STOCKHOLM, 2015-6-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — The H&M Sustainability Report 2013 gained significant distinction at the annual Corporate Responsibility Reporting Awards (CRRA’15). These awards recognise the very best in corporate responsibility reporting across nine categories, and are the only independent, global annual awards in this field.
The H&M Sustainability Report 2013 achieved the 5th place for the best global report in the ‘Best Report’ category. Besides Nike, H&M is the only company from the apparel industry represented in the top 10. In the ‘Creativity in Communications’ category H&M came in second with only Coca Cola ahead.
In sustainability reporting it is often easy to highlight the good news and ignore the bad. That is why CRRA’15 awards organisations that are presenting a balanced picture of their performance. In the ‘Openness and Honesty’ category H&M’s report was ranked number 1.
In both the ‘Creativity in Communications’ and ‘Openness and Honesty’ categories, H&M is the only fashion company included in the top 10.
“Our reporting is a vital part of H&M’s sustainable work. And the fact that it’s among the world’s best is a great recognition. We have strong focus on transparency and I’m really pleased that we won the ‘Openness and Honesty’ category. It shows that our open and holistic approach, for example, by inviting various stakeholders to participate is the right way to go”, says Anna Gedda, Head of Sustainability.
The CRRA identify and acknowledge the best CR reports and reward quality disclosure as a contribution to the raising of global reporting standards. This CRRA’15 attracted 95 organisations and the reports were entered across nine reporting categories.
Voting was open to all 44,000 registered users of CorporateRegister.com between November 2014 and February 2015. This online community represents a global audience of highly informed stakeholders and CR report readers.
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