As a retail business, Debenhams’ activities can impact the lives of millions of people: our customers, our employees, the communities in which we operate, those who work in our supply chain and their own communities. We have a responsibility to all these people and to our planet to try to have a positive impact upon them and to take their needs into account when we make decisions about the business.
We believe the best way to live up to these responsibilities is to embed them into our everyday working practices. We do not therefore have a corporate responsibility or sustainability department. Instead, accountability and responsibility rests with those who best understand how and why we can make a difference as we execute the four pillars of our strategy to build a leading international, multi-channel brand.