Primark introduces first products made with cotton from its Sustainable Cotton Programme
09 August 2017
Primark 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 Primark’s stores as sustainable cotton becomes a permanent fixture in Primark stores. With women’s pyjamas being one of Primark’s 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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Primark reinforces its commitment to environmental sustainability
10 November 2016
Primark is committed to reducing the impact that it has on the environment, and as part of that commitment Primark has signed up to the UK’s Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP) and the European Clothing Action Plan (ECAP).
Primark is looking forward to working with SCAP and ECAP to achieve its environmental sustainability goals, including the use of more sustainable fibres and developing its recycling programmes.
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Primark’s Sustainable Cotton Programme Wins Best Contribution to Corporate Responsibility at the CIPS Supply Management Awards
15 September 2016
The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply Management Awards have named Primark’s Sustainable Cotton Programme as the Winner in its ‘Best Contribution to Corporate Responsibility’ category, at an awards ceremony in London on 15th September. Primark beat five other shortlisted entries to the top spot.
The judges said, “This was an extremely well-thought out and executed entry. It takes its organisation onto a new level and will enhance its reputation significantly.”
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Primark’s Sustainable Cotton Programme is selected as a Finalist in the Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards
11 July 2016
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’.
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