Sustainable Development Goals

We welcome the UN Sustainable Development Goals and are committed to contribute to a prosperous and resilient society in which our Partners, customers and industry can thrive, within the means of our planet.

The UN Sustainable Development Goals are a framework of international priority areas as part of the 2030 Sustainable Development agenda, to tackle the biggest global challenges such as extreme poverty and climate change. Core to the goals being achieved is a call for all in society, including business, to play a role. We have reviewed our CR strategy against the SDGs business guidance and we are aligned in a number of areas:

  • We recognise our role and responsibility in society by adopting the UN Guiding Principles for Human Rights
  • Our process for prioritising our CR activity has taken into account our impacts across our whole value chain and we are addressing where our greatest impacts are
  • Our recent work on the CR framework is a recognition of the need for a shift in ambition behind the areas we want to deliver progress on.

 

This year we also joined the British Retail Consortium's new Better Retail, Better World initiative, which uses the Goals as a framework to drive action in the retail industry. We look forward to collaborating with our industry as part of this initiative.

Download our Corporate Responsibility Framework and our priority SDGs (PDF 3.08MB)

CR framework graphic showing the priority Sustainable Developments against our three pillars