Paul Lister, responsible for Primark’s Ethical Trade and Environmental Sustainability Team, said: “Five years on from the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, Primark continues to support those who were affected and over the period has contributed a total of over $14 million in aid and compensation. In June 2017 Primark signed the 2018 Transition Accord, reaffirming Primark’s commitment to collaborate with other brands, factory owners, NGOs, trade unions and the Government of Bangladesh to bring about sustainable positive change in the Bangladeshi garment industry.”
A Primark spokesperson said: “We can confirm we have published information about the factories which manufacture products for Primark on our website.
Primark wins three awards, including the coveted grand prix award, at the retail week supply chain awards
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.
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.
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.
Primark partnership with CottonConnect and the Self-Employed Women’s Association announces third year programme results
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).