Dusseldorf, 14 February 2020 – C&A is phasing out the sale of single-use plastic bags in all of its more than 1,400 stores across 18 countries in Europe. As of March 2020, the fashion retailer will introduce the durable ‘bag-for-life’, made of 80% recycled PET which will withstand many shopping trips. When worn out, it can be returned to any C&A store and exchanged for a new one free of charge.
Dusseldorf / Berlin, 31 January 2020 – In keeping with C&A’s pioneering spirit and commitment to driving innovation in circular fashion and sustainability, the fashion retailer is proud to announce another world’s first with ‘Beluga Denim’ – the first fabric ever to be awarded Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Platinum. Beluga Denim is currently the only fabric certified at this level worldwide by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. The fabric will be introduced at the world’s leading Cradle to Cradle event today, the C2C Congress 2020 in Berlin.
Dusseldorf – 3 February 2020. Fashion retailer C&A announced that it received approval from the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for absolute reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 30% across all scopes. C&A’s science-based target (SBT) approval marks yet another milestone in the company’s sustainability journey to reduce CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions by sourcing more sustainable materials and a responsible management of its supply chain environmental performance.
Dusseldorf, Germany, June 19th, 2019 – In 2018, C&A’s global sustainable materials strategy — driven by more sustainable sources of cotton and cellulosic fibres — avoided 116,000 tons of CO2 emissions (mtCO2e), equivalent to the yearly CO2 emissions of over 70,000 passenger cars. C&A also saved 1 billion m3 of water – the equivalent of 400,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools . This and other progress is detailed in C&A’s annual Global Sustainability Report, published today.
C&A enhances transparency in its supply chain
Dusseldorf, Germany; Brussels, Belgium - June 30, 2017 – Global fashion retailer C&A is further increasing the transparency within its supply chain by disclosing details of over 2000 supplier factories in all its 40 sourcing countries around the globe. The list can be found in the company’s new sustainability report now available online.
“Transparency leads to more accountability and behaviour change: our priority is to ensure that the working conditions in our supply chain are upheld to our standards and the social and environmental performance continually improved. By being transparent about where our products are made, our customers and stakeholders can feel confident we are making good choices in the partners we work with and how our clothing is made,” said Jeffrey Hogue, C&A’s Global Chief Sustainability Officer.
In line with C&A’s recent commitment to the Transparency Pledge**, the company has disclosed its suppliers’ factory names and addresses, number of workers and product category of 100% of its tier-1 and tier-2 production units.**
C&A’s supply chain encompasses more than 1 million people, employed through 788 global suppliers, who run more than 2,000 production units at tier-1 and tier-2 supplier level, across four different sourcing regions. C&A took the first step to increase supply chain transparency in its 2015 report with the disclosure of names and addresses of its suppliers' tier-1 factories which are the actual locations where C&A merchandise is manufactured.
C&A’s 2016 Global Sustainability Report has been released at the same time as the C&A Foundation’s annual report. The two reports show how C&A Foundation and C&A can work shoulder to shoulder to make fashion sustainable and responsible. Transparency is a core pillar of C&A Foundation's work. The foundation supports initiatives that gather and publicly disclose information in a manner that incentivises improvements in working conditions, such as Fashion Revolution which published the 2017 Fashion Transparency Index – a review of 100 global fashion brands and retailers.