We’re committed to being an environmentally and socially responsible business, so we work in collaboration with organisations which share this goal. We are active members and supporters of the organisations listed.

Signatory since 2001

The UN Global Compact is a global call to businesses to align their strategies with environmental and societal goals. We are a signatory to the UN Global Compact and fully support its ten principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

Co-founders and members

The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) is an independent non-profit association, representing the global sporting goods industry. It promotes responsible business practices and encourage more people to become involved in sport.

Co-founders and members

The Institute of Business Ethics promotes high standards of business behaviour based on ethical values. It aids organisations to strengthen their ethical culture through the sharing of knowledge and good practice.

Co-founders and members since 1998

This alliance of companies, trade unions and voluntary organisations collaborates to improve the lives of workers around the world.

Co-founders and members since 2016

Pentland Brands is a founding member of Action, Collaboration, Transformation (ACT) which brings together brands, retailers, manufacturers and trade unions to address the issue of living wages in the textile and garment supply chain.

Co-founders and members since 2011

This industry alliance, of which Pentland Brands is a member, focuses on developing tools to improve and standardise the reporting of environmental impact across the supply chain.

Members since 2010

This is an industry collaborative effort to reduce the use and impact of harmful substances in the apparel and footwear supply chain.

Members since 2007

This industry group aims to improve the environmental compliance and performance capabilities of tanners and promotes sustainable business practices within the leather industry.


We support a number of academic institutions and charities doing great work for the arts and education, the environment and sustainability and promoting health and well-being through sport.

We also encourage our people to volunteer their time to support charities and to share their business experience within schools and colleges in their local communities.

Supporters since 2015

We founded the Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business at Lancaster University in 2015. The Centre supports innovative sustainability research to find practical solutions to social and environmental challenges.

We work with UCL to offer a Global Public Policy masters scholarship. The programme offers talented young professionals from the southern hemisphere a chance to study at two of the world’s top universities – with teaching split between UCL and NYU – as well as an internship with Pentland.


Our Pentland Brands division supports a number of charity partners working across sports, the arts and education.

Supporters since 2015

We’re collaborating to use sport to teach employability skills to young people living in slums in Mumbai, India.

Supporters since 2019

We’re supporting the development of online learning resources that enable more young people, especially women, in Thailand to access the craft sector to support economic empowerment through educational opportunities.

Supporters since 2018

We’ll support sports festivals and outreach programmes in Blackburn, London, Nottingham and Sunderland to help tackle childhood obesity in disadvantaged communities through fun and inclusive sports programmes for schools.

Supporters since 2018

We’ll help Panathlon expand its swim programme for young people with disabilities to involve over 5,000 disabled swimmers and more than 1,000 young leaders over three years.

Supporters since 2000

We partner with In Kind Direct to help channel our donations of surplus stock to good causes. Since 2000, we’ve donated a total of £2.8million in estimated retail value of products.

Supporters since 2011

Our Pentland Brands division runs an annual Masterclass as part of the Saturday Club Trust’s year-long National Saturday Club programme. This free creative education programme gives 13–16 year olds the opportunity to study a subject they love every Saturday at their local university, college or cultural institution.


Our JD Sports division endeavours to support charities working with young people, making a difference in the communities in which it operates.

Founded in 2015

The mission of the JD Foundation is to support charities working with disadvantaged young people in the UK. The Foundation has raised £2.5m to support charities since it was established and in 2018, it supported 13 charities with a focus on physical health, mental health and homelessness.

Founded in 1998

The Finish Line Youth Foundation strives to make a difference in the lives of youth in the communities where employees and customers live, work and play. By the end of 2019, it will have awarded more than $20 million in funding to support youth, Special Olympics athletes and Boys & Girls Clubs kids nationwide.