OUR VISION: EMPOWERING PEOPLE

As the world’s leading online luxury retailer we have a responsibility – and also an opportunity – to empower people to create a more sustainable future.

We must work as a catalyst, sharing knowledge, innovating, leading by example, to translate this vision into reality.

Our vision is based on three pillars:

Education

education

Empowering women

empowering-women

Responsibility

responsibility


Sustainability at a glance

4,128
employees

33 years
average age
40% of our staff
are aged 30 or under
There are over 75 nationalities among our employees
96% of employees have permanent contracts

We are funding
students to teach
children the basics
of coding in
partnership with
Imperial College
London

The London Tech
Hub, a new centre
for innovation,
will house a
20%
increase in tech jobs
at YNAP

40
 
business ideas
were generated at
our tech team’s first
hackathon

  

We have partnered
with SDA Bocconi
School of Management
Milan, to create a
course in Digital
Strategy, Marketing
and e-commerce for
the MAFED Master

61%
of YNAP
employees are women
 
63%
of YNAP new hires in 2016 were women
 
51%
of middle and senior managers are women
 
Women leaders at YNAP are paid on average 14%
more than male
counterparts

YOOXYGEN
has formed
a partnership on
responsible fashion
with Parsons School
of Design

All our multi-brand
online stores adhere
to the Fur Free
Retailer Program
 

We are committed
to going
100%
renewable by
2020, as part of the
RE100 program

Our new Milan
distribution centre
is targeting
“excellent” level of
BREEAM sustainable
building certification

 

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EDUCATION: Empowering potential

It is crucial for our expansion and long-term success that we find and develop young talent to take us forward and develop the luxury online industry.

We recognise the key role that our people play in our success and we defined developing talent as one of our priorities in our Five Year Plan. It is important that we continue to attract and retain the best talent in the industry and build an ecosystem of innovation.

We have made a significant contribution to developing talent in our industry and we will continue to invest the wider talent pool.

We are committed in investing in education for young people. We will continue to invest in digital education, developing the skills necessary for a thriving digital economy, creating a large and diverse talent pool from which our industry and wider communities will prosper.

YNAP is a member of the European Commission’s Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition, set up to provide training for digital jobs to 1 million young people by 2020.

 

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EMPOWERING WOMEN: UNLOCKING AMBITIONS

YNAP supports and promotes equality for women. We are proud of our ability to build a global workforce that empowers women leaders. We believe that empowering women and closing the gender pay gap is not only the right thing to do, but it’s a key business priority.

We are at the forefront of developments and contribute to the global dialogue on gender parity led by the UN Women Global Equal Pay coalition and the Equal Pay Pledge White House led initiative in the US under the Obama administration.

We believe that women are key to forging a better world and we celebrate inspiring women through our world-leading editorial content, partnerships and business initiatives.

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RESPONSIBILITY: MINIMISING IMPACT

We commit to leading sustainability developments in our industry and collaborating with brands and suppliers to improve practices, this builds also on the tradition in promoting sustainability through YOOXYGEN, the first to market online shop-in-shop, exclusively dedicated to sustainable fashion.

We will endeavour to make responsible decisions that can help us to manage and reduce the social and environmental impacts of our business.

Caring for people, the environment and our communities will inform our long-terms decisions.

We commit to providing more information about supply chains, enabling customers to make informed choices about luxury fashion purchases.

We also commit to measuring and reporting the impacts of our business and working towards minimising impacts across our activities.

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