Our people drive our business and we’re proud to say we pay our colleagues the real Living Wage. We are committed to ensuring equal opportunities for everyone and providing a fair and supportive workplace. To us, this is more than a legal, moral or ethical necessity – it’s the right thing to do.

From our network of Mental Health First Aiders and apprenticeship development programme to our Employee Voice Group and approach to supplier engagement, we support the people who work for Marshalls as well as those working in our supply chains.

Read more about our work.

Human rights

Marshalls supports human rights as laid out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and we work diligently to support and uphold the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Our approach is to seek out where we might be unintentionally doing harm and to work hard to put this right – but also to go beyond and look at how by doing better we can create a net positive impact, so not just mitigate and remediate, but aim to make a positive contribution.

We’ve been engaged in the elimination of child labour in the Indian sandstone industry since 2005. We made a promise to support and uphold the rights of children through our participation in the UN Global Compact and our commitment to Children’s Rights and Business Principles. What began as a goal to ensure the absence of child labour in our own supply chain and to eradicate child labour in the wider stone sector in India, has led to a deeper understanding of the wider issue of children’s rights.

For more information, read our Modern Slavery Statement or see all the milstones of our human rights initiatives in our timeline.

Our key achievements

  • Living Wage employer and Fair Tax accreditation
  • Award winning employee wellbeing strategy and Mental Health First Aider programme
  • Modern slavery awareness training for our employees
  • In 2023 we raised over £80,000 for the Trussell Trust as well as other charities, and made donations to food banks as well as product donations to community projects
  • We’ve conducted the most detailed mapping process of our natural stone supply chain in China to date
  • We’ve supported new guidance on responsible procurement in the solar sector, an industry collaboration of private and public sector organisations, as well as NGOs
  • Award winning employee wellbeing strategy and Mental Health First Aider programme

Our priorities

  • Focus on DERI (diversity, equity, respect, inclusion)
  • Social value programme
  • Supply chain audit programme
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