Code of practice

Our Code of Practice Principle Standards (Principle Standards) is our ethical trading programme which forms an integral part of our business and sets out the minimum standards and requirements for our product suppliers in relation to workers’ safety and human rights, employment and working conditions.

The Next Principle Standards are:

  • No child labour
  • Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining
  • Safe and healthy working conditions
  • No forced labour
  • Fair wages and benefits
  • Equal opportunities / no discrimination is practiced
  • Employment Security
  • Respectful treatment of workers
  • Lawful working hours

Our Principle Standards are aligned to the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) Base Code. Next has been a member of the ETI since 1998.

Implementation of and compliance to our Principle Standards is measured through our Auditing Standards, and is a condition of business for all suppliers.

Next Code of Practice Principle Standards

Next Code of Practice Auditing Standards