Founded 1993 by James Dyson who invented the world's first bagless vacuum cleaner. Also design and manufacture fans and heaters, lighting products, hand dryers and tools. In 2015 they sold 90% of their products outside the UK.
D- grade in the Baptist World Aid Australia's Behind the Barcode 'Ethical Electronics Guide 2016', which grades companies on their efforts to mitigate the risks of forced labour, child labour and worker exploitation throughout their supply chains. Assessment criteria fall into four main categories: policies, traceability & transparency, monitoring & training and worker rights.
[Source 2016][More on Workers Rights]
This company has been criticised for misleading advertising. In 2015 the Advertising Standards Authority in the UK upheld a complaint about a press ad campaign and YouTube video claiming that a rival cleaner was vastly inferior. The ad was subsequently discontinued or modified.
[Source 2015][More on Irresponsible Marketing]
This company has corporate social responsibility claims on its website mainly in the area of energy efficient products. Supply chain responsibility and environmental policy also covered.
[Source 2016][More on Sustainability Reporting]
The James Dyson Foundation is dedicated to encouraging young people to think differently, make mistakes, invent and realise their engineering potential.
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This company is a member of the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex), a not-for-profit, membership organisation that leads work with buyers and suppliers to deliver improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains. Tens of thousands of companies use Sedex to manage their performance around labour rights, health & safety, the environment and business ethics.
[Source 2018][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
California, the UK and Australia have all enacted legislation requiring companies operating within their borders to disclose their efforts to eradicate modern slavery from their operations and supply chains. Follow the link to see this company's disclosure statement.
[Source 2017][More on Human Rights]
|Company Structure||Family-owned private company|
|Revenue||1.3b GBP in 2014|
|# Employees||4,545 in 2015|
|Subsidiaries||Dyson Appliances (Aust.) Pty Ltd|
|Address||Malmesbury, Wiltshire, United Kingdom|