At Inditex we see community investment as an opportunity to contribute to the development of society and care for the planet, paying special attention to the regions where we do business.
In 2022, we updated our Community Investment Policy to align it with our corporate strategy and best practices, articulating it around specific projects in the areas of education, humanitarian aid and environmental protection, all of which framed by a priority, cross-cutting gender perspective.
We carried out 725 social and environmental initiatives which directly benefitted more than 3 million people and entailed a contribution of over €87 million.
Noteworthy new initiatives launched last year include:
- Humanitarian emergence response to the armed conflict in Ukraine, which materialised in support for the Ukraine Flash Appeal and Regional Refugee Response Plan launched by United Nations, the provision of warm clothing through UNHCR and the creation of jobs at Inditex in Europe.
- Establishment of a strategic alliance with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) for the restoration endangered ecosystems in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.
- Agreement with Conservation International covering participation in the Regenerative Fund for Nature with the aim of supporting the transition to regenerative farming practices in the production of raw materials used in the fashion industry.
- Inauguration of the first Zara Home store within the for&from programme, Inditex’s platform for the integration of people with disabilities into the workplace.