Corporate Responsibility

Responsible business is good business and vice versa

And that's why behaving responsibly is important to us. It also comes as second nature, compelled by enduring values shaped by the Clarks family ethos - an inherent willingness to do the right thing for consumers, shareholders, employees and the community alike.

Our Behaving Responsibly programme plays an important role in helping us to manage our responsibilities, minimise our impacts and live up to the expectations of our stakeholders. Not just on our doorstep, but in all four corners of the globe. It's part of our business foundations, supporting us in moving forward as a successful global business.

We know that there are always opportunities for us to do more and we welcome your feedback - please email us with your comments via

Our Approach

We're the world's number one in everyday footwear - a global company designing and selling more than 50 million pairs of shoes every year. We've grown massively since Cyrus and James Clark began making sheepskin slippers in 1825 but the principles which have helped us become a tried and trusted global brand remain the same.

The scale and diversity of our operations, extending out to the Americas, Europe and Asia from our home in Somerset, England, means that we face a wide range of social, environmental and ethical challenges and opportunities. To make sure we focus our efforts where it matters most, we work to understand and prioritise the impacts of our business. We then develop programmes to focus our performance on these issues.