C&A Foundation 2014 highlights

In 2014, C&A Foundation portfolio was larger than ever before, increasing by 25% since 2013.

€14m 2011
€18m 2012
€23m 2013
€29m 2014

In 2014

  • 25%

    increase in our financing since 2013

  • 26

    new initiatives were financed across our three signature programmes

  • 66,850

    expected beneficiaries in apparel industry focused initiatives

  • 4

    multi-stakeholder initiatives supported (Textile Exchange, Organic Cotton Accelerator, Organic and Fair Trade Cotton Secretariat, Sustainable Apparel Coalition)

  • We judge our progress toward results

    In 2014, we rated all of those strategic initiatives that we running over a year.



    17

    Green: Achievement of outputs/outcomes. Conditions to support long-term impact. Barriers are mitigated.

    11

    Amber:Some evidence of achievement of outputs /outcomes. Progress towards long-term impact. Barriers not mitigated

    1

    Red:Little evidence of progress towards outputs /outcomes / long-term impact



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    Joerg Boethling

    Where our finances went

    €3.9 millioncommitted to improving the lives and livelihoods of smallholder cotton farmers11 initiatives funded in 2014

    €2.1 millioncommitted to enabling just and dignified working conditions13 initiatives funded in 2014

    €3.1 millioncommitted to eradicating forced labour in the supply chain2 initiatives funded in 2014

    €7.1 millioncommitted to support other strategic initiatives with an expected reach of about 34,000 beneficiaries, supporting a range of projects from environmental and water footprint, to sustainable lives, innovation, and coalition building

    €4.6 millioncommitted to humanitarian and disaster relief initiatives assisting over 22,500 people

    €1.1 millioncommitted to support employee engagement initiatives (Volunteers, Total 4,606 of which in Brazil, 4,500)

    €4.4 millioncommitted to support early childhood education programmes in Brazil, reaching around 43,100 children adolescents and educators

    €2.7 millioncommitted to store giving programmes in Europe through 516 grants to assist families and children

    Geographical distribution
    (by country)

    Improving the lives and livelihoods of smallholder cotton farmers
    Region
    EUR
    China
    136,484
    India
    3,205,537
    Pakistan
    109,884
    Tanzania
    28,764
    Regional Asia
    429,834
    Global
    27,896
    Total
    3,938,400
    Eradicating forced labour in the supply chain
    Region
    EUR
    India
    2,416,848
    Regional Asia
    700,000
    Global
    29,515
    Total
    3,146,363
    Enabling just and dignified working conditions
    Region
    EUR
    Bangladesh
    593,671
    China
    17,137
    Turkey
    595,800
    Regional Asia
    109,227
    Global
    803,094
    Total
    2,118,930