MAKING FASHION A FORCE FOR GOOD

People

Do good...

For people and society. We believe it’s our people that makes us what we are.Our aim is to place diversity and wellbeing at the heart of River Island culture while educating and inspiring our community to help make our world fairer and more sustainable.

Commitment 1 : Equality,
Diversity, Inclusivity

Our community is always open


Underpinned by the Equality Act 2010, our aim is to be an employer that values diversity and celebrates the cultures, personalities and preferences of our people. We are proud to have a workforce that is 73% female and continue to partner with Blueprint For All and align with the British Retail Consortium's Better Jobs Diversity and Inclusion Charter to evolve our policies around equality, diversity and inclusion.


Our Successes


Our Targets

  • Improve representation of people with diverse backgrounds at senior leadership and Operating Board level
  • Actively promote the recruitment of candidates from diverse social backgrounds.
  • Invest in systems that allow for better data collection and reporting on ED&I by 2022.

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Commitment 2 : Wellbeing

Care, Detect, Promote


As a family-owned business, supporting our colleagues and creating a culture centred on people's wellbeing is our priority. Our approach to this is holistic but mental health has been a particular focus for us. We partnered with Mind, the mental health charity for World Mental Health Day 2020 and launched our ‘Care, Detect, Promote’ wellbeing programme this year.


Our Successes

  • Introduced new strategy of Care, Detect, Promote to support mental wellbeing in the workplace.
  • Launched our Employee Assistance Programme giving confidential access to mental health support services outside River Island.
  • Set up Mental Health Allies across Head Office, Retail and DC.

Our Targets

  • Invest in systems that allow for better data collection and reporting on wellbeing by 2022.
  • Conduct employee survey on physical, emotional, financial, and social wellbeing at least annually, and report on actions based on results by 2022.

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Commitment 3 : Ethical Working

Safe and fair work for all


We are committed to protecting human rights and the dignity of everybody within our global supply chain. As members of the Ethical Trade Initiative, we work continuously to eliminate modern slavery and improve working conditions for all. Many ethical labour issues are complex but we believe significant change is possible through industry wide collaboration.


Our Successes

  • 100% Traceability and auditing of tier 1 supply chain (and list published on our website).
  • One of the Top 10 Fastest Movers on the Fashion Transparency Index 2020.
  • 464 factory audits and conducted 242 Ethical site visits. 99% of our Ethical Audit visits on an unannounced basis in 2019.
  • Uncovered 15 instances of unapproved sub-contracting which led to remediation with 9 suppliers (15 production sites) in 2019.
  • In 2019 Provided trainings on supply chain transparency, homeworking, and modern slavery to our top 30 suppliers in China and our Top 20 suppliers in India.

Our Targets

  • Acquire full visibility up to tier 4 in our products’ supply chain by 2023.
  • Introduce a revised integrated supplier score system for assessing more accurately a factory’s social and environmental performance, by 2022.
  • Update our modern slavery risk assessment and report on outcomes and action plans by 2022.

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Commitment 4 : Community

Giving back to our people


Community is everything, and we really try to support ours. We’ve been partnering with Newlife, a charity that supports families with disabled and terminally ill children, since 1991. Other key partnerships include Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, Mind, and the Princes Trust. For 2021, we want to further expand our global investment programme to support the communities who help to make our clothes.


Our Successes

  • Over £1,000,000 spent in 2020 partnering with charities & social enterprises in their purpose.
  • £100,000 donated via our Giver Island staff donation scheme.
  • Over £200,000 donated as part of our overall Covid Community Response.
  • New partnership with Mind, a the mental health charity.

Our Targets

  • Launch at least one international investment initiative at our supply chain communities by 2023.
  • Introduce a Community Investment strategy aligned with business objectives by 2022.
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MAKING FASHION A FORCE FOR GOOD

People


Do good...

For people and society. We believe it’s our people that makes us what we are.Our aim is to place diversity and wellbeing at the heart of River Island culture while educating and inspiring our community to help make our world fairer and more sustainable.

Commitment 1 : Equality,
Diversity, Inclusivity

Our community is always open


Underpinned by the Equality Act 2010, our aim is to be an employer that values diversity and celebrates the cultures, personalities and preferences of our people. We are proud to have a workforce that is 73% female and continue to partner with Blueprint For All and align with the British Retail Consortium's Better Jobs Diversity and Inclusion Charter to evolve our policies around equality, diversity and inclusion.


Our Successes


Our Targets

  • Improve representation of people with diverse backgrounds at senior leadership and Operating Board level
  • Actively promote the recruitment of candidates from diverse social backgrounds.
  • Invest in systems that allow for better data collection and reporting on ED&I by 2022.

Our Partners


View Our...


Read Less

Commitment 2 : Wellbeing

Care, Detect, Promote


As a family-owned business, supporting our colleagues and creating a culture centred on people's wellbeing is our priority. Our approach to this is holistic but mental health has been a particular focus for us. We partnered with Mind, the mental health charity for World Mental Health Day 2020 and launched our ‘Care, Detect, Promote’ wellbeing programme this year.


Our Successes

  • Introduced new strategy of Care, Detect, Promote to support mental wellbeing in the workplace.
  • Launched our Employee Assistance Programme giving confidential access to mental health support services outside River Island.
  • Set up Mental Health Allies across Head Office, Retail and DC.

Our Targets

  • Invest in systems that allow for better data collection and reporting on wellbeing by 2022.
  • Conduct employee survey on physical, emotional, financial, and social wellbeing at least annually, and report on actions based on results by 2022.

Our Partners


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Commitment 3 : Ethical Working

Safe and fair work for all


We are committed to protecting human rights and the dignity of everybody within our global supply chain. As members of the Ethical Trade Initiative, we work continuously to eliminate modern slavery and improve working conditions for all. Many ethical labour issues are complex but we believe significant change is possible through industry wide collaboration.


Our Successes

  • 100% Traceability and auditing of tier 1 supply chain (and list published on our website).
  • One of the Top 10 Fastest Movers on the Fashion Transparency Index 2020.
  • 464 factory audits and conducted 242 Ethical site visits. 99% of our Ethical Audit visits on an unannounced basis in 2019.
  • Uncovered 15 instances of unapproved sub-contracting which led to remediation with 9 suppliers (15 production sites) in 2019.
  • In 2019 Provided trainings on supply chain transparency, homeworking, and modern slavery to our top 30 suppliers in China and our Top 20 suppliers in India.

Our Targets

  • Acquire full visibility up to tier 4 in our products’ supply chain by 2023.
  • Introduce a revised integrated supplier score system for assessing more accurately a factory’s social and environmental performance, by 2022.
  • Update our modern slavery risk assessment and report on outcomes and action plans by 2022.

Our Partners


View our...


Read Less

Commitment 4 : Community

Giving back to our people


Community is everything, and we really try to support ours. We’ve been partnering with Newlife, a charity that supports families with disabled and terminally ill children, since 1991. Other key partnerships include Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, Mind, and the Princes Trust. For 2021, we want to further expand our global investment programme to support the communities who help to make our clothes.


Our Successes

  • Over £1,000,000 spent in 2020 partnering with charities & social enterprises in their purpose.
  • £100,000 donated via our Giver Island staff donation scheme.
  • Over £200,000 donated as part of our overall Covid Community Response.
  • New partnership with Mind, a the mental health charity.

Our Targets

  • Launch at least one international investment initiative at our supply chain communities by 2023.
  • Introduce a Community Investment strategy aligned with business objectives by 2022.

Our Partners


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