How we are fighting systemic racism in the workplace
Eradicating systemic racism in the workplace requires new global standards for racial equity in business.
H&M is among the largest fashion retailers worldwide. The company is committed to providing in a sustainable manner the best offerings and experience to customers so that they can dress according to their personal style. Erling Persson opened the first store in 1947 in Västerås, Sweden. The store was originally called Hennes (“hers” in Swedish) and only offered women's wear. In 1968 the company acquired Mauritz Widforss, a hunting apparel company, which led to the store offering men’s apparel and the change of the name to Hennes & Mauritz. H&M collaborates with high-end designers and runs marketing campaigns with celebrities.