The C&A Group scores 69.5 out of 100 points in this ranking (up from 59 in 2017) making it the fourth best performer and leading the way towards cotton sustainability.
The C&A Group’s goal for 2020 is for 100% sustainable cotton use. The company has a comprehensive strategy for sustainable cotton sourcing with targets, policies and partnerships designed to reduce the impacts of cotton cultivation. The company has a biodiversity policy in place and has started work towards a circular supply chain — contributing to the recycling of cotton-made products. The company is a member of various sector initiatives and organisations such as the Better Cotton Initiative, Cotton made in Africa, the Organic Cotton Accelerator and Textile Exchange. It is one of the companies that is making a big effort to create a more sustainable cotton sector.
The C&A Group sources 71% of its cotton from sustainable sources, including 33% Better Cotton and 38% organic cotton. The company has improved its uptake of sustainable cotton compared to 2017.
The C&A Group is a leader in disclosing information about traceability of its cotton. In 2018, The C&A Group sourced approximately 120,000 metric tonnes of cotton. It publishes country of origin for 90% of its Better Cotton. The company publishes information on all of its finished goods manufacturers and has started to disclose its fabric mills, spinning mills and dye houses.