Our vision is to continue to grow TJX as a global, off-price, value retailer. We recognize that as we work to achieve this vision, we must remain grounded in the same principles on which our Company was founded – operating with the highest levels of honesty and integrity, and treating others with dignity and respect. We rely on the talent and efforts of our approximately 270,000 Associates, as well as the example set by our leaders, to help us live these principles every day and foster the continued success of our Company.
These principles inform our approach to corporate governance. As part of our governance practices, we have a suite of corporate governance materials that outline the standards to which we hold ourselves accountable. Our governance documents also guide us in our approach to business dealings and decisions and interactions with each other, and we seek to operate with the highest standards of ethical conduct and in compliance with laws and regulations. Additionally, our Board of Directors and management believe that responsibly considering the interests of all of our key stakeholders – our Associates, customers, communities, vendors, and investors – provides us with input so we may focus on what is best for our business overall.