Production of protective gear for hospitals, relief for affected communities around the US, and a way for customers to contribute to the effort.
By: Angela Redding
Los Angeles, CA, (The Hollywood Times) 4/21/2020-“The Coronavirus is dramatically affecting each and every one of us, and H&M Group is, like many other organisations, trying our best to help in this extraordinary situation. We see this is as a first step in our efforts to support in any way we can. We are all in this together, and have to approach this as collectively as possible,” stated Anna Gedda, Head of Sustainability H&M Group
Hennes & Mauritz AB is identified around the world by its red initials H&M. The clothing chain which offers clothing for men, women, teens, and children is stepping up to meet the need for protective gear for those on the front line who are fighting the coronavirus around the world.
Like many other companies, H&M has made the decision to close all its retail stores in the United States until further notice because of the pandemic. Online shopping is still available but currently, they are unable to provide online services that they normally offer in connection with their stores (Ship to Store, Online Return in Store and Find in Store).
COVID-19 has brought a change in how H&M USA does business.
H&M is using its immense resources to help slow the spread of the virus and protect health care workers and vulnerable groups in an array of ways.
One significant change is the shift their supply-chain is undergoing. Since March 22, instead of clothing, many suppliers are now manufacturing large quantities of personal protective gear that H&M donates to hospitals and health care workers around the world.