Awards Recognising our commitments

We want to do the right thing for our business and inspire and challenge others in our industry to embrace a sustainable vision. We don’t work on sustainability to win awards, but we’re always delighted when our efforts are recognised externally. 

In 2018:

  • We were recognised as the world’s largest purchaser of organic cotton for the sixth year, and the number one buyer of preferred (ecologically and/or socially progressive) man-made cellulosic fibres by Textile Exchange.
  • We were selected as a Finalist for The Circulars 2018 in The Accenture Strategy Award in the Circular Economy Multinational category.
  • We were ranked number 4 among the most transparent brands in the global 2019 Fashion Revolution Transparency Index, which rates 200 companies according to disclosures about their social and environmental policies, practices, and impact. We are up from number 5 the previous year. In addition, C&A Brazil earned the number 1 spot in the 2018 Fashion Revolution Transparency Index Brazil.
  • We were placed in the ‘Leaders Circle’ of the multi-sector apparel industry by Textile Exchange for our overall leadership in preferred fibres and materials strategy, textile supply chain management, material consumption, and consumer engagement.
  • We were rated ‘Good’ and an example of responsible fast fashion in the Good on You Fashion Platform 2018 rating, compared to many companies who were rated ‘It’s A Start’.
  • Along with C&A Foundation, we won the 2018 Employee Engagement Awards in the Social Responsibility category for our Inspiring World campaign.
  • We earned the 2019 PR News CSR Award in Product Design/Redesign for our Cradle to Cradle Certified T-shirts and jeans. 
  • Our Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM jeans were selected by the German Federal Government’s Partnership for Sustainable Textiles, the Textilbündnis, as one of the most innovative initiatives of 2018.
  • C&A Brazil was also recognised by Prêmio Eco for ‘Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products ‘and ‘In-store take-back + Electronic waste program’
  • C&A Brazil was a winner of the Ecoera Award, designed by sustainability specialist Chiara Gadaleta to evaluate the fashion, beauty, and design markets on social and environmental indicators.
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