Environmental, Social and Governance

Sustainability

Value Retail’s mission is to create flagship retail destinations that deliver positive impact socially, economically and environmentally within our local and global communities, to our brand partners and to our guests.

We aim to embed an environmentally sustainable mindset into our culture, underpinned by the strength of our governance and policies. We aim to foster a diverse set of voices and to make a positive impact within our local and global communities.

Sustainability of the Villages is currently measured by GRESB and BREEAM.

To read the Sustainability Report for The Bicester Village Shopping Collection in Europe, please click here. To read the Sustainability Report for The Bicester Village Shopping Collection in China, please click here.

Environmental

We promote the principle of environmental sustainability in all facets of the business from design and construction to ongoing operations and use. We place an emphasis on monitoring and reducing our environmental impact across the Villages as we aim to reduce water and energy use, reduce waste and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Social

We aspire to improve the lives of our brands, our guests and our colleagues.

Additionally, we're privileged to partner with a network of 10 charitable organisations through our DO GOOD programme, unified by the shared mission to empower women and children. (To learn more about our charity partners, click here.) The Bicester Village Shopping Collection’s charity partners are embedded within the local communities in which it operates, as well as in communities in need around the world.

We continue to promote the work of other organisations, including Partners In Health, which works with national governments to provide care and strengthen public health systems in areas including cancer and chronic disease, child health, emergency response, HIV/AIDS, maternal health, mental health, and tuberculosis.

To find out more about our Do Good programme, click here. To find out more about Partners In Health, click here.

Governance

We abide by the government laws in the jurisdictions in which we operate. In keeping with the UK Government's requirements, the following are Value Retail's statements on Modern Slavery, Gender Pay Gap and Tax Strategy.

Modern Slavery
We are committed to ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking within any part of our business or its supply chains. View our statement here.

Gender Pay Gap
Across its global business, Value Retail is committed to reviewing its policies on a regular basis to ensure gender equality, women in senior leadership roles, and a balanced workplace. To read the Value Retail Gender Pay Gap Summary Report for 2017, please click here. To read the 2018 Summary Report, please click here. Owing to COVID-19, reporting for 2019/20 year was suspended. The next report, for the year 2020, will be available by autumn 2021.

Tax Strategy
We are committed to an open, transparent and collaborative approach with all authorities, in all countries in which we operate. To read the Value Retail tax strategy statement, please click here.