At Wickes, we have an ambitious growth agenda with a strong commitment to growing responsibly through supporting our people, our communities, and our environment. Delivering a sustainable approach to business is fundamental to our service proposition. This approach embeds sustainability within Wickes’ strategy and demonstrates its desire to grow responsibly through its supply-chain and sourcing, its community interactions, and its support for sustainability in customers’ homes. Performance across all material sustainability topics is closely monitored and key focus areas have specific programmes to drive these forward. The five key focus areas are:
The Wickes Group has a clear and simple sustainability framework which is set out for colleagues in a Code of Business Ethics, backed up by policies, guidance and training and underpinned by minimum standard assessments to monitor compliance against policies and expectations. The sustainability framework is embedded in the business and is overseen by senior management which will soon include a board level Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Committee comprising the non-executive directors and attended by members of senior management.