C&A Sustainability Reporting

Sustainability Reporting

How we report sustainability

We believe that business can be a force for good. And we want to do our part to contribute positively and reduce negative impacts. To this end, we are pursuing a comprehensive sustainability strategy, in which we have clearly defined environmental and social goals. Our three strategic sustainability objectives are Renew & Restore, Innovate & Lead and Unite & Inspire. They form the foundation for our activities, which aim to minimize our environmental impact, push for more sustainable materials and circular fashion, and ensure decent working conditions and transparency. C&A Europe reports progress annually against the 2028 Sustainability Strategy. Our sustainability report discloses data and information specific to C&A’s European retail market and operations.

See the 2028 Sustainability Strategy

Sustainability reports & resources

The GRI Standards, UN Global Compact (UNGC) principles, UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the OECD Due Diligence guidelines provide the frameworks for our global reporting. In addition, C&A retail markets might report against other standards to comply with local requirements and address local stakeholder interests.

C&A Sustainability Reports

Sustainability Report 2022

Read the Sustainability Report 2022

C&A Sustainability Reporting Giny Boer
Our industry needs to change at a broader level, and that change starts with us.

Giny Boer

Read Giny’s Letter

Our Highlights in 2022
C&A Reduction in CO2e emissions


Reduction in CO2e emissions compared to the 2018 baseline

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87% of factories conducted a verified SLCP assessment

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Of our core raw materials sourced more sustainably.

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We launched denim made from 100% recycled cotton

C&A Renew & Restore

Renew & Restore

Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Act on clear, regularly reviewed climate change targets

Safe chemicals
Continually improve and secure safe chemicals throughout our supply chain

Towards zero waste
Continually pursue zero waste to landfill or incineration

Water stewardship
Reduce blue water consumption in manufacturing processes

Safeguarding animal welfare
Protect animal welfare throughout our supply chain

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C&A Renew & Restore

Innovate & Lead

Sustainable materials
Act as an industry leader in increasing the use of sustainable materials

Circular fashion
Innovate and incorporate circularity principles into our business and products

Eliminate plastic pollution
Pursue the elimination of plastic pollution

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C&A Unite & Inspire

Unite & Inspire

Workers in our supply chain
Continually improve the wellbeing of workers and workers’ rights in our supply chain.

Informed choices
Enable customers to make informed choices by increasing transparency around our products and business.

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Our performance at a glance
C&A sustainability progress summary
Our progress in 2022

For the reporting year 2022-2023

Read our progress summary

Read our key progress data