustainable Products, Sustainable Supply, and Sustainable Lives - are supported by goals we aim to achieve by 2020.
The C&A global 2020 sustainability framework - Fashion with a positive impact
Jeffrey Hogue, Chief Sustainability Officer - C&A Global
In 2015, we focused on building strong governance and accountability to support our new global sustainability strategy. Building sustainability into our business management system has been crucial to supporting our aspiration to create fashion with a positive impact. Join us on our journey.
With the launch of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Paris Climate Change Agreement, and unprecedented multi-stakeholder collaboration, 2015 was a seminal year for sustainability initiatives around the world.
Learn more about how we’re addressing the SDGs here. Also during 2015, we became a member of the United Nations Global Compact—the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative and a valuable global framework for benchmarking progress.