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Human Rights

Working to respect, uphold, preserve and promote human rights.

Marshalls supports human rights consistent with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In conducting business across the globe we respect these rights and seek to uphold, preserve and promote them.

Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.

We support human rights as laid out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. As we go about our daily business across the globe we work hard to make sure that we fully respect these rights. We also look for opportunities to uphold, preserve and promote human rights.

The UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights were unanimously endorsed by UN Human Rights' Council in 2011. They provide companies with a roadmap to help them ensure that they are respecting human rights.

Respect

The corporate responsibility to respect human rights means acting with due diligence to avoid infringing on the rights of others, and addressing any harms that do occur. A company's responsibility to respect applies across all of its business activities; including business relationships with third parties, those in its supply chain and value chain.

Business should make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses

Programme

We have a long-running human rights programme in place to ensure that we’re not infringing upon the rights of others. To help us make good business choices we regularly analyse a wide range of global human rights data & information. This helps to inform our human rights programme which includes; human rights impact assessments, human rights compliance assessments, Children's Rights and Business Principles, Women's Empowerment Principles, human rights policy development & embedding, and human rights training throughout the organisation and also with our suppliers. To view all our documents, visit our publications and document library.

Modern

Slavery

& supply chain

Transparency

The UK Government Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires all businesses in the UK with a turnover in excess of £36m to publish an annual slavery and human trafficking statement. This much include the steps they have taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any of its supply chains or businesses. You can read our first Modern Slavery Statement here.

Marshalls Human Rights Due Diligence & Modern Slavery Risk Mapping processes clearly show the heightened risks of modern slavery in sourcing countries. View Country Profiles and information which explains the data sources here.