Pentland Group is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and fully supports its ten principles on human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.

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. To do this, our businesses have policies that make their expectations clear to their employees, business partners and suppliers.

All wholly owned subsidiaries are required to comply with our policies or operate to equivalent standards, and we use our influence to help JD Sports Fashion plc and affiliate businesses increase their impact where we can.


Treating people fairly is fundamental to our commitment to the UN Global Compact. This applies to our businesses and their supply chains.

Our businesses focus on creating products their customers can be proud to wear, demanding high standards for workers in their supply chains and supporting their own people to achieve their best.

We want our businesses to create inclusive workplaces where everyone is welcomed, supported and encouraged to grow and contribute. Employees play a vital role in helping our businesses succeed and deliver on their corporate responsibility ambitions.

The Pentland Brands policies are set out in its ‘Our Standards’ document. JD Sports Fashion plc and affiliate businesses have their own independent boards and set their own policies on corporate governance and risk management.


Our businesses aim to minimise the impact of their operations on the environment by cutting their carbon footprint, limiting waste and off-setting emissions. They also work with partners to reduce waste and recycle products by donating surplus items to charity projects.

In 2015, we founded the Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business at Lancaster University. 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.

Our businesses partner with NGOs, academics and others in our industry to create change for the better and we report on their work and progress in our annual Corporate Responsibility review.

You can find out more about the work and progress in this area in the latest reports.

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As a family business, giving back to our communities is part of who we are and our businesses support a number of charity and local community programmes.

The JD Foundation is committed to creating a positive social impact by supporting charities working with disadvantaged young people across the UK. More information on this is available in the JD annual report.

Pentland Brands has committed to giving 1% of its profits to charity every year and, over the next ten years, will donate half a million products to those most in need.