Awards and Recognitions

A list of the most notable awards and recognitions H&M Group received in 2018, as a result of our sustainability efforts.

Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

H&M Group has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for several years now, this year reaching the highest possible score in the categories of Quality & Recall Management, Social Reporting, Environmental Reporting and the best industry score in Supply chain Management. 

Fashion Revolution’s Fashion Transparency Index

H&M group was ranked amongst the top 5 in Fashion Revolution’s Fashion Transparency Index with a score of 55% (highest score 58%). 


H&M group has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria and has satisfied requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. Companies in the FTSE4Good Index Series have met stringent social and environmental criteria and are positioned to capitalize on the benefits of responsible business practice.

Ethisphere? Institute

H&M group has been recognised by the Ethisphere? Institute as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the eight time. 

Newsweek Green Ranking

H&M group was ranked number 11 in the Newsweek Green Ranking among the 500 most sustainable companies in the world for 2017 (2016: 63, 2015: 88, 2014: 95). The ranking is annually produced by the magazine Newsweek in collaboration with leading environmental research organisations.

Textile Exchange Preferred Fiber & Materials Report 2018

According to the Textile Exchange’s Preferred Fiber & Materials Market Report 2018, H&M group was the biggest user of preferred Man-made cellulosic fibres and the biggest user of Lyocell as well as preferred cotton, and the second biggest user of recycled and organic cotton.

Drapers Sustainability Award UK

For the third year in a row, H&M Group has been recognised by the British retail publication Drapers for their contribution to the retail industry. In the Annual Awards Ceremony, H&M Group won the Sustainability Award of The Year.

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