We've been busy bees at White Stuff and have been
thinking about new initiatives to help make a
difference to our people, planet and product.
At White Stuff, our people are at the heart of our brand. Everyone at
White Stuff is part of a 'family', and the family tree not only includes
people in our shops, HQ and Distribution Centre, but also extends
to customers, charities, local communities and our suppliers.
We have a close relationship with our suppliers and work with
them on initiatives such as 'Made for Change' supporting the
education of children in India.
We are committed to giving at least 1% of our annual profits to
charity each year, through the White Stuff Foundation.
Each of our shops supports its own local charity. The Foundation
gives grants to these charities, in addition to funds raised by our
staff and customers.
Our suppliers are vital to White
Stuff and we will continue to work
closely with them and encourage
them to make the world a little
happier too. We will continue to
support our suppliers through their
expansion as we grow.
Everyone at White Stuff is entitled to 2
days paid leave each year to volunteer
in their local communities. Recently,
volunteers from White Stuff’s Head
Office and Richmond shop met at Sign
Health's home for deaf people in
Tooting to spend the day gardening.
We encourage our people to get
together in social groups, so we
have cake baking, pancake
tossing, Christmas decorating
competitions, book clubs, house
teams, pilates, and plenty of
fancy dress competitions.
In 2010 we set up The White Stuff Foundation
to help and support disadvantaged children
and young people in our local communities.
By helping local charities we will hopefully,
in our own small way, do our bit to make the
world a little happier.
We want to be good neighbours to our
people, the planet, and we want to give
We ask our staff to use public transport or
cycle to get to work, so we offer an interest-free
season ticket loan and run a ‘cycle to work’ scheme.
We buy as much second hand furniture and
furnishings for our shops, like rugs and tables, as
possible. Don’t they look so much better too?
We want to dress lovely people and their homes
with all things bright and beautiful.
We care about the people who work in our factories
and make our lovely stuff. We want to make sure
they are treated under safe, fair, legal and humane
working conditions and we are committed to
ensuring our products are safe for our customers use.
All suppliers who join the White Stuff Family must sign up to
our Ethical Code of Conduct before we do business with them.
Our code covers all aspects of Health and Safety and Labour and
Wage which is based on eight codes:
Each of our factories must demonstrate compliance to our
Code when requested through our audit programme.
As our supplier relationships are important to us, we’ve also
thought creatively about practical ways to support workers
and their families. Our ‘Made for Change’ charity bags, a
partnership initiative with one of our suppliers in India,
have been sold in shops and online to raise money for children's
scholarships in India. Since 2012, we've funded over 330
children's scholarships, which cover school and exam fees,
uniforms and educational materials.
We are always looking to evolve our commitment through CSR
(Corporate Social Responsibility) and will continue to update our
website with more details of what we've been up to and what
we'd like to achieve in the longer term.