Value Retail’s corporate responsibility approach is fundamental in terms of scope, values, behaviours and ethics.
Value Retail is a major direct employer and a generator of indirect employment in each of the communities in which it works. It creates lasting partnerships with the Village communities and local stakeholders. To read the Value Retail statement on modern slavery and human trafficking, please click here.
Value Retail is committed to an open, transparent and collaborative approach with taxing authorities in all countries in which it operates. To read the Value Retail statement on its tax strategy, please
Value Retail promotes the principle of sustainability in all facets of the business while ensuring that it maintains the benchmarks of design and quality in the Villages. We use recognised building certification schemes to ensure the best balanced outcome is achieved at the design and construction stage and have a programme in place to improve the operating performance of the Villages from an environmental perspective. We continue to improve our environmental management processes and have installed a half-hourly metering infrastructure to measure and optimise our use of energy and water. To read Value Retail’s Sustainability Report, please click here.
Value Retail has a range of policies and procedures in place to address governance issues, including our Anti-Bribery Policy, Personal Data Protection Policy, Information Security Policy, as well as our ‘Speak Up’ programme, which empowers employees to raise any concerns that they might have.
Supporting Local Communities and Charities
Value Retail is committed to supporting charities and projects established to help those in need and works in unison across the Villages to support international initiatives. This has led to collaboration with organisations such as UNICEF. Currently Value Retail has a corporate partnership with World Connect and Partners In Health.
Value Retail's Corporate Social Responsibility activity also focuses on working to produce a positive impact on the local communities and regions in which the Villages are located. Local partners have included Cuidam, which specialises in medical treatment for children from underdeveloped countries; L’ENVOL, a camp for chronically ill children; and Mané VZW, established to help disabled people and children born with brain damage.