Responsible Sourcing and Trading
At TK Maxx, we have had a longstanding “no fur” policy since 2003 and we do not knowingly sell items that contain real fur of any type. In addition, we do not knowingly source products containing Angora.
With brands that manufacture feather and down bedding products, we remain committed to pursuing a policy of no live plucking or force feeding and to seeking accredited third party certifications including or equivalent to the RDS, TDS or Downpass.
Our buyers are always looking to source more organic and Fairtrade cotton clothing for our stores. In fact, since 2009 our Red Nose Day t-shirts have been made from 100% Fairtrade certified organic cotton.
We are signatories to the British Retail Consortium's Childrenswear guidelines, which state that we will not sell clothes that are not appropriate for children to wear.
We are careful that the products we sell meet standards of decency. We don't knowingly sell products that have offensive language or imagery.
We strongly value our vendor relationships, which are built on a foundation of honesty and trust. Our Code of Conduct ensures vendors and their subcontractors know what we expect on issues including working hours, safety in the workplace and wages and conditions.
Our internal Trading Standards team makes sure that products we buy are in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. If we find a product in our stores that doesn't meet these, we ensure the item is immediately removed.
We audit vendors and provide education so that they understand our expectations and can develop processes to meet and exceed these expectations.
Our UK Tax Strategy outlines our approach to the management of our tax affairs in the UK.