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Highlights 2016

  • Next continues to be listed in the FTSE4Good Index.
    The index is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance practices
  • Next successfully achieved re-certification of the Carbon Trust Standard in 2015 for measuring, managing and reducing its carbon emissions
  • Our Suppliers
    • 88% of factories audited in 2015 (2014: 89%)
    • 92% of Next products are produced in factories with an acceptable audit rating of 1-3
    • We carried out 2,074 audits during the year (2014: 1,945)
    • Since 2012, the total number of factories sites used has reduced by 7% and the total number of audits has increased by 26%
  • Our Customers and Products
    • We dispatch products to 72 countries including the UK
    • 4.6 million active global Directory customers (2014: 4.0 million)
    • Over 30,000 product lines sold across Retail and Directory
    • We undertake 12,500 customer experience visits each year in our stores
  • Our People
    • We employed 50,721 people as at January 2016
    • Over 18,000 employees participating in Company pension schemes
    • 44% of Next plc directors are female
  • Environment
    • Next carbon footprint 191,127 tonnes CO2e ( -3% on 2014)
    • Next carbon footprint reduced by 33% since 2007
    • Electricity consumption reduced by 36% since 2007
    • 91% waste diverted from landfill
  • Community
    • Donations made with a value of over £5 million in 2015
    • Over 350 registered charities supported during the year
    • £717,000 raised for charities from the carrier bag charge in England, Scotland and Wales