BRUP aimed to support communities affected by disasters in C&A's sourcing areas in Bangladesh. It was an integrated initiative that built the resilience of targeted communities to effectively cope with seasonal and unanticipated disasters and mitigate the impact of manmade and natural disasters on poor and vulnerable households.
As a convening initiative, Cotton 2040 was designed to accelerate progress and maximise the impact of current sustainability initiatives across the global cotton industry.
The objective of this initiative was to strenghten the transparency of Indonesian garment factories’ compliance with minimum wages and national labor law.
The objective of this initiative was to improve the lives of workers in the Bangladesh readymade garment (RMG) sector by providing them with training on essential life-skills, individual and collective skills required to mitigate workplace risks and strengthen worker rights.
This initiative sought to increase domestic cultivation of organic cotton in China and cultivate relationships with key actors to build demand for organic cotton.
This initiative used social media to try and improve the working conditions for Syrian Refugees working in the Turkish apparel industry and ran from 2017 – 2018.
In January 2015, C&A Foundation and Li & Fung Foundation jointly set up a trust fund, the Tazreen Factory Victim Workers’ Children Welfare Fund (TCWF) to provide financial support covering basic needs for the 89 children of missing or deceased workers from the 2012 Tazreen factory disaster in Bangladesh
The two-year pilot initiative implemented by Goodweave, was designed to establish a new sourcing system, which over time will increase apparel supply chain visibility and offer improved working conditions for homeworkers.
This evaluation is of the Multi Country Sustainable Cotton Programme, implemented by CottonConnect and local implementing partners in China, India and Pakistan. This initiative was funded by C&A Foundation. The evaluation took place from July 2017 to November 2017.
From Inspiring Women to Inspiring World, C&A Foundation’s worldwide campaign gives an insight on how to build a successful volunteering initiative
Since 2015 , C&A Foundation has teamed up with C&A to conduct a global campaign that invites every employee to dream big, have fun and participate in raising funds for charities. Here the team from Inspiring World share their insights and lessons learned.
External Evaluation of the Global Humanitarian Partnership between C&A Foundation, C&A and Save the Children
In 2015, the Global Humanitarian Partnership was formed between C&A Foundation, C&A and Save the Children (SC) and focused on humanitarian response and disaster risk reduction (DRR). The progamme was assessed on four areas, the partnership, humanitarian response, DRR and children's rights and business principles.
The Better Mills Initiative (BMI) was launched in 2013 by Solidaridad, in partnership with C&A and H&M among others, in order to improve the sustainability performance of textile wet processing in the fashion supply chain in China. C&A Foundation co-funded this initiative. The evaluation took place from October 2016 to March 2017.
The partnership with Centro de Apoio e Pastoral do Migrante (CAMI) began in 2013 and remains active until today. This independent evaluation took place between April and July 2017 and had a dual role: on the one hand, to analyse its relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability, and on the other, to identify strategic lessons to improve the partnership and inform future initiatives.
The partnership with Missão Paz began in 2006 and remains active until today. This independent evaluation took place between April and July 2017 and had a dual role: on the one hand, to analyse its relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability, and on the other, to identify strategic lessons to improve the partnership and inform future initiatives.
The Store Giving Programme (SGP) was established in 2006 and is active in 21 countries across Europe where C&A operates. Since 2011, it has been funded and administratively supported by C&A Foundation and implemented by C&A
At the end of 2016, The Centre for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) was commissioned to conduct a “Grantee Perception Survey” on the C&A Foundation. Approximately, 47 partners highlighted both the positive and negative aspects of working with C&A Foundation and the areas for improvement.
The Yo Quiero, Yo Puedo (YQYP) initiative was funded by Fundacion C&A, Mexico and implemented by the Mexican Institute for Family and Population Research (Yo Quiero Yo Puedo - IMIFAP). It aimed to empower more than 2,500 employees (workers and mid-level supervisors) within Mexican apparel factories between 2014 and 2016.
Phase Two of the Network and Alliances Programme (NAP) introduced by Instituto C&A Brazil supported eight networks for three years (2013-2015). The objective was to 'promote the cooperation, convergence and multiplication of efforts between organisations and people to help children and adolescents in Brazil, especially related to education.' The independent evaluation took place in the second half of 2016.
Since 1991, Instituto C&A and C&A Brazil have implemented the Employee Volunteering Programme (EVP). It engages around 2,500 C&A employees in almost 300 business units, in 120 cities, across 25 of the 26 Brazilian states.The independent evaluation assessed the last programme cycle (2013-2015) and took place between March and September 2016.
The C&A Foundation commissioned Impactt – a consultancy specialising in ethical trade, human rights, and labour standards – to look at the socio-environmental impact of the dramatic growth of Myanmar's garment industry.