Support provided by Primark since the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh
13 April 2018
Paul Lister, responsible for Primark’s Ethical Trade and Environmental Sustainability Team, said: “Five years on from the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, Primark continues to support those who were affected and over the period has contributed a total of over $14 million in aid and compensation. In June 2017 Primark signed the 2018 Transition Accord, reaffirming Primark’s commitment to collaborate with other brands, factory owners, NGOs, trade unions and the Government of Bangladesh to bring about sustainable positive change in the Bangladeshi garment industry.”
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Primark publishes Global Sourcing Map
07 February 2018
A Primark spokesperson said: “We can confirm we have published information about the factories which manufacture products for Primark on our website.
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Primark Wins Three Awards, including the coveted Grand Prix Award, at the Retail Week Supply Chain Awards
29 September 2017
Primark scooped a hat trick of awards for its Sustainable Cotton Programme at the Hermes Retail Week Supply Chain Awards, which took place in London on 28th September.
Primark won The BluJay International Supply Chain Project Award, the Sustainability Award and the overall ‘Grand Prix’ Award, which recognises the company that the judges felt is leading the way for Supply Chain innovation in the retail sector.
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Penneys introduces first products made with cotton from its Sustainable Cotton Programme
09 August 2017
Penneys has announced the launch of its first sustainable cotton products – women’s pyjamas - using cotton purchased directly from female farmers participating in its Sustainable Cotton Programme. The range of sixteen different women’s pyjamas will go on sale across Penneys stores as sustainable cotton becomes a permanent fixture in Penneys stores. With women’s pyjamas being one of Penneys best-selling products, the move represents a significant step towards the brand achieving its long-term ambition of sustainably sourced cotton across its supply chain.
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PRIMARK SIGNS NEW BANGLADESH ACCORD ON FIRE AND BUILDING SAFETY
27 June 2017
Primark is pleased to confirm its ongoing participation in the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety which will be renewed for a second term on expiry of the existing agreement in May 2018.
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Primark partnership with CottonConnect and the Self-Employed Women’s Association announces third year programme results
09 February 2017
Primark has today released new numbers revealing the impact of its Sustainable Cotton Programme on women smallholders in India. The data shows that female farmers saw an average profit increase of 247% in the third year of the programme. Many used this additional income to invest in farm and home improvements, healthcare and education for their children.
Set up in 2013, the Primark Sustainable Cotton Programme is a partnership between Primark, agricultural experts CottonConnect, and the Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA). The programme trains women smallholders in sustainable farming methods, so they can improve their livelihoods through increased income. In total, 1,251 farmers participated in the first three years of the programme and in 2016 Primark announced that the programme would be extended to reach a further 10,000 farmers over a six-year period.
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