Awards and Recognitions

Some examples of the sustainability awards, ratings and recognitions H&M Group have received.

United Nationals Global Compact LEAD

H&M Group was named one of 37  Global Compact LEADs by the United Nations (UN) in 2021. The Global Compact brings together the UN and businesses to work towards universally accepted principals on human rights, labour, environment and anticorruption, and the Sustainable Development Goals. Companies named as Global Compact LEADs represent the highest level of engagement with the UN Global Compact.


H&M Group was included in CDP’s 2020 A List for climate, which recognises companies leading on environmental transparency and performance. Of more than 9,600 companies assessed, we were among the 273 companies recognised for climate action work.

Changing Markets Foundation Responsible Viscose Report

We were included as one of 14 frontrunners in Changing Markets Foundation’s report on where the global textile industry stands in the transition towards responsible viscose.

Dow Jones Sustainability Index

H&M Group was included in the Dow Jones World Sustainability Index for the eighth year running. We ranked fourth in 2020, with a score of 70/100 (up from 69/100 in 2019). In addition, we were listed in the Dow Jones European Index. We achieved the highest possible score for human rights, environmental reporting, social reporting and materiality. We also reached the highest score in our industry for supply chain management (92/100) and strategy for emerging markets (56/100).

Fashion Revolution Fashion Transparency Index

H&M Group ranked number two in Fashion Revolution’s 2021 Fashion Transparency Index, a ranking of 250 fashion brands, with a score of 68% (73% in 2020). We’re pleased to have been recognised for our efforts to increase transparency, but we know this is not a substitute for performance and we will continue to improve our practices.


H&M Group was again a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series, a responsible investment index that helps investors identify companies demonstrating strong environmental, social and governance standards.

Oxfam Australia Naughty or Nice List

H&M Group was included in Oxfam Australia’s tracker of companies committed to paying living wages for garment workers and to ring-fencing labour costs.

Sustainable Cotton Ranking

H&M Group ranked third in the 2020 Sustainable Cotton Ranking.

Textile Exchange Corporate Fiber & Materials Benchmark

H&M Group was recognised as one of 16 leading companies out of the 173 analysed in the 2019 Material Change Index (MCI).

Dagens Industri

H&M Group was ranked as the most sustainable consumer goods company in an assessment of listed companies in Sweden by Dagens Industri and Aktuell Hållbarhet.

Corporate Responsibility Reporting Awards

Our 2019 Sustainability Performance Report was ranked top in the category Best Report award. We reached second place in several other categories: creativity in communication, openness and honesty, as well as best carbon disclosure. We’re very proud of this result and will work to keep this position with rightfully increasing expectations.

Carbon Disclosure Project Climate A-List

H&M Group is included in the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) 2019 Climate Change A List that recognises the world’s most pioneering companies leading on environmental transparency and performance.

Ethisphere® Institute

H&M Group has been recognised for the ninth time by the Ethisphere® Institute as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies

Corporate Knights 2020 Global 100

H&M Group has been ranked 27th in Corporate Knights’ annual ranking of the world’s most sustainable corporations, announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. 

Stand Earth Fashion Scorecard

H&M Group was ranked third in environmental NGO Stand Earth’s Filthy Fashion Scorecard – an assessment of the climate commitments of 45 fashion brands. Brands were ranked according to a set of criteria ranging from emission reductions, renewable energy and supplier incentives. 

Walking the Talk? Report

According to Stockholm School of Economics annual Walking the Talk? Report, which studies the sustainability communications of Sweden’s largest listed companies, H&M Group is among the best companies in “walking the talk”. 

ASN Bank Living Wage Benchmark

As part of ASN Bank’s 2019 review of Living Wage in the Garment Sector, H&M Group was ranked as “leading” in four categories (Policy, Integrating Findings, Tracking Performance, and Transparency), with a total score as “maturing”, mostly due to further improvements needed in our remedy work. 

PETA Vegan Homeware Awards

H&M Home was awarded the PETA Vegan Homeware Award for Best Wool-Free Rug for its 100% recycled cotton patterned rug from the Conscious Collection.