When fashion and technology come together, incredible things start to happen. People can share ideas and develop new ways of thinking and working – consigning old, less sustainable ones to history.
We want to use our platform to engage and empower people to drive positive change across the fashion industry. That means putting in place the foundations that give FARFETCH employees, innovators and partners the platform to make a difference. This covers everything from the work required to deliver good governance of ethical, environmental and social issues, to the support we give all employees to live their values at work.
On board with ESG
In 2020 we formed an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Committee of the FARFETCH Board of Directors. The Committee is chaired by Stephanie Horton and also includes Jose Neves (our Founder, CEO and Chairman) and Dana Evan.
Their mission is to oversee Farfetch’s ESG strategies and policies such that FARFETCH becomes a leader in sustainable, ethical, and consciously inclusive business practices, proactively addresses key ESG-related opportunities and risks and responds appropriately to the concerns of all relevant stakeholders.
It’s critical that all Farfetchers act with the highest levels of integrity. Our Code of Conduct provides and promotes a set of principles and standards of business ethics that all Farfetchers are required to adhere to. We also expect our suppliers to meet our high standards, which are outlined in our Vendor Code of Conduct and our ethical sourcing policy. You can see a full suite of our corporate governance documents here.
Our people promise
We are committed to our current and future Farfetchers. We do our utmost to equip everyone with everything they need to feel supported in and outside of work. From our flexible working policy, to our well-being programme to our rewards policies. We want to give them the platform to thrive.
A smarter way to give
Working with microloans pioneer, Kiva, each year we give Farfetchers the opportunity to support those who would otherwise have no access to the funding they need. In addition, every Farfetcher also gets two ‘Giveback Days’ a year to volunteer for a cause that means something to them, so they can make their own positive impact.