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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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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 one in three women’s pyjamas in the UK bought from Primark, 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 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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