Mexico 

We operate 76 stores in 40 cities across Mexico. We’re working to expand the sourcing of more sustainable cotton, improve supplier performance, reduce our environmental impacts, and engage and inspire employees and customers on sustainability issues. 

Sustainable Products

  • C&A Mexico began offering Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM jeans and T-shirts in early 2019.
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  • C&A Mexico accelerated its sourcing of cotton as Better Cotton by providing training to suppliers and internal teams during 2018 and encouraged fabric spinners in Mexico to become members of BCI.
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  • A water-saving pilot project in Mexico is ongoing for Mens’, Ladies’, and Kids’ denim products.
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  • We are launching a pilot take-back programme in 10 C&A Mexico stores during 2019.
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Sustainable Supply

  • Over 60% of C&A Mexico’s suppliers are based in Mexico, and we share the others with C&A Europe. In 2018, we continued working with domestic production units to advance the global Sustainable Supply Chain programme guidelines and audit process, in line with C&A’s global Supplier Code of Conduct.
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  • In 2018, just 15% of supply chain employees worked in D- and E-rated factories, an improvement of 22 percentage points since 2017. The teams working with the domestic supply chain in Mexico have focused on building capacity and technical know-how in all production units.
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  • We are one of the only international brands implementing a Sustainable Chemicals Management approach in Mexico, and have rolled out our global programme in the region, working with suppliers to support understanding and compliance.
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  • We recycled 430 metric tons of cardboard boxes and paper, as well as 30 metric tons of hangers and other plastics during 2018, and C&A Mexico has begun working with our other three regions to determine the feasibility of greater consistency for handling our unsold inventory and contributing to our global zero waste goal.
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Sustainable Lives

  • #WearTheChange, our multi-channel sustainability communications platform, was introduced in Mexico in 2018, with the full launch around Earth Day 2019.
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  • During the launch of #WearTheChange in Mexico, all employees were given organic cotton T-shirts made to foster additional pride #WearTheChange. Sustainability was also a main topic during the end-of-year employee meeting known as Encuentro Nacional.
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  • In the 2018 employee survey, which included 1,079 employees — our largest ever in Mexico — 90% of C&A Mexico employees told us they feel proud of C&A’s contribution on the community, society, and environment. 
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  • In late 2018, C&A Mexico provided employees with training to refresh Code of Conduct understanding, and includes Code of Ethics training to all new employees during onboarding.
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  • All 230 headquarters employees volunteered to pack emergency kits for people affected by natural disasters. Along with Save the Children, C&A delivered 4,000 kits containing first aid and personal hygiene products.
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  • More than 175,187 garments with a commercial value of approximately $15 million pesos (nearly €700,000) were donated to fund social projects, benefiting families in the communities where C&A operates.
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