Responsible business is good business and vice versa

And that's why corporate responsibility 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 Corporate Responsibility 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.

In this section of our website you can find out more about our approach to Corporate Responsibility and access our Code of Business Ethics and Code of Practice for Suppliers.

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


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.

Clarks are proud supporters of the British Retail Consortium’s Better Retail, Better World initiative. This allows us to integrate the way we do business into key UN Sustainable Development Goals that are relevant to our industry and our operations.

You can find out more about our CR activities by clicking on Operations, People, Products, Communities and Suppliers at the top of this page.