Date published 20 October 2020

The 24th October is UN Day, and this year marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations and its founding Charter.

As a business, Marshalls has been a signatory to the UN Global Compact since 2009. Part of this commitment is adopting the UNGC’s principles under the pillars of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. This week, to commemorate the occasion, we have published a number of articles which look at the ways in which we are upholding these principles and working towards a better future. Click each heading below to read the article.

Human Rights – Marshalls’ Business and Human Rights Lead, Elaine Mitchel-Hill takes a look at how important it is to keep human rights on track during a pandemic.

Labour – With women making up only 25% of the workforce of the average manufacturing business, our Talent Director Lisa Villers shares some steps we’re taking at Marshalls to tackle gender balance.

Environment – Sustainability Director Chris Harrop OBE looks at why Marshalls is the first in the industry to commit to Science-Based Targets to tackle climate change.

Anti-corruption – A look at a number of the ways in which we avoid corruption within our business and supply chain, written by Shiv Sibal, Marshalls Group General Counsel and Company Secretary.

In addition to the above, we have also published an article about what it means to be a Responsible Business, including four ways in which Marshalls operates to achieve this.

For more information about our Sustainability work in general, visit our website.