Reviewing Our Impacts
In 2015, we completed a detailed review of our approach to human rights. We drew upon stakeholder insight, the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) and a detailed analysis of our potential business impacts. A key part of this work has been the development of our strategic plan for the Ethical Trading Initiative. This focuses on human rights and labour standards in our product supply chains.
Framing Our Activity
We are committed to the UNGPs, which provide a framework to help us understand our impacts and focus our activity in the complex retail landscape. This year, we have provided a more detailed report based on the UNGP Reporting Framework. The report covers our responsibilities to our Partners, customers and supply chain. Given the complexity of retail supply chains and challenges this brings we have focused much of the report on this group of rights holders. A key part of the strategy is respecting the rights of vulnerable workers such as migrant and seasonal workers in our supply chain - we know that they are at particular risk of forced labour and human trafficking. Our Human Rights report outlines our work in this area for the John Lewis Partnership including our two trading divisions Waitrose and John Lewis.
- Our Human Rights and Modern Slavery Report 2015/16 (PDF 3.6MB)
- Our Responsible Sourcing Code of Practice (Goods For Resale) (PDF 50KB)
- Our Responsible Sourcing Code of Practice (Goods Not For Resale) (PDF 47KB)
- Our Human Rights Position Statement (PDF 695KB)
- Our Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy (PDF 50KB)