WGSN is focused on supporting our community and having a positive impact on people, the planet, and the customers we serve.

Promoting equality


As part of Ascential, WGSN is passionate about promoting equality across our industries and beyond. Learn more about the work we are doing to drive diversity and inclusion here.



WGSN's Sustainability Board is a highly active, dedicated steering group of in-house, cross-industry, sustainability ambassadors. Through its research, reporting, recommendations and tools, it gives WGSN's customers the confidence to create better, improving their environmental contribution and shift to circular and regenerative design.

The Sustainability Board runs a range of initiatives to upskill our teams and our clients' teams; from educational networking events and workshops, to a comprehensive sustainability glossary to enhance the depth of our reporting, as well as cross-industry reports to inspire sector transformation. It is our goal to become the global go-to forecasting authority on sustainability strategy for the industries we serve.

Ascential is committed to making better choices that will help us contribute to a greener world. Learn more about the changes we’re making here.

Supporting our charity partners

WGSN ​is also a proud partner of LGBT+ charity Just Like Us. The charity is focused on supporting young LGBT+ people, ensuring that they hear powerful, positive messages about being LGBT+, from other LGBT+ young people. Our work with Just Like Us includes WGSN staff supporting its Ambassador programmes and sharing industry contacts to help the charity secure brand collaborations and reduce printing costs.

Ascential is passionate about education and helping young people to get a better start in life. That’s why we’re a Gold Patron of The Prince’s Trust, having raised over £1,600,000 for the charity in the past eight years.

Operating responsibly

Ascential's suppliers, partners and other third parties involved in the provision of goods or services are important to us. They underpin our ability to serve our customers and while delivering our valued and trusted products it is important to us that we and our suppliers do business responsibly, ethically and lawfully.

Third party code of conduct

Ascential has implemented a Third Party Code of Conduct which outlines our ethical approach to doing business and explains the standards we strive to ensure that all our suppliers should abide by, and we also expect our suppliers’ suppliers to adhere to it. 

The Ascential Code

The Ascential Code is the overview of Ascential's key compliance commitments, which sets out the group's expectations in terms of ethical and lawful conduct for our people, and our external partners. It serves as an essential guide, setting out Ascential's standards and expectations as a business, and signposting the people who are available to help should questions arise.

You can view The Ascential Code here.