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Towards better chemistry in the fashion supply chain

June 2021
Fashion

Mid-Term Review of core support grant to the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals Foundation (ZDHC)

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Accelerating innovation across the fashion industry

June 2021
Fashion

FFG’s performance is impressive, given it is both a relatively new organisation and the difficult context within which it operates. Learn about the external evaluation findings.

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Supporting systems change in the apparel industry

April 2021
Fashion

Measuring the impact of core support grants to Forum for the Future

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Boosting Brazil’s fight against slave labour

April 2021
Fashion

Evaluating the impact of InPACTO’s institutional strengthening grant

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Making data on fashion industry chemicals more accessible

January 2021
Fashion

Evaluation of the pilot initiative - MaterialWise - Enabling access to assessed chemicals for greener, safer chemistry

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Overall Effectiveness Evaluation of C&A Foundation

December 2020

In 2019 C&A Foundation commissioned this independent Overall Effectiveness Evaluation (OEE) of its programmatic and operational effectiveness to inform its work to achieve its vision with a clear understanding of its past performance. The OEE assessed the foundation results across the signature programmes and organisation.

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There is no quick fix when it comes to gender-based violence

December 2020
Fashion

This initiative aimed to improve the lives of apparel workers in certain factories and communities in the National Capital Region (NCR) in India by addressing gender-based violence

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Fighting the Sumangali scheme

November 2020
Fashion

The initiative aimed to end exploitative working conditions in the textile industry in South India.

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Where are we in the fight to save our forests?

November 2020
Fashion

Protecting ancient and endangered forests through a collaborative approach with industry brands and the world's top 10 largest viscose producers. The aim is to motivate and support companies to establish better policies and for viscose producers to audit supply chains and move to alternative circular fibres.

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Multi-targeted approach helps to reduce forced labour

October 2020
Fashion

Freedom Fund and several NGOs in Tamil Nadu in southern India's textile industry wanted to find ways to successfully address labour exploitation.

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Research, Advocacy and Action to Combat Gender-Based Violence in the Apparel Sector

August 2020
Fashion

This initiative aimed to reduce gender-based violence (GBV) against workers in the apparel sectors of Cambodia and Indonesia.

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Fighting Forced Labour through journalism

August 2020
Fashion

The goal of the initiative was to increase the global coverage of the otherwise underreported scourge of modern slavery and trafficking by setting up a unique reporting team to document forced labour in its many forms, with an additional focus on the apparel industry and related issues such as sourcing and supply chains.

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Partner Perception Report 2019 - C&A Foundation

June 2020
Fashion

In February and March of 2019, the Centre for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) undertook the second survey with C&A Foundation’s partners with a 74 percent response rate (86 partners).

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Sustainable Raw Materials

December 2019
Fashion

Accelerating Better Cotton Initiative to Mainstream Sustainable Cotton Production & Uptake.

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Exiting the Education programme in Brazil

December 2019
Fashion

Assure a sustainable and thoughtful transition from Education to Fashion, for both the Education partners and the wider Education field in Brazil.

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Fabric of Change

November 2019
Fashion

The global partnership aimed to invest and support people who create innovative solutions for a socially and environmentally sustainable apparel industry through collaborative entrepreneurship with a particular focus on countries where C&A has a strong presence: Europe, Brazil and Mexico

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Out of Strategy Grant Making

October 2019

The New Ventures Fund (NVF), a philanthropic pool of capital for Water.org, aimed to support an expansive portfolio of innovations to address the global water and sanitation crisis directly affecting people and communities.

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Building Resilience of the Urban Poor (BRUP) Project

August 2019
Fashion

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.

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Sustainable Raw Materials

July 2019
Fashion

As a convening initiative, Cotton 2040 was designed to accelerate progress and maximise the impact of current sustainability initiatives across the global cotton industry.

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Gajimu.com/garmen - Transparency through mobile internet

July 2019
Fashion

The objective of this initiative was to strengthen the transparency of Indonesian garment factories’ compliance with minimum wages and national labor law.

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UP! + Community-based, worker training programme, Bangladesh

June 2019
Fashion

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.

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Accelerating Organic Cotton in China by Replicating Behavioral Change

February 2019
Fashion

This initiative sought to increase domestic cultivation of organic cotton in China and cultivate relationships with key actors to build demand for organic cotton. 

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Giving Refugees a Voice

February 2019
Fashion

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.

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Ending Child and Forced Labour in Apparel Supply Chains in India

February 2019
Fashion

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.

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Management of Long-Term Support/Education Support for the Children of Dead and Missing Workers of Tazreen Fashion

February 2019
Fashion

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

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Reduction of Child Labour

February 2019
Fashion

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.

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Multi Country Sustainable Cotton Programme

December 2018
Fashion

The Multi Country Sustainable Cotton Programme, implemented by CottonConnect and local implementing partners in China, India and Pakistan was funded by C&A Foundation with an overarching goal of promoting sustainable cotton.

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Inspiring World worldwide campaign gives an insight on how to build a successful employee engagement initiative

September 2018
Fashion

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.

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C&A Foundation Better Mills Initiative Evaluation

February 2018
Fashion

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.

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External Evaluation of the Global Humanitarian Partnership between C&A Foundation, C&A and Save the Children

January 2018
Fashion

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.

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Cami

December 2017
Fashion

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.

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Missão Paz

December 2017
Fashion

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.

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C&A Store Giving Programme

September 2017
Fashion

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

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Center for Effective Philanthropy analysis and benchmark

August 2017
Fashion

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.

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Yo Quiero, Yo Puedo, Mexico

June 2017

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.

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Employee Volunteering Programme, Brazil

March 2017
Fashion

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.

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Networks and Alliances Programme, Brazil

March 2017
Fashion

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.

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From Boycott to Boom? A Socio-Environmental Map of Myanmar’s Garment Industry in 2016

January 2017
Fashion

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.

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Clean Cotton

August 2016
Fashion

Clean Cotton (Without Child Labour and Exploitation) [CCWCLE] was initiated in September 2011 in the Indian state of Gujarat, for a period of three years and covering 25 villages. CCWCLE was implemented by terre des hommes (Tdh), Germany, and two local partners – Anandi (Area Networking and Development Initiatives) and Ganatar – with funding from C&A Foundation. The external evaluation covered the period 2011-2015.

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