C&A ranks 2nd in Fashion Transparency Index
250 of the largest global fashion brands and retailers reviewed
Dusseldorf, 21 April 2020 – C&A is the second highest scoring brand in the ‘2020 Fashion Transparency Index’, which ranks the world’s 250 biggest global fashion brands and retailers public disclose regarding their supply chain and approach to a range of social and environmental issues.
The Index is published by Fashion Revolution, a non-profit organization that aims to encourage brands to transparently disclose their policies, practices and impacts.
“Over the past years, C&A has continually improved its efforts on governance, climate and consumption. The Fashion Revolution Index provides a common roadmap for the most important areas of disclosure, important to our stakeholders and customers,” said Jeffrey Hogue, C&A’s Chief Sustainability Officer.
With a score of 70 percent, C&A has improved its ranking by ten percent against last year’s scoring. The data published by Fashion Revolution shows that C&A is among the industry’s most transparent brands with regards to its supply chain. 2020 marks the first time a brand has reached an overall average score of 70 percent and above. C&A publishes details of all of its global suppliers' tier-1 and tier-2 factories. The list which is updated regularly can be found on C&A’s website and on the website of the Open Apparel Registry.
Fashion Revolution has been tracking global fashion brands and retailers progress annually since 2016, focusing on the most important disclosures for all stakeholders. The evaluation is conducted by industry experts and based on five categories, in which C&A achieved the following scores this year: 1. Policy and Commitments (97%), 2. Governance (100%), 3. Supply-chain traceability (70%), 4. Supplier Assessment and Remediation (59%), 5. Spotlight Issues: Conditions, Consumption, Composition and Climate (51%).
C&A has a highly complex and diverse supply chain, which encompasses more than 1 million people, working for 700 suppliers who run over 1,900 production units in many different countries.
“Improving transparency and traceability is an ongoing and long-term commitment for C&A. In these difficult times, we must continue to be open about where we are facing challenges, where we need help and where we need to take alternative approaches to better support our staff, our supply chain and protect our environment”, said Hogue.
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With nearly 1,900 stores in 21 countries worldwide and around 51,000 employees, C&A is a leading fashion retail business. C&A welcomes and provides millions of visitors each day with good quality fashion at affordable prices for their entire family. C&A is an enterprise of COFRA Holding AG with a presence in Europe, Brazil, Mexico and China. For more information, see www.c-a.com.