Oxfam GB is a complex organisation, with operations and supply chains which span multiple countries. The nature of the work we do and the countries we source from and operate in, mean that despite our best efforts, there is a risk that various forms of modern slavery could exist. This policy sets out OGB's anti-slavery standards for our operations, supply chain and implementing partners as well as our approach to remediation.
Download our anti-slavery policy (PDF, 42KB)
Gender equality policy
Our vision of gender equality is that through our work many more women will gain power over their lives. This will happen through changes in attitudes, ideas and beliefs about gender relations, and increased levels of women's active engagement and critical leadership in institutions, decision-making and change processes. To achieve this vision we will put poor women's rights at the heart of all that we do.
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Ethical and environmental policy
Oxfam GB recognises the importance of sustainable development for people living in poverty, and the long-term benefits of becoming a more sustainable organisation. Oxfam GB takes responsibility for and is committed to managing the labour and environmental standards in its operations and supply chains.
This policy applies to Oxfam GB and its suppliers. Our procurement falls into four main categories: central procurement, Sourced by Oxfam (retail), humanitarian and international programmes.
Download our ethical and environmental Policy (2016) (PDF 188 KB)
Sourced by Oxfam (retail)
Due diligence assessments are carried out on all of our retail suppliers and we actively favour suppliers whose businesses put people and the environment before their profit.
Approximately 50% of our retail suppliers are fair trade. Oxfam shops pioneered the idea of fair trade back in the 1960s. Paying people a fair and decent price for the goods they produce, and giving workers a say in the future of their company. Times have changed but our commitment to fair trade hasn't and we're proud to work with suppliers who practice these principles.
Read more about what the Sourced by Oxfam range stands for
Read more about the 10 principles of Fair Trade
Ethical standards for partnerships
Working with partners is integral to achieving our mission to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. As part of this, Oxfam GB will accept donations (including cash and gifts in kind) from any source that contributes towards Oxfam's mission, unless there is strong reason to believe that doing so risks harm to people living in poverty, compromises the independence of our advocacy, campaigning or programme work, or will cause significant damage to Oxfam GB's integrity and/or reputation.
Oxfam GB carries out due diligence on our partners in line with our approach to corporate responsibility - balancing potential conflicts with our campaigning priorities and ensuring integrity on core issues relating to our mission to end global poverty. We do not accept funds from companies manufacturing arms, tobacco or pornography.