Our second Primark Sustainability and Ethics Progress Report outlines the progress we’re making against our Primark Cares commitments, following the launch of our strategy in 2021.
Over the past 12 months, we’ve focused on embedding and scaling up pilot projects, taking on early learnings to understand where we can deliver impact and drive change.
Our award-winning Primark Sustainable Cotton Programme (PSCP) began in 2013 with the aim of reducing the environmental impact of our cotton, to support cotton farmers' livelihoods and to improve the traceability of our cotton supply chain for Primark. We’ve now trained almost 300,000 farmers, making it the largest of its kind of any single fashion retailer.
One of the ways we're encouraging our customers to love and wear their clothes for longer is through our free repair workshops. Since 2021, we’ve hosted over 100 workshops in stores across the UK, Republic of Ireland, Netherlands and France, offering 1,600 free places to customers and colleagues. We’ve also created an online customer hub featuring easy-to-follow repair videos, so customers can upskill at home as well.
We’ve committed to further strengthen the durability of our clothes by 2025. We’re working with WRAP, as a signatory to its Textiles 2030 initiative, and have developed an enhanced durability wash standard based on WRAP’s Clothing Longevity Protocol.
We’ve committed to halve our carbon footprint across our entire value chain by 2030. We're proud that this year, our near-term greenhouse gas emissions target was validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), demonstrating that our target is consistent with the global effort to combat climate change.
We have a long-standing commitment to support decent and safe workplaces for the people who make our clothes. For over a decade, we’ve been running and building programmes and initiatives in a number of our sourcing markets to help support workers on areas such as financial resilience or skills development. You can hear more about our mental health awareness programme My Space and worker rights programme My Life here.