Download Primark's Sustainability & Ethics Progress Report here:
The aim of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 is to tackle human trafficking and modern slavery. For businesses, the Act states that any organization in the UK with a turnover of over 36 million British pounds is required to publish an annual statement, setting out what steps it has taken during its financial year to make sure that modern slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in its own business and its supply chains.
Primark Stores Limited’s Modern Slavery statements can be downloaded below. The statement covers Primark’s policies and information on how the company addresses risks both within its supply chain and in its own operations. The statement will be updated annually, as per the Modern Slavery Act 2015 guidelines.
Download the Modern Slavery Act Statement here:
Modern Slavery Act 2022, 3.49MB
Modern Slavery Act 2021, 0.47MB
Modern Slavery Act 2020, 4.34MB
Modern Slavery Act 2019, 3.26MB
Modern Slavery Act 2018, 0.80MB
Modern Slavery Act 2017, 0.69MB
Modern Slavery Act 2016, 0.37MB
The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) is an alliance of companies, trade unions and voluntary organizations that promotes respect for workers’ rights globally. When we became a member in 2006, we signed up to the ETI’s Principles of Implementation. These principles set out how member companies should approach ethical trade. The Principles include: demonstrating a clear commitment to ethical trade; integrating ethical trade into core business practices; driving year-on-year improvements to working conditions; and supporting suppliers to improve working conditions.
As a member, we must submit an annual report to the ETI which sets out the steps we are taking to implement their Principles across our supply chain. In addition to this report, we submit a separate Strategic Plan, which outlines the objectives of our ethical trade work over the next 3-5 years.
The ETI assesses every report that we submit to them. They identify where progress has been made and where further action is required. We have been ranked as a leader by the ETI since 2011, in light of our commitment, implementation and progress, and are committed to continue working with the ETI to continuously drive improvements.
The German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles is a multi-stakeholder initiative that brings together companies, associations, non-governmental organizations, trade unions, standard organizations and the German Government. Members pool their expertise and make a commitment to achieve social, ecological and economical improvements in the textile supply chain.
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As a subsidiary of Associated British Foods plc (ABF), Primark’s ethical trade and environmental sustainability work is reported on in ABF’s annual Corporate Responsibility Report. The report includes updates on a number of corporate responsibility activities and strategic business objectives regarding ethical trade and environmental sustainability, including the progress being made by Primark’s Ethical Trade and Environmental Sustainability Team.
Visit ABF’s website to access the ABF Corporate Responsibility Report.
We report annually on the progress of our Environmental Sustainability team programs and initiatives. These reports provide an overview of our work in this area to address the six focus areas throughout our supply chain that are outlined in our Environmental Policy.
Detox Commitment, 0.51MB
Report 2019-2020, 6.70MB
Report 2018-2019, 0.76MB
Report 2017-2018, 2.10MB
Report 2016-2017, 0.89MB
Report 2015-2016, 2.35MB
Report 2014-2015, 1.14MB
Every year key data from our Ethical Trade and Environmental Sustainability Program is independently assured. The work is carried out by an independent third party, and incorporates information such as how many audits we carried out in factories that year and what ethical rating factories were given in their latest audit.
You can view the latest report on our performance by clicking on the following links:
We respond to requests from NGOs and other stakeholders to demonstrate how we are meeting our commitments and addressing specific issues. These include the Business and Human Rights Resource Center (BHRRC) and KnowTheChain.
Click on the list below, to see some of our stakeholder responses.
Environmental Audit Committee 11/13/20, 0.34MB
Environmental Audit Committee 10/12/18, 1.06MB
Environmental Audit Committee 09/03/18, 2.19MB