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At Next, corporate responsibility means addressing a wide range of key social, safety,
service and environmental issues to ensure we continue to run our business in an
ethical way. This sees us develop positive relationships with our suppliers, look
after our employees, take responsibility for our impact on the environment and develop
healthy links with the communities in which we operate.
Through our ethical trading programme we continue to make certain our products are
made in a clean and safe environment, in accordance with all relevant legislation
and by workers who are treated with respect and paid fairly.
As part of our commitment to raising working standards, we remain an active board
member of the Ethical Trading Initiative - an alliance of companies, NGOs and trade
unions working together to promote the implementation of corporate codes of practice
which cover supply chain conditions.
We are committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment in which our
employees can achieve their full potential and have opportunities for both professional
and personal development. An environment in which they are supported and respected,
treated fairly, listened to and involved.
We have developed many innovative policies for the recruitment, training and development
of our people, and remain committed to investing time and resources to support,
engage and motivate them to feel valued, be able to develop rewarding careers and
want to stay with us.
We recognise we have a responsibility to work towards minimising the direct impact
our business has on the environment, and we have a significant role to play in tackling
climate change. Throughout the business we are working to reduce our environmental
impact, the waste we produce, the energy we consume, the carbon intensity of our
activities and the natural resources we use.
We aim to make a positive impact on our local communities by contributing to their
wellbeing through a programme of support achieved by offering funding, products
or the time and expertise of our employees. We have also started working with overseas
organisations to support local communities in the 48 countries in which our products
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