Fashion Footprint Charity - Blue Dragon Foundation
This year we selected our new Fashion Footprint partner charity. A list of candidate charities was chosen to reflect the concerns highlighted by employees who took part in the Fashion Footprint survey in May 2016. Charities were selected for their track record and grassroots approach to addressing key sustainable development goals in two of our top five sourcing countries. A final shortlist of two was shared with employees who voted for their favourite – Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation.
The charity will be our partner for the next three years. This Vietnam-based NGO started in 2003 with two friends giving English lessons to street kids. Since then, Blue Dragon has sent 4,113 kids to school and training, provided shelter to 397 girls and boys, served 456,000 meals and built 87 homes for families.
These are our brand charity partnerships for the next year.
Workplace Giving Scheme
Our employees also donate via our Workplace Giving Scheme; donations this year totalled £100,967 with 1,334 employees taking part in the scheme. We re-launched the scheme during the year as part of an internal benefits fair, attracting an additional 55 participants.