Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards has nominated Primark’s Sustainable Cotton Programme as a Finalist in The Unilever Global Development Award category. This category recognises businesses that can demonstrate a positive impact against one or more of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Primark’s programme contributes towards four of the UNMDG’s seventeen goals, ‘Good Health and Wellbeing’, ‘Gender Equality’, ‘Sustainable Cities and Communities’ and ‘Life on Land’.
This nomination recognises the work Primark has carried out in partnership with the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), and agricultural experts CottonConnect, to introduce more sustainable farming methods to female smallholder cotton farmers in Gujarat, India.
For more information on the programme visit:
http://www.primark.com/en/our-ethics/environment/raw-materials http://www.primark.com/en/our-ethics/news/press-releases/primark-partnership-cottonconnect-sewa-india Notes to Editors Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards are the UK’s longest running and most respected awards championing responsible business in the UK and abroad. Rigorously assessed by business and other industry experts, the Awards identify and celebrate businesses – from SMEs through to multi-nationals, and from all sectors – that are transforming their communities and in turn their businesses to create a fairer society and a more sustainable future. http://www.bitc.org.uk/awards/responsible-business-awards/award-stories/unilever-global-development-award-supported