The Next Code of Practice Principle Standards is aligned to the Ethical Trading Initiative Base Code and reflects the most relevant international standards with respect to labour practices (International Labour Organisation Conventions).
Next recognises its responsibility to respect human rights throughout its operations and we are committed to ensuring people are treated with dignity and respect by upholding all internationally recognised human rights principles encompassed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.
Our approach is to implement the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (Guiding Principles) and to recognise and manage the risk of harm associated with unsatisfactory working conditions, discrimination, modern slavery, human trafficking and forced or bonded labour.
Where Next employees are based in countries with recognised concerns over human and labour rights as determined by the FTSE4Good Index, all employees are specifically required to comply with the Declaration of Human Rights and the ILO Conventions.
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