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House of Fraser creates new Head of Sustainability position

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House of Fraser has appointed Dr Dorothy Maxwell to the newly created role of Head of Sustainability, with the remit to enhance House of Fraser’s corporate sustainability commitments and values and embed them in the strategy and operations of the business.

“Strong sustainability performance is essential for good business in the 21st century,” said Maxwell. “I’m very excited to lead House of Fraser in shaping the future of sustainable retail.”

Maxwell has led environment and sustainability initiatives over the last 20 years working brands and retailers including Nike and John Smedley. She has also led multi-stakeholder coalitions, including the Sustainable Clothing Roadmap, to drive sustainable production, consumption and the transition to a green economy. Her experience also includes acting as special advisor to The Prince’s Charities, governments and NGOs. Maxwell holds a PhD in Environmental Science and a Masters in Environmental Economics & Law.

Nigel Oddy, House of Fraser CEO said:

“Dorothy is one of the true experts in her field and we are delighted to welcome her to the House of Fraser management team,” commented Nigel Oddy, House of Fraser CEO. “We understand that our success is directly linked to the approach we take to our customers, the communities we operate in, the environment, our employees and all of our partners and suppliers. Dorothy’s expertise will be invaluable in supporting us in these areas.”

Frank Slevin, House of Fraser Executive Chairman, added “As we develop and position House of Fraser for the future both in the UK and internationally, we recognise that we must be at the forefront of the retail industry in key areas such as our approach to the environment and wider sustainability. With this new role within the company, we look forward to realising our sustainability ambitions.” 

Published on Monday 21 March by Veebs Sabharwal

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