Through our Ethical Trade Programme, we work to ensure that suppliers meet the standards set out in our Code of Conduct. This covers 44 countries worldwide, though focuses on China, Turkey, Romania, Bangladesh and Vietnam, where the majority of our goods are made.
Over half of the goods we sell in store come from just 20 suppliers. In total, we work with 551 suppliers who in turn work with 864 factories. Despite rarely being the predominant brand in any of these factories - we are proud of our long-standing relationships with our network of international suppliers - 55% of whom have worked with us for three years or more.
Our Ethical Trade programme consists of:
- An Ethical Audit Programme which includes an annual audit for all factories we work with
- Strategic Country Activities for addressing country-specific concerns
- Ethical Trade Projects to tackle issues at a supplier and factory level
- Modern Slavery Prevention activities to prevent any element of slavery in our supply chains