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Adidas Group, C&A, G-Star Raw, H&M, Levi Strauss & Co., Li Ning, NIKE, Inc., PUMA SE, and Jack Wolfskin released the 2012 Joint Roadmap Third Quarter Progress Report, updating progress toward zero supply chain discharge of hazardous chemicals (ZDHC) by 2020.

In 2011, a group of major apparel and footwear brands and retailers made a shared commitment to help lead the industry towards zero discharge of hazardous chemicals by 2020. To ensure transparency, the group of Signatory Members will report regularly and publicly on the progress against the published roadmap (quarterly in 2012, annually from 2013 to 2020). Now, the group releases its third report, and you can view the update at

Since 1995, H&M has been working actively to reduce the use and impact of hazardous chemicals. With the help of our Chemical Restrictions, we limit the use of chemicals that are potentially harmful to health or the environment. During 2011 more than 30,000 chemical tests were carried out. H&M is also a part of AFIRM, an international working team of leading companies within the textile and footwear industries, educating the suppliers to achieve good chemical management. The groupís common aim is to reduce the use and impact of harmful substances in the apparel and footwear supply chain.

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