Our vision is to continue to grow TJX as a global, off-price, value retailer, and 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 integrity, caring, ethics and fairness. We rely on the talent and efforts of our approximately 235,000 Associates to help us live these principles every day to help ensure the continued success of our Company.
We have a long history of practicing excellence in 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 are committed to high standards of ethics.
In 2017, we were pleased to be ranked #1 within the specialty retailer category on Fortune’s Most Admired Companies list. This list recognizes the Company’s efforts in areas of importance to stakeholders, including: quality of products and services, financial soundness, long-term investment value, and social responsibility.
We were also honored to be named Retailer of the Year by the World Retail Congress in 2016. The World Retail Congress describes the award as recognizing the retailer they believe to be a truly world-class operator setting standards for the whole industry to admire with outstanding results across a number of important areas, including financial performance and sales growth and adaptability to a changing retail environment.