We drive inclusion and diversity with our global reach by creating a real sense of community across our brands, leading to positive change.
Advancing the inclusion of communities
Lifting our communities
We want people to know H&M Group as an inclusive business that promotes inclusion and diversity throughout the whole value chain. Community, for us, means both external communities that are underserved, and communities within our organisation. We ensure that our presence contributes positively to the people and communities in which we live and work.
Read more about our commitment to being a fair and equal employer.
We use our business to support and promote equitable access to opportunities and equal rights for people who for various reasons lack these opportunities or face greater hurdles. Our various external partnerships and projects have become essential in helping us leverage these ambitions across our whole value chain.
Our focus is on refugees, gender equality, anti-racism, and the LGBTQIA+ community globally, through local partners and initiatives.
Some of our global partnerships include:
World Economic Forum’s Partnering for Racial Justice in Business
We joined World Economic Forum’s Partnering for Racial Justice in Business initiative. As a founding member, we have a chair in the advisory group/steering committee and the working group. The partnership’s overarching aim is to implement a compliant and harmonised global data collection approach. We hope to create a common language that establishes standards and universal principles for becoming an anti-racist organisation.
World Economic Forum’s Global Parity Alliance
In 2022, H&M Group also became a Founding Member of World Economic Forum’s Global Parity Alliance, a cross-industry group of companies taking action to accelerate diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in the workplace and beyond. The Alliance seeks to promote DE&I best practices that benefit underrepresented groups and are hardwired across business processes, including creating equitable work opportunities, promoting supplier diversity and launching inclusive products and services.
Refugee Women Mentorship Initiative
H&M Group joined the Refugee Women Mentorship Initiative as well, led by Tent Partnership for Refugees (Tent) and Catalyst. The initiative focuses on mentoring refugee women to enhance their opportunities to enter employment. H&M Group currently participates in this initiative through the H&M brand in Germany, Italy and the Netherlands.