As a reputable company, we have a long-term commitment to the many people we touch - our employees, our customers and consumers, the workers who make our product and their communities, the suppliers who partner with us, as well as the global community. We recognise that these people and their representatives are our biggest asset and our partners.
Our core values relating to any of our activities are integrity, dialogue, transparency, excellence and innovation.
Through our programme, we intend to have a positive impact on the people we touch through our operations.
We encourage open discussions with any organisation wanting to improve our current working conditions and conditions within the communities we work in. Our programme will focus our attitudes, procedures and practices on the issues that are important to our stakeholders.
Our Programme Details
We have long-term relationships with our suppliers. We work with them to make lasting improvements to working, social and environmental conditions. Our programme is based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) core labour standards and other relevant guidance, good practice and regulations.
Our programme deals with issues important to our stakeholders, such as working conditions, livelihoods of the people who make our products, community involvement and the reduction of the environmental impact resulting from the manufacture, distribution and sale of our products.
When we deal with any issues raised by our stakeholders, we aim to keep them involved. We will continually improve our programme by seeking feedback and input from our suppliers and stakeholders.
Our Programme Implementation
Our programme is continuous with key focus areas and performance targets for each coming year. At the end of each year, we will evaluate and report on our progress and determine the focus to make a difference in the following year.
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Government Workfare Scheme
We would like to make our customers aware that Topman does not participate in the Government's Workfare Scheme for unemployed people.
So that you can get your old electrical products recycled, Arcadia have contributed toward the development of recycling collection points (known as ‘Designated Collection Facilities) throughout the UK through our membership of the Distributor Take Back Scheme (DTS). To remind you to recycle, all new electrical products are marked with a crossed out wheeled bin symbol. UK households dispose of over 1.2 million tonnes of electrical and electronic waste every year. This is the equivalent of 150,000 double decker buses and would be enough to fill the new Wembley Stadium 6 times over. Much of the UK's electronic waste ends up in landfill sites, where toxins put communities at risk. To remind you to recycle, all new electrical products are marked with a crossed out wheeled bin symbol.
Please remember to have your postcode to hand.
The Consumer Information Obligations (CIO)
Topman is committed to reducing the impacts of its packaging on the environment. Our aim is to reduce our production of packaging waste, maximise recycling and reduce disposal to landfill as far as reasonably possible. We take our environmental responsibilities very seriously and aim to continually reduce the impacts of our waste on the environment. We are a registered business under the UK’s Packaging Regulations and contribute toward the recycling of packaging waste arising in the UK. Where possible, we will encourage our customers to recycle their own waste. For further information on how you can help to recycle more and where you can recycle your waste, please visit www.recyclenow.com.