Top stories this week on just-style include a look at a new supply chain ranking that rates H&M, Inditex and Nike as leaders, how Asos is embracing transparency on its sustainability journey, new Plan A 2025 eco and ethical targets from Marks & Spencer, and the threat of subcontracting in Cambodia's garment industry.

H&M, Inditex and Nike ranked supply chain leaders
Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M, Zara brand owner Inditex and sportswear giant Nike are not only among the world's leading brands, they also have some of the best supply chains too, according to a new review.

How Asos is embracing the challenge of transparency
Visibility of the entire supply chain is the building block to both short and long-term progress in sustainability and ethical trade, according to Tara Luckman, fabric and sustainability manager at online apparel retailer Asos. "All roads lead to transparency. If our practices in the fashion industry are not good enough to tell our customers about, then they're just not good enough."

Cambodia subcontracting threat for garment industry
Cambodia's garment industry could be ramping up its use of subcontractors as new figures show exports continued to grow at a solid pace in 2016 but the number of factories and workers declined.

M&S sets out new sustainability goals for Plan A 2025
Marks & Spencer is teaming up with Oxfam to gain a deeper understanding of the link between sourcing practices and human rights impacts in India – and will also disclose raw material supplier details as part of a new Plan A 2025 eco and ethical programme launched today (1 June).

Trade Tracker – Pragmatism breaks out all round...sort of
Despite earlier threats of chaos, something resembling sanity seems to have hit most of the world's major trading nations during May.