Following the global covid-19 health crisis Primark announces today that it has established a fund to cover the wages component of orders that have been cancelled.
The Supply Chain Excellence Awards have named Primark’s Packaging Optimisation Programme as the winner of the ‘Environmental Improvement’ award at a ceremony in London on 5th November. This award recognises the work of Primark’s Packaging Optimisation Programme, which has contributed to a reduction in CO2 emissions across its whole supply chain as a result of less packaging being produced, transported and processed as waste.
Primark has today announced a significant expansion of its Sustainable Cotton Programme, with plans to train more than 160,000 independent cotton farmers in sustainable farming methods across three of its key sourcing countries by the end of 2022. The move increases the number of farmers enrolled in the programme to more than five times the current size. The expansion marks an important part of the retailer’s ongoing commitment to minimising its impact on the environment and bringing more sustainably-sourced cotton to customers at affordable prices.
Primark has launched its first ever range of jeans made from 100% sustainable cotton. Produced in three different washes (indigo, black and light blue), the women’s skinny jeans will be sold in stores across all markets, at a cost of £13/€17. Primark’s customers are looking for amazing fashion at an affordable price, and this range is no different.
One year on from the launch of its first range of cotton products using sustainable cotton grown by independent farmers in Gujarat, Northern India, Primark is expanding its Sustainable Cotton Programme into Pakistan, one of the key sourcing countries for cotton.
We are proud to announce that own-brand cosmetics at Primark have been awarded coveted Leaping Bunny status by Cruelty Free International, the gold standard certification programme for products that are free from animal testing.