Primark extends partnership with CottonConnect and the Self-Employed Women’s Association to support 10,000 female smallholders in India
Primark has today announced a six year extension of the Primark Sustainable Cotton Programme, a partnership designed to support women from traditionally male-dominated farming communities in Gujarat, India, to introduce sustainable farming methods, improve cotton yields and increase their incomes.
Primark has announced the start of a new partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID) to improve working conditions for garment workers in developing markets.
Primark notes the actions being taken by the Bangladesh courts against a number of individuals in relation to the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in 2013 and the recent media coverage of this. Primark was shocked and saddened by the Rana Plaza disaster, and that is why Primark responded by taking the many steps that it has.
A Primark spokesperson said: “The Primark name is being used to gain publicity for the plight of this individual. We have found no link at all between this individual and any of our suppliers’ factories in China. We think it is likely that the note was added after production and it is feasible it was added in transit or at a port.”
Ethical Corporation shortlists Primark for ‘Most Effective International Community Investment’ award
Primark is pleased to announce that Ethical Corporation has shortlisted Primark for its ‘Most Effective International Community Investment’ category of the 2015 Responsible Business Awards.
Primark is committed to reducing the impact that it has on the environment, and as part of that commitment it has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). Primark will use the SAC’s sustainability tool, the Higg Index, which measures environmental sustainability, to help drive continuous improvement across its supply chain.