Partnership member since
Unternehmen (Marken/ Handel)
PO Box 644 Arthur Ryan House 22-24 Parnell Street, 1 Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Number of employees:
TOP3 Purchasing Countries:
Bangladesch, China Volksrepublik, Indien
Primark offers good quality fashion that is affordable for everyone. We are an international retailer, with over 350 stores in 11 countries. We are able to offer low prices because we do some simple things differently to other retailers, for example we have very efficient processes and do almost no advertising. But we do have high standards: Our Ethical Trade and Environmental Sustainability team of over 100 people based in key sourcing countries around the world, monitor standards in our suppliers’ factories and are critical to ensuring that the standards we require are met. We have an extensive range of social and environmental programmes across our supply chain
and regularly report on these to the multistakeholder initiatives we are members of, including the Textilbündnis, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition and the Ethical Trading Initiative, where we have held ‘Leadership’ status since 2011.
The welfare of the people who make products for Primark and the planet matters to us. We expect wages to be fair and working conditions to be safe. As we do not own any factories, we require suppliers and factories who produce for Primark, to adhere to our Code of Conduct, which is based on international standards. It sets out all our standards, including working conditions and the environment. We audit every factory at least once a year, sometimes more. This work is carried out by our Ethical Trade team, who carry out almost 3,000 audits of our suppliers’ factories every year. Building on this work, we carry out a large number of projects in order to train and support factory management and the workers. This deals with topics such as worker’s
rights and environmental protection.
ACCORD on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, ACT (Action, Collaboration, Transformation), Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX, Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), WRAP, ECAP, SCAP, BSR, Better Work, Leather Working Group, PaCT