H&M Chairman Stefan Persson presented with ”Humanitarian of the Year” award by the United Nations Association of New York

Stefan Persson and H&M contribute to gender equality and the empowerment of women. This is acknowledged by the United Nations Association of New York (UNA-NY) that presents Stefan Persson, Chairman of H&M, the ”Humanitarian of the Year” award.

Stockholm, Sweden, 2014-11-4— /EPR Retail News/ — The leadership and dedication of Stefan Persson to gender equality and the empowerment of women make him an inspiration to all of us and a worthy recipient of our annual award, says Abid Qureshi, president of the UNA-NY.

“Empowering Women, Promoting Peace and Progress” is the theme of this years’ award which will be presented in New York on October 29 at the annual ceremony celebrating the founding of the United Nations. Each year the UNA-NY considers individuals who have accomplished important strides in achieving the Millennium Development Goals, including the issue of gender equality.

The UNA-NY recognizes H&M’s long-term sustainability work in Asia well as the contribution to international trade creating more than a million jobs in the textile industry, not least for women. The importance of collaborations between the Conscious Foundation and organizations such as CARE, UNICEF and WaterAid is acknowledged as well as the fact that gender equality has been H&M’s mission since its founding in 1947.

– Empowering women connects directly with the core values of H&M and who we are as a company. We know that the majority of the people employed by H&M’s suppliers in the textile industry are women and that a paid job with a stable income is a first step towards an independent life, says Stefan Persson.

About The United Nations Association of New York
The United Nations Association of New York (UNA-NY) is dedicated to supporting the principles and vital work of the United Nations, strengthening the UN system and promoting constructive US leadership. The UNA-NY UN Day Gala is held every October to celebrate the founding of the United Nations.

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H&M Chairman Stefan Persson presented with ”Humanitarian of the Year” award by the United Nations Association of New York

H&M Chairman Stefan Persson presented with ”Humanitarian of the Year” award by the United Nations Association of New York

co-operative Xest’s New Range of Low Energy Radiators and Heated Blankets Ensure Comfort and Safety as Winter Approaches

co-operative Xest’s New Range of Low Energy Radiators and Heated Blankets Ensure Comfort and Safety as Winter Approaches.

co-operative Xest’s range of helpful home accessories and products to make everyday life easier has now expanded in time for the onset of winter, with low-energy heated blankets and radiators to keep people warm without the increased heating bills.

With the winter months fast approaching, household products retailer co-operative Xest has expanded its own range of heated blankets and radiators that are low-energy usage and perfect for frequent use without causing worry about heightened heating bills.

In the winter, many people feel the cold more than other months and it can lead to discomfort when trying to get to sleep or simply being in the home. There has been a reluctance to use some heating products in the past due to their increased energy use, which can make the winter one of the most expensive periods of the year.

The elderly, in particular, are often affected by the cold and it can lead to health complications if their homes are too cold.

Speaking about the new range of low-energy heated blankets and radiators, Andrea Dipple, marketing manager at Southern co-ops, said “One of the key concerns many of our customers have had is the additional cost incurred by using helpful items such as Luxury Heated Blankets.

“On particularly cold nights these items may need to be left on for many hours, leading to an increased electricity bill. With these new low-energy usage versions now available at co-operative Xest, it will surely prompt many more people to buy and enjoy a more comfortable and safer winter.”

The Intelliheat Luxury Heated Over Blankets, for example, have six intelligent temperature settings that adjust automatically to ensure maximum comfort when in bed, throughout the night.

co-operative Xest also sells a wide range of Mobility Aids and other products which can help around the home, all available to purchase online and with free delivery on orders over £30.

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