This Sunday April 24, 2016 marks the third anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh. Although C&A had no contractual relationship with any of the businesses in the Rana Plaza building at the time of the tragedy – we consider it to be an opportunity to commemorate the tragedy in our industry.
From our perspective, the Fashion Revolution Day, which is taking place in parallel in over 80 countries worldwide, sets a positive example here. As a driving force for more transparency, this global movement encourages people around the world to think differently about what they wear by asking the simple question ‘who made my clothes?'.
For us it is of course a matter of giving our customers the peace of mind in knowing that what they are wearing is sourced and produced in a fair and sustainable manner. In this context, providing full transparency in our collaboration with our suppliers, associates, and customers is a must.
To meet this demand, C&A’s Sustainable Supply Chain strategy has outlined clear targets which will mean gradually disclosing more information about C&A’s supply chain and efforts undertaken to make it more sustainable. As such we will be publishing a detailed overview of all of our PUs on our corporate website by the end of May. This is just the first step of a robust strategy that aims to increase the degree of transparency in our supply chain which will enable the customer to be able to trace back their garment to the production unit. For more information about Sustainable Policies of C&A please click here.