Highlights 2017

  • 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. We will be undertaking re-certification for 2017.
  • Our Suppliers
    • 90% of factories audited during the year 2016: 88%)
    • 94% of Next products are produced in factories with an acceptable audit rating of 1-3 (2016:92%)
    • We carried out 2,046 audits during the year (2016: 2,074)
    • Since 2012, the total number of factories sites used has reduced by 10% and the total number of audits has increased by 24%
  • Our Customers and Products
    • We dispatch products to 72 countries including the UK
    • 5.0 million active global Directory customers (2016: 4.6 million)
    • Over 30,000 product lines sold across Retail and Directory
    • We undertake 12,800 customer experience visits each year in our stores
  • Our People
    • We employed over 49,000 people as at January 2017
    • 40% of Next plc directors are female
  • Environment
    • Next carbon footprint 181,337 tonnes CO2e
    • Electricity consumption reduced by 17% since 2007
    • 81% waste diverted from landfill
  • Community
    • Donations made with a value of over £3 million in 2016
    • Over 350 registered charities supported during the year
    • £1.1m raised for charities from the carrier bag charge in England, Scotland and Wales