Primark will measure sustainability in supply chain

Primark will measure sustainability in supply chain

Irish store chain Primark has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, an organization that helps measure the sustainable and ethical performance in companies' supply chain. To that end, it uses the Higg Index it developed itself.

"Deal with inefficiency"

The index measures the social consequences and environmental effects from a company's supply chain. This helps companies identify sections of its supply chain that could be improved. "When we measure the sustainability [of our supply chain], we can deal with inefficiency, solve harmful issues and offer the transparency our customers demand", Primark says about its decision to join SAC.

 

The company already paid a 10 million euro in damages to the victims of the Rana Plaza disaster, when more than 1,100 people died. One of the company's manufacturers was located on the second floor of the building.

 

Primark is not the only well-known brand in the coalition, as it is joined by companies like Disney, Gap and Adidas or retailers like C&A, Marks & Spencer and Walmart.

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