Anna Gedda was appointed Head of Sustainability at H&M group in January 2015. At this point, she also became a member of the company’s executive management team. In her role, Anna Gedda is responsible to drive and implement sustainability throughout the H&M group together with a global team of more than 250 people. Since the start in her role, Anna has lead the work to set a new long-term sustainability strategy for the H&M group with the vision to lead the change towards a circular and renewable fashion industry, while being a fair and equal company. This includes, for example, the goals to only use recycled or other sustainably sourced materials by 2030 and to become climate positive throughout the value chain by 2040. The strategy also covers the work to ensure that everyone in the company’s global supply chain has access to a fair job, including both support of a well-functioning workplace relationship at garment factories and safety and well-being of garment workers, as well as fair living wages.
Before taking over as Head of Sustainability at H&M group, Anna Gedda held different roles at the company’s Sustainability Department from 2008 onwards, including Social Sustainability Program Developer and Social Sustainability Manager. Anna, with a background at the Ministry of Finance, holds a Master’s degree in Political Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics.