sustainability reporting Essay

Submitted By Suhbeyleh
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RESE1031: PPD3 - Thematic Independent St

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Essay 2

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24/03/2014

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000692615

Suhur Beyleh

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Sustainability Reporting for Fashion Industry

Does Sustainability Reporting lead to improvement in sustainability practices for the fashion industry?
Tutor/supervisor: Najmal Hassan

student: Suhur Beyleh – 000692615
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Contents
Abstract .................................................................................................................................................. 4
Introduction ............................................................................................................................................ 4
Sustainable development ...................................................................................................................... 5
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).................................................................................................... 6
Sustainability Reporting ......................................................................................................................... 7
Reporting initiatives ............................................................................................................................... 8
Sustainability Reporting Criticism.......................................................................................................... 9
Discussion ............................................................................................................................................. 10
Conclusion ............................................................................................................................................ 12
Reference .............................................................................................................................................. 14
Appendices ........................................................................................................................................... 16

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Abstract
Purpose: This essay examines how sustainability reporting improve fashion companies sustainability practices.
Method: this will critically analyse large fashion corporation H&M’s latest sustainability report as well as past relevant research. The essay will look into the history of sustainability and how the concept has been developed, why companies adapt the sustainability concept and why they produce sustainability reports.
Finding: Given propagation of the analysis regarding sustainability reporting leading to improvements in sustainability practices in the fashion industry it is difficult to draw a conclusion from the prolonged argument of “fashion can never be sustainable” (black,
2012); However the analysis show that sustainability reports lead to improvement although the improvements progression is very slow for the short-term.
Introduction
Sustainability is frequently used to describe the process of doing business in an approach that protects the earth and its populations from environmental damages caused by human activities (White, 2009). The word sustainability does not have one meaning, however the most common definition used to define the word in this context is “sustainability is a development that meets the needs of the…