Bündnis für nachhaltige Textilien



Partnership member since

Actor group:
Unternehmen (Marken/ Handel)

Wanheimer Straße 70, 40468 Düsseldorf

Number of employees:

TOP3 Purchasing Countries:
Bangladesh, China, Cambodia

Our commitment to Sustainability:
Making sustainable fashion the new normal


C&A is one of the most enduring and pioneering retailers in global apparel – a leading retail fashion business, providing quality, affordable clothing to 100 million customers each year. With about 51,000 employees worldwide, our retail business encompasses 18 countries in Europe, as well as Brazil, Mexico, and China. Since our 1841 founding by Clemens and August Brenninkmeijer in Sneek, Holland, C&A has been defining the way people choose and buy their clothes. Still family-owned after six generations, our values are deeply rooted. We want our customers to feel good about shopping at C&A, and our employees to feel proud of our contributions to society. From the beginning, we have focused on making ready-to-wear, quality clothing available to everyone. Now, we’re building on this vision to offer beautiful, sustainable clothing, at a price point that works for everyone. Together, our cornerstone commitment – for all our cotton to be more sustainable by 2020 – and our focus on circular apparel, are creating fashion with a positive impact for people and the environment.

For more information see www.c-a.com


CSR Profile

At C&A, we believe everyone should be able to look and feel good every day, while supporting a good quality of life for those who make our clothes and a healthy planet. We want our customers to trust us to do the right thing, so they can buy our products without having to choose between what’s sustainable and what’s not. We are working towards a vision of the new normal – where sustainability is just another word for normal. To achieve our vision of fashion with a positive impact, our sustainability work is focused on the areas that are most relevant to our business and where we can have the biggest impact - our products, our supply chain, and people’s lives. More information about our strategy and achievements so far, visit our Sustainability Report 2018: www.c-a.com/sustainability



ACCORD on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, ACT (Action, Collaboration, Transformation), Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), Global Recycled Standard, STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX, Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), UN Global Compact, Responsible Down Standard, ZDHC, Canopy, CE100, Textile Exchange, Fashion for Good, Organic Cotton Accelerator, Changing Markets Foundation, Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), For more information see: http://sustainability.c-and-a.com/our-approach/our-strategy/stakeholder-engagement/




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