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News  |  30 January 2020

A Catalyst for Change 2019 - H&M Foundation Annual Report

H&M Foundation's Annual Report 2019 covers the work we have done together with our 23 partners within the focus areas Education, Water, Equality and Planet, during 2019, investing USD 15 million on improved living conditions and game changing innovation that can protect our planet.
One-year old Valery is one of the children benefited in our project with UNICEF, focusing on inclusion of children with disabilities. This was also the focus when H&M Foundation co-hosted an event at United Nations General Assembly week in New York in September 2019.
Soccer player and women’s rights advocate Abby Wambach (left above) interviewed by the H&M Foundation’s Global Manager Diana Amini, (right), on International Women’s Day. Pictured in the middle is Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women.
A milestone was reached within our project Recycling Revolution which is run together with our partner The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel, when a supplier agreed to build a full-scale recycling facility together with a strategic industrial partner.
At the Somerset House in London our partner WaterAid displayed an exhibition with the acclaimed Ethiopian artist and photographer Aida Muluneh, highlighting the lack of access to clean water.

Through partnerships with organisations around the globe, the H&M Foundation aims to act as a catalyst for change and accelerate the progress needed to reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

Our Annual Report – A Catalyst for Change 2019, covers the work of H&M Foundation from January 1 to December 31, 2019. It describes how we have invested in people, communities and innovative ideas while also pushing our focus areas to the global agenda.

A few highlights from 2019:


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