We are building a business we are proud of, where all our colleagues can feel at home and are empowered to support their communities and customers; we’re supporting the fight against climate change and taking action to protect the natural environment; and we’re helping the nation make their homes more sustainable. At Wickes our purpose is to help the nation feel house proud. We believe we have an important role to play in society, from the products we sell, to the stores we run and the infrastructure we use to service our customers. We need to take responsibility for our impact and our influence and we are committed to protecting the environment, supporting our people and communities and delivering sustainable products and services, all of which supports our customers to live in homes they are proud of.
Our Responsible Business strategy is embedded within the business and a governance framework provides Board level oversight and assurance of ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) matters. Our Responsible Business Committee is chaired by our Non-executive Director, Sonita Alleyne and meets quarterly to review, approve and monitor progress against our Responsible Business strategy. It is supported by the Executive Board and our Responsible Business Working Group, which has members representing all areas of the business.