Harvey Nichols is committed to sustainable and responsible practice across all areas of its business, and ethical sourcing is an important part of this programme. This Code of Conduct sets out the minimum requirements that our Suppliers, Agencies and Concessions (“Associates”) must adhere to in order to trade with Harvey Nichols.
We expect all of our Associates to review and regularly audit their supply chain as a matter of priority to ensure that our standards are met.
We shall require compliance with this Code of Conduct in our contracts with Associates and require that they impose equivalent obligations on their own Associates.
Subject to any contractual terms, we may terminate our relationship if an Associate fails to comply with this Code of Conduct. If appropriate, we may report any breach of the Code of Conduct to the appropriate authorities.
If an Associates sourcing practices change which affects their compliance or you begin to experience difficulties in applying these practices to your supply chain, you must notify us immediately at corporateaffairs@harveynichols,com.
We may at any time update or amend this Code of Conduct. It is the Associates’ responsibility to regularly review to ensure compliance. However we shall endeavour to notify Associates of any material changes as soon as reasonably practicable.
Harvey Nichols is committed to ensuring the protection and promotion of employee’s health, safety and basic human rights in the workplace.
In particular, we oppose the use and exploitation of slavery, servitude, any type of forced or compulsory labour as well as child labour and working hours that do not comply with local and national laws and trafficking for the purposes of exploitation (“forced labour”).
We expect our Associates and all those who work for us or on our behalf to share our zero-tolerance approach, regardless of their country of operation.
To promote human rights across our business and our supply chain, we require the following from our Associates:
If requested by us, Associates will complete a self-assessment questionnaire provided by us regarding the use of forced labour and the steps they have taken to ensure that neither they nor their supply chain make use of it. Associates will provide us with a copy of the completed questionnaire.
If requested by us, Associates will allow us to audit compliance with this Code by inspecting their facilities, reviewing records, policies and practices and interviewing personnel. Associates are expected to provide prompt access to their facilities, records, documentation and personnel.
If we identify any non-compliance, Associates must prepare, permit us to review and execute an improvement plan approved by us to rectify matters.
Associates will place similar expectations to those set out above on their own Associates.
We define bribery to be the offering or requesting of a financial or other type of advantage with the intention of inducing or rewarding improper performance of a function or activity. This is with the knowledge or belief that accepting such a reward would constitute the improper performance of such a function or activity.
Our principles in respect of Bribery are as follows:
Accordingly, we require that our Associates do not in any circumstances (directly or indirectly):
As part of our on-going review of our corporate governance and social responsibly, Harvey Nichols has joined the Sustainable Luxury Working Group and adopted the Animal Sourcing Principles. Harvey Nichols is committed to sustainable and responsible practice across all areas of its business, and ethical sourcing is an important part of this programme. The Animal Sourcing Principles, set out the minimum requirements that a supplier must adhere to in order to trade with Harvey Nichols. We expect 100% compliance to these standards from our suppliers.
We believe that these principles should apply throughout the animal sourcing supply chain, including the catching, maintaining, breeding, raising, transportation, handling and slaughter of live animals.
Our Associates should ensure that they are treating the environment with respect. At the very least, our Associates must meet all relevant local and national regulations.
Harvey Nichols is committed to the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity in its business activities in the UK and overseas.
Harvey Nichols has a zero tolerance policy for the facilitation of tax evasion by its employees or persons acting for and on behalf of the Company.
The Management Board are committed to implementing and maintaining effective measures to prevent, monitor and eliminate tax evasion.
Accordingly, we require that our Associates do not in any circumstances and in any country (directly or indirectly) facilitate tax evasion whilst performing services for and on behalf of Harvey Nichols.
We have approached the government’s gender pay gap initiative with transparency, utilising the standard methodologies used in the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017. In this report, we have published the data for our separate legal entities as well as providing a clear picture of our Group of companies as a whole. As a group of companies, we have a gender neutral approach to recruitment, retention, promotion and development with talent being the only criteria for success. Equality and inclusion are at the heart of all that we do and we will continue to work with all of our employees to make improvements and changes where they are needed. As Group HR and People Development Director for Harvey Nichols, I can confirm that the information in our Gender Pay Gap statement is accurate.
Group HR & People Development Director