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At Burberry, our purpose underpins the choices we make as an organisation. Enshrined in the statement Creativity Opens Spaces, our purpose is the shared belief that through creativity, we can push boundaries and explore new possibilities for our people, our customers and our communities. Being creatively driven, forward thinking, open and caring, and proud of our heritage are hallmarks of our organisation at its best. These values have remained at the core of our brand since Thomas Burberry founded the Company in 1856. Our commitment to ESG-related matters is the purest expression of our purpose and values. We are committed to building not only a financially stronger Burberry but also a better company that is a force for good in the world.

Disclosure plays a key role in driving meaningful change. By learning from others and sharing our progress, we can help drive accountability, for ourselves and for our industry. In FY 2020/21, we focused on three areas:
• Creating the conditions for creativity to thrive by championing diversity and inclusion and ensuring the wellbeing of our people
• Supporting our communities, and particularly young people, by providing them with the skills, confidence and opportunities to succeed
• Creating a more sustainable future for luxury by reducing our environmental impacts and helping transform our industry

We are recognised for our efforts around ESG, with highlights including:
• Dow Jones Sustainability Index: inclusion in the World and Europe Indices for the sixth consecutive year
• FTSE4Good Index: constituent
• Responsibility100 Index: ranked fifth in the FTSE 100
• Sustainalytics: negligible risk rating, ranked first in our industry (textiles and apparel) and sub-industry (luxury apparel)
• CDP: A List and achieved the Supplier Engagement Leader Award
• Included in the Bloomberg Gender‑Equality Index 2021
• Maintained leading position in FTSE 100 for women in leadership, as recognised by the final report from the Hampton-Alexander Review for FTSE 100 companies


Thomas Burberry


Burberry is a global luxury brand with a distinctly British attitude. We have an extensive network of stores which allows us to interact directly with customers around the world. 

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Creativity is the thread that connects Burberry’s past with its future. Guided by our purpose, we are creating the next generation of sustainable luxury for our customers and helping transform our industry.

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Burberry is committed to using its position and influence to drive social and environmental improvements and foster sustainability innovation in the value chain, from the sourcing of raw materials to the manufacturing of finished products and distribution through our stores and wholesalers. We are also committed to enlist the support of investors in delivering these ambitions by linking Burberry’s sustainability strategy to its funding requirements.


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As a luxury brand, a global retail network and a supply chain touching the lives of thousands of people worldwide, we are committed to being socially and environmentally responsible. We support a range of programmes, which cover our operations and supply chain, all designed to drive positive change. Burberry’s history of supporting its communities is rooted in the altruism of its founder, Thomas Burberry. This spirit of championing communities and youth remains at Burberry today, through partnerships with organisations making a positive impact around the world. This builds on our want to provide young people with the skills, confidence, and opportunities to succeed, overcoming the structural barriers that so many face today.

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The Board is collectively responsible for promoting Burberry’s long-term success, for setting its strategic aims and ensuring a framework of prudent and effective controls.


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We are committed to building strong, diverse teams of outstanding individuals who are inspired by our heritage and fuelled by creativity, curiosity and care.

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