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Fields is Ireland’s Largest Irish owned retail jewellers, with over 150 employees in our 14 stores. As such, we are a major contributor to the Irish economy. We are conscious that our responsibilities extend beyond the transactional.
Our vision is “To Be at the Heart of Every Celebration” and our values - the behaviours we exhibit at all times - help us achieve that vision. Our business ethics and principles are aligned to our visions, values and goals.
Fields’ approach to Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) can be divided into four major domains: The Marketplace; Environmental Responsibilities; Workplaces; Responsibility to the Community.
Our reputation in the marketplace is hard-earned and very important to us. We refuse to allow it be compromised for any short-term gain.
We believe in an ethical Supply Chain:
There is no scientific test available to determine the exact origin of fine gold, so we cannot give an absolute guarantee that our gold has been ethically sourced. However, we ensure to buy 'clean gold'.
Fields was an early supporter of the 'Unearth Justice' initiative, by the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD). This initiative is supported by many leading retailers and has developed its own code of ethics: “The Golden Rules.” The Golden Rules call on mining companies to meet basic standards in their operation. They are as follows:
The above Golden Rules ensure that basic human rights, that we possibly take for granted, are upheld whilst ensuring that our environment is also protected.
We fully support the aims of the CAFOD initiative and we ask our suppliers to confirm their awareness and full compliance with it.
At Fields we appreciate and understand our environmental responsibilities.
Apart from handling our own environmental footprint and meeting environmental legislation that relates to Fields, we aim to define industry standards in this area.
Our current initiatives include:
The EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment directive (“WEEE”) has the purpose of promoting the recycling of electrical goods whenever possible. As retailers, should a client purchase a battery-powered product from us, we will recycle the customers’ similar product should they have one. If preferred, the customer can recycle the item, for example a used battery, at their local recycling facility.
The “crossed-out wheeled bin" symbol indicates that a product can be recycled.
Our workplaces – from our stores, to our offices – are the heart of Fields.
We are dedicated to fashioning our workplaces as industry defining. Our relationships with one other and with our employees reflect the loyalty to our vision, values and goals.
Community support is an imperative aspect of Fields’ business. The communities we serve are also the communities in which we live and the communities that support us in return.
We are determined to use our skills and resources so as to benefit these communities. Because our organisation is nationwide, our efforts will need to be structured, yet diversified and flexible. Accordingly, we focus our efforts on several general areas with a view to warranting local emphasis.
Therefore, we will base our community support on our employees’ initiatives, rather than responding to direct requests for financial support. We will support our employees' giving through a gift contribution program.
We do not donate to political parties.