We’re committed to respecting the communities and environments in which we operate. This commitment is at the heart of our Business Standards and we have detailed policies to help us put these into practice. Our policies make our expectations clear to our employees, business partners and suppliers.

We believe in doing the right thing, not the easy thing – both as individuals and as an organisation. That means doing business ethically, supporting our people, minimising our impact on the environment and partnering with others to drive our sustainability agenda.

All Group companies, in which we hold 50% or more equity, are required to comply with our policies and we use our influence to help others increase their impact where we can.

As a UK listed company, JD Sports Fashion plc has its own separate corporate responsibility commitments, detailed in its annual Social Impact Report.

Supporting people and planet

As a family business, giving back to our communities and contributing to a more sustainable planet is part of who we are.

We aim to minimise the impact of our operations on the environment by cutting our carbon footprint, limiting waste and engaging our employees. We also work with charity partners to reduce waste and recycle products by donating surplus products to charity projects.

We partner with Lancaster University to support the Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business. The centre focuses on encouraging businesses and academics to find practical solutions to real world problems through six areas of research: ethical supply chains; scaling up business solutions; sustainable soils and land use; food, energy and water issues; ecosystems risk; and, sustainable lifestyles and cities.

We aim to support charities and local communities. The JD Foundation is committed to creating positive social impact by supporting charities working with disadvantaged young people across the UK.

You can find more information about our corporate responsibility work and progress in our latest Corporate Responsibility review.

UN Global Compact

We are a signatory to the UN Global Compact and fully support its ten principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. We partner with NGOs, academics and others in our industry to create change for the better and we report on our work and progress in these areas in our annual Corporate Responsibility review.

People are at the heart of what we do

Treating people fairly is fundamental to our commitment to the UN Global Compact. This applies to our own business and our supply chain.

We focus on creating products our customers can be proud to wear, demanding high standards for workers in our supply chain, supporting our own people so they can achieve their best, and giving back to our communities.

Our employees play a vital role in helping us succeed as a business and deliver on our corporate responsibility ambitions across the Group. We aim to create an inclusive workforce where everyone is welcomed, supported and encouraged to grow and contribute.