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‘INNOVATIVE’: MP praises global retailer following Leavesden visit

 Published on: 6th May 2023   |   By: Dean Shaw   |   Category: Uncategorized

An online global fashion retailer based in Leavesden has been praised as it vows to continue to recruit local people where possible.

Dean Russell, MP for Watford, paid a visit to ASOS headquarters on Hercules Way on April 5.

The MP met Daryl Wilkes, the new director of customer care at ASOS, who confirmed the company’s commitment to recruiting locally and becoming more sustainable.

The offices in Leavesden provide more than 300 jobs, making them an important employer for Watford and the surrounding area.

Recently, they have set out an ambitious sustainability strategy underpinned by targets focused on four areas: net zero, circularity, transparency, and diversity and inclusion.

Locally, ASOS recently supported its commuter bus service provider Zeelo in trialling converting 260 employee commutes between Watford Junction and Leavesden Park to electric bus trips, for a period of 30 days across February and March.

Mr Russell MP said: “It is great to have such an innovative facility in our constituency, and to meet employees who showed me how this globally recognised company operates on a daily basis.

“It was good to hear about the diverse range of roles at the site and the desire to attract local people when new opportunities arise, as well as to learn how ASOS are focusing on becoming more environmentally friendly and inclusive.”

Daryl added: “It was brilliant to welcome Dean to our customer care centre and studio facility which is central to ASOS’ operation.”

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