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.


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.


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.

Member since 1998

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

Member 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.

Member 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.

Member since 2010

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

Member 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.

Member since 2022

Pentland Brands is a member of Nirapon, a non-profit organisation that maintains high safety standards in over 300 factories in Bangladesh. Pentland Brands supports Nirapon’s safety monitoring efforts, offers educational programmes and promotes access to its helpline for factory workers.


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.


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

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 2021

We’ll work with Unitas Youth Zone to champion the next generation, providing mentoring support to help build employability skills.

Supporters since 2021

Through Oxfam GB, we offer support to migrant families in China who cannot access public services, and who struggle to access education and social support.


Making The Leap transforms the futures of disadvantaged young people in the UK. Pentland Brands supports by hosting insight days and events to help develop confidence and employability skills, supporting more young people to succeed in their careers.

Supporters since 2021

charity: water is a nonprofit organisation bringing clean and safe water to people around the world. Pentland Brands works with charity: water to give more people access to clean water, with a focus on communities in its sourcing markets.

Supporters since 2022

Founded in 2000, Room to Read is creating a world free from illiteracy and gender inequality. Pentland Brands works with Room to Read to help children in low-income communities develop literacy skills, succeed in school and navigate important life decisions.

Lendwithcare helps people in low-income countries to work their way out of poverty. Pentland Brands works with Lendwithcare to support low-income entrepreneurs, helping them develop their businesses and transform their lives.

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.


JD Sports Fashion plc 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.