OUR ETHICS

People & Production

People & Production

The welfare of the people who make products for Primark matters to us. Whether they’re making t-shirts in Bangladesh, or socks in Turkey or jewellery in India, we expect wages to be fair and working conditions safe. Primark does not own factories. In fact, 98% of the factories making products for Primark also manufacture for other brands. We require every supplier and factory to commit to meet internationally recognised standards. Read about how we work with suppliers and factories to check whether these standards are being met.

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Planet

The lifecycle of a Primark product involves many stages which can affect the planet. We strive to minimise this impact wherever we can. Whether it’s the cotton that goes into our t-shirts, the dyes used by factories or the way our products are transported and sold in-store. Find out about the steps we are taking to reduce our environmental footprint.

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Setting High Standards

Setting High Standards

Every factory that manufactures products for Primark must commit to meeting internationally recognised standards before we place an order. We do not own factories and are very selective about who we work with. Once on our approved factory list, it’s the job of our Ethical Trade and Environmental Sustainability Team, a group of more than 100 experts based in key sourcing countries, to monitor compliance. In this section you will find information on the Primark Code of Conduct, the programmes and policies we have in place to positively impact standards within the garment and textile industry, and our annual statements on the Modern Slavery Act.

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Global Sourcing Map

Global Sourcing Map

Primark does not own any factories and is selective about the suppliers with whom we work. Every factory which manufactures product for Primark has to commit to meeting internationally recognised standards, before the first order is placed and throughout the time they work with us.

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NEWS

PRIMARK ANNOUNCES FIVEFOLD INCREASE IN ITS SUSTAINABLE COTTON PROGRAMME

Primark has today announced a significant expansion of its Sustainable Cotton Programme, with plans to train more than 160,000 independent cotton farmers in sustainable farming methods across three of its key sourcing countries by the end of 2022. The move increases the number of farmers enrolled in the programme to more than five times the current size. The expansion marks an important part of the retailer’s ongoing commitment to minimising its impact on the environment and bringing more sustainably-sourced cotton to customers at affordable prices.

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