/ In 2014, Inditex had 6683 stores globally and 137,054 employees.
/ In 2014, Inditex had 1625 suppliers of which each contributed production over 20,000 units/year. Inditex requires all suppliers to report their manufacturers, allowing Inditex to check their production capacity. Inditex suppliers reported using 5383 factories in 2014.
/ Inditex communicates the number of employees associated with factories in each of its geographical clusters in its 2014 Annual Report. The total number of employees in these clusters in 2014 was 1,123,576.
/ In 2014, Inditex’s annual revenue was €18.12 billion, which is approximately $19.815 billion.
/ In 2014 the brand made over a billion units, specifically 1,018,995,911 units.
/ Inditex shares a list of the number of factories and suppliers located in each country in its 2014 Annual Report.
/ Inditex does not publicly share a list of supplier names and addresses.
/ It is unclear if Inditex can trace its entire supply chain.
/ In April 2016, The Fashion Transparency Index gave Inditex a “Top Rating”. This rating means that the company is making significant efforts in the given areas, and has made some or most of this information publicly available.
/ Inditex shares a sustainablity balance sheet in its 2014 Annual Report. This balance sheet breaks down the results from the brand’s different sustainability initiatives.
/ Inditex states that only those meeting the requirements established by its Code of Conduct can enter their supply chain.
/ In 2014, 46 internal auditors and 827 external auditors completed 2463 production audits for Inditex and 266 breaches were detected, giving a compliance rate of 89%. 85% of the brand’s suppliers had an A or B rating.
/ The brand has implemented programs in countries such as Portugal, Morocco, Turkey, Argentina, Brazil, Tunisia and China to promote collective bargaining through freely chosen worker representatives.
/ In 2014, Inditex was part of a collaborative multi stakeholder effort to urge the Cambodian government to increase the minimum wage. The Government of Cambodia announced a new minimum wage of $128 per month for 2015, an increase of 28%.
/ In May 2015, Reporter Brasil and SOMO released a report with the opinion that Inditex’s supply chain monitoring is not 100% effective. The organisations also state that Inditex is not fulfilling all of its obligations as laid down in an agreement with the Labour Prosecutor’s Office following a 2011 incident that saw sweatshop conditions discovered in its supply chain: according to the Guardian the government “rescued” 15 workers from a factory subcontracted by AHA, the company responsible for 90% of Zara’s Brazilian production. Fourteen of the workers were Bolivians with one from Peru. One worker was aged 14.
/ After The India Committee of the Netherlands released a report in January 2016 on the “appalling living conditions” and “restricted freedom of movement” of young migrant workers in Bangalore, India, the brand has responded pledged to take serious action in correcting both living and working conditions.
/ In 2015, Inditex reported that it would commence a permanent initiative, InHealth, to promote a healthy lifestyle among its employees by means of a platform for healthy activities, sports challenges, regular newsletters, nutritional advice and a health library. The brand aims to be certified as the healthiest company in Spain.
/ The brand has implemented two projects to promote the integration of people with special needs or that are in a vulnerable situation into the labour market.
/ Inditex breaks down its investments in social programs by year, contribution type, category and geographical region in it 2014 Annual Report.
/ Inditex contributed €1 million to Médecins sans Frontières to support the organisation’s efforts to provide immediate support to combat the Ebola epidemic in Médecins Sans Frontières intervention centres in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to respond to an urgent need for aid.
/ During 2014, Inditex allocated more than €7 million in one-off contributions, both monetary and in-kind, which were channelled through more than 200 social organizations.
/ In 2016, Inditex allocated €3.7m to Water.org to improve access to safe water and sanitation in developing areas. The contribution will facilitate more than 33,000 microloans for this purpose and will benefit more than 160,000 people in Bangladesh and Cambodia.