PFC'eres sundheds- og miljøskadelige effekter: - H&M-Groups valg om at udfase PFC'ere

Camilla Toft Petersen, Linda Jørgensen & Isabell Bøgh Kristiansen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


PFC is a collective term for a number of chemical compounds, of which their properties have been used for impregnation for over 50 years. Several studies have shown that PFC's chemical properties also can cause a variety of hazardous health and environmental effects. The project has its focal point on H&M-Group’s choice of phasing out PFC’s from their production from the 1st January 2013. The choice is a part of their CSR strategy 'Conscious'. The project has its theoretical fundamental basis in Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe's discursive approach to power, the concept of "From Government to Governance" including network steering, the chemical legislation REACH, risk management and the theory of CSR. Through a discursive approach to the studied field, this project will examine how H&M-Group in interaction with the civil society, hereunder including Greenpeace, have achieved the common comprehension of PFC's positive and negative characteristics that have led to the choice of phasing out PFC's from H&M-Group's textile production. Furthermore, the project is examining the importance of science and regulation to this interaction. The project concludes that the regulation of chemicals is a scope for common understanding of PFC's positive and negative characteristics, in the network. Thus the negative properties can be said to have made an implicit major impact on H&M-Group's branding as a health and environmental oriented clothing manufacturer. H&M-Group is seeking to achieve the role of 'the good' in the network, in order to become frontrunners on the market by dealing through this branding as an operator.

UddannelserTekSam - miljøplanlægning, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato1 jan. 2013
VejledereOle Erik Hansen


  • CSR
  • Risikohåndtering i virksomheder
  • Udfasning
  • PFC'ere
  • Greenpeace
  • H&M