Being Responsible Matters
Doing the right thing is at the heart of everything we do. Our commitment to adding value extends way beyond the products we sell, it is a principle that we live and breathe. Being responsible is at our core.
Helping children and young people achieve their potential in our local communities
We aim to help vulnerable children and young people achieve their full potential, by helping them overcome challenges with health, education or poverty. We partner with local and national charities across Europe including Comic Relief, Cancer Research UK for Children & Young People, The Princes Trust, Enable Ireland, CHILDREN in Germany and WIOSNA in Poland. Since 2004, we’ve raised over £60 million for our charity partners.
T.K.Maxx and Homesense Foundation
The TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation was set up in 2015 with a mission to help vulnerable children and young people achieve their potential in our local communities.
Reducing our footprint and innovating smarter ways to work
As holders of the Carbon Trust standard, last year we reduced our Carbon Footprint by over 15% and we’re on track to reduce it by 30%* in 2020. Globally, we achieve a leading rating from global carbon benchmark, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).
We have a zero waste to landfill target. All waste from stores and operations is sent to be recycled. 91% of this is diverted from landfill and we’re working on the rest.
Creating a brilliant place to work, where everybody gets the chance to shine
The Prince’s Trust Awards
TK Maxx and Homesense are proud to be the official sponsors of the Prince’s Trust Awards, which recognise vulnerable young people who have succeeded against the odds, improved their chances in life and had a positive impact on their local community, as well as people who have played a part in supporting the work of The Trust.
Inclusion & Diversity
We live and work in cities, towns and villages from Aberdeen in the UK to Zabrze, in Poland. We believe each of our associates brings something unique to our collective culture – a diversity of experience, gender, ethnicity, age, viewpoint and more. Diversity isn’t something we tick off a checklist, it’s something we’re proud of and celebrate.
At heart of our business is treating all of our customers and associates with dignity and respect and we have a long history, both as a retailer and an employer, of valuing diversity. We’re committed to creating an environment of inclusion in our business that reflects the wonderful diversity of our customer population, wherever we operate.
Operating our business with the highest level of integrity
Our Vendor Relationships
We strongly value our vendor relationships, which are built on a foundation of honesty and trust. Our Vendor Code of Conduct ensures vendors and their subcontractors know what we expect on issues including working hours, safety in the workplace and wages and conditions.
We audit vendors and provide education so that they understand our expectations and can develop processes to meet and exceed them.
Supporting communities to develop sustainable trade
Working with over 4000 local people in the remote Rwenzori region of Western Uganda, our Sustainable Trade Programme was developed in 2011. The aim of the programme is to help parents ensure their children complete primary education. We do this by helping them increase their income from the production and sale of coffee, cocoa, cotton and crafts. We’re proud to sell some of these products in store and online as part of our Made to do Good range.