Global DE&I strategy and policy
- Our diversity, equity and inclusion strategy focuses on attracting and retaining diverse top talent, fostering an open and inclusive culture, educating and raising awareness and implementing a global approach
- We introduced a Global D&I policy, including clear guidelines and stronger accountability measures to ensure we attract and retain a diverse workforce
- Read more about our DE&I strategy here.
- We require all our supply chain partners to meet our responsible sourcing standards and audit requirements. Find out more about our Code of Conduct here.
- We regularly assess human rights risks and carry out training on human rights. Find out more about our human rights policy here.
- Responsibility for the Human Rights Policy lies with Burberry’s Chief Executive Officer, while day-to-day operational responsibility lies with our Chief People Officer and global HR team, who ensure that the policy is upheld in our direct operations. The Chief Supply Chain Officer and Vice President of Corporate Responsibility are responsible for overseeing human rights in our supply chain. Each individual in our sourcing team has personal objectives related to ethical trading, which has been a key driver in embedding responsibility into our way of working.
- Human rights risks are reported via the Burberry Ethics Committee, chaired by the General Counsel, and attended by the Company Secretary, Senior Vice President of Risk Management and Audit, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and Director of Asset and Profit Protection. The Ethics Committee reports to the Risk Committee, which reports to the Audit Committee at Board level.
- Annually, we disclose to a number of organisations such as NGOs and investor indices. We have included a number of reports below to demonstrate our transparency on this topic.
- BHRC Covid response
- CHRB 2020 Scorecard
- KTC 2021
UK Living Wage
- We have been an accredited Living Wage employer in the UK since 2016. In 2022, we brought forward the new UK real Living Wage pay rates as defined by the Living Wage Foundation by more than six months to support colleagues.