At the John Lewis Partnership, we do what we can to support important causes that matter to our customers and our Partners. That’s why earlier this year, two of our wonderful Partners, Vinny and Mateusz, went to Poland to help the Polish Red Cross distribute two lorries of Waitrose & Partners products, which travelled more than 1,000 miles from Milton Keynes to Krakow.
Those trips and convoys have continued, too. Almost twenty lorries have now reached Krakow - carrying over 500,000 items desperately needed by the Polish Red Cross to distribute to Ukrainians, such as pasta and tinned foods.
Our Partners across the country have wanted to make a difference in their own way. They’ve forged relationships with the Association of Ukrainians in 23 different areas of the UK. This organisation is doing vital work to help refugees who’ve arrived in this country. Our shops, distribution centres and offices are supporting by donating clothing, providing food and drinks for welcome events or offering meeting spaces and Partner volunteer help.
We’re not perfect but we are trying hard to make what we stand for as a business - ‘working in Partnership for a happier world’ really mean something even in these difficult times.