Global fashion retailer C&A is committed to the Transparency Pledge. In line with this C&A will disclose details of more than 2000 supplier factories in all its 40 sourcing countries around the globe. The list will be included in the company's new sustainability report.
The Transparency Pledge was launched by a coalition of trade union organisations and NGOs. It establishes a floor for supply chain transparency, through companies publishing important information about supplier factories and authorised subcontractors.
C&A will reveal its suppliers’ factory names and addresses, number of workers and product category of 100 per cent of its Tier I and Tier II production units. Its priority is to ensure that working conditions in its supply chain are upheld to its standards and social and environmental performance are continually improved.
By being transparent about where its products are made, it hopes to reassure its customers and stakeholders that it is making good choices in the partners it works with and how its clothing is made.
C&A's supply chain encompasses more than one million people, employed through 788 global suppliers, across four different sourcing regions.
C&A started trading in 1841 as a textile warehouse and has a history spanning over 170 years and five generations of the same family.