Nordic fashion chain KappAhl has issued its latest sustainability report in which it outlines its achievements over the past year - including sustainably branding 18% of its range.

"We are very proud that much has been done in the area of sustainability, but we are all extremely aware that there is an infinite amount still to do," said president and CEO Johan Åberg.

"It is important that we continue on our staked-out path."

The group, which published a list of its suppliers in October to increase transparency and speed its textile production, has carried out a large number of inspections and follow-up visits to suppliers, according to the report.

The company has also signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, which is working to establish a fire and building safety programme by which manufacturers and retailers must abide to improve working conditions. To date, more than 100 companies have joined.

Among other achievements noted in the report, KappAhl said it was one of the initiators of SWAR, a Swedish project for cleaner textile production in India.

It has also carried out 1,500 tests in independent laboratories to minimise unwanted chemicals in its products. 

Click here to download the full report.