John Lewis Partnership launches new support for working families and young people leaving the care system

The John Lewis Partnership will become the first UK retailer to launch six months’ equal parenthood paid leave and two weeks’ paid leave for any Partner who experiences the loss of a pregnancy. These commitments, alongside the start of a pilot programme to provide career help for young people leaving the care system, are part of a new package of support for Partners (employees), who jointly co-own the business.  Informed by feedback from Partners who shared what mattered most to them, these commitments support our vision to become the UK’s…

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John Lewis Partnership to donate more than £1m to local charities fighting child poverty

The John Lewis Partnership has today announced that it will step up efforts to help those disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, by donating over £1m this summer to more than 1,000 local charities and community organisations helping to end child poverty across the UK.  It’s part of our Give a Little Love programme, which aims to make a lasting difference to those in need. A total of 2.3 million children experienced food insecurity between March and August last year, and 850,000 children reported that they or their families visited a…

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John Lewis Partnership signs up to HRH the Prince of Wales’ Terra Carta

The John Lewis Partnership has become the first retailer to sign-up to HRH The Prince of Wales’ Terra Carta, which forms part of HRH’s Sustainable Markets Initiative, and puts nature, people and planet at the heart of global business. Launched by HRH on 11 January 2021, the Terra Carta lists ten action articles for the decade and aims to provide an integrated roadmap towards an inspiring, inclusive, equitable, prosperous and sustainable future for the sake of present and future generations. It will harness the power of nature, combined with the…

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John Lewis Partnership steps up net zero carbon commitment with biomethane gas filling station

The John Lewis Partnership has announced that it is stepping up its commitment to reducing carbon emissions by building a dedicated biomethane gas filling station to enable its largest heavy goods vehicles1 to use a low-carbon alternative to diesel. Alongside this, the Partnership has also revealed an ambition to stop using fossil fuels across its entire 4,800 strong transport fleet by 2030. In March 2019, the employee-owned business pledged to be net zero carbon across its entire operations by 2050 at the latest and its 600 heavy goods vehicles to…

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John Lewis Partnership Announces £1.4m Donation to Local Charities and designs mug to raise funds in aid of NHS Charities Together

The John Lewis Partnership has today announced that it will donate a further £1.4m to around 3,000 local charities who are helping those most in need during the pandemic. This brings the total amount of support given by the Partnership to local communities – primarily food banks, those supporting the elderly, homeless and those most at risk from coronavirus – to over £2.7m The £1.4m announced today will be distributed to local charities who have existing relationships with Waitrose and John Lewis shops. £500,000 will be put into a new…

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