Publish the Group’s supply chain for private label products on our corporate website(s) by 2025. The supply chain to be published for Fashion, Beauty and Home will include finished goods, fabrics, yarn, and farm. The supply chain to be published for food products will only be for specific commodities.
We are committed to ensuring that we and our suppliers operate in a way that respects workers’ rights, maintains safe working conditions, upholds local employment laws, and protects the environment and the welfare of animals. Not only is this what our customers expect, but we believe that suppliers and business partners who share our values, with safe, environmentally responsible, and fair working conditions, produce the best quality goods. In recognition of the move towards radical transparency, having a fully transparent and traceable supply chain published on our corporate website(s) will hold us to account for ensuring an ethical supply chain, and provide visibility to our customers and other stakeholders on where our products come from.
Our approach to ethical sourcing includes:
Obtaining full visibility of the various tiers in the supply chain will require additional investment in information collection and reporting systems. As our suppliers change over time in response to changing business requirements, keeping our published list of suppliers up to date will require focused effort. Furthermore, disclosing our supply chain may put our competitive advantage at risk in areas where we have built and established enduring relationships with key strategic suppliers.
Publication of supply chains
More information on our performance against this goal can be found in our annual Good Business Journey Report.