Labour and workplace conditions
Human rights and ethical principles
We are committed to socially responsible labour and workplace practices.We expect also our sourcing partners to respect human rights in the spirit of internationally-recognized social and ethical standards including International Labour Organization (ILO) Standards and the United Nations’ Universal Declaration on Human Rights. Amer Sports is committed these principles that are explained in the Company Code of Conduct and Ethical Policy. Our Social Compliance Policy defines how Amer Sports implements its supplier monitoring program. Amer Sports provides training to help ensure such standards are met and actively monitors the performance of its sourcing partners. We are dedicated to improving working conditions in our supplier companies through cooperation with them.
- How Amer Sports ensures that these standards are met?
- How do Amer Sports monitor compliance?
- Cooperation with suppliers to improve working conditions
- Feedback channels for supplier employees
- Collaboration with Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
At the end of 2011, approximately 10% of Amer Sports’ production value was in the Americas, 30% in EMEA and 60% in Asia, with China representing approximately 30% of the total. Amer Sports manufactures approximately 20% of its products itself and approximately 15% is produced by partially outsourced vendors. Of Amer Sports’ total production value, approximately 65% is outsourced. >> Read more
Labour practices: health and safety
Amer Sports provides its employees with workplaces that are safe, fair and healthy.
Our objective is to continuously improve working conditions in our operations to maintain a healthy and safe workplace. We know, only healthy and ergonomically designed workplaces are most efficient in the long run.
- Atomic has focused on health and safety in its factory in Altenmarkt
Atomic has undertaken significant improvement works in its factory in Altenmarkt to reduce noise level by separating quiet and noisy areas and by insulating noisy machinery. There is also increased lighting in the production area due to additional roof lights and equipment. Air quality has been improved with the new ventilation equipment which also results in less heat being generated. New ergonomic work-stations have been installed.
- Suunto was awarded for its developments in LEAN initiatives
In 2011 Finnish Ergonomy Association has awarded Suunto for its LEAN initiatives to improve and develop work stations as a part of renewing the production. The targets of the renewals were to improve production while increasing well-being of employees and decreasing absenteeism and these targets were achieved. In its LEAN initiatives Suunto adopted completely new assembling teams and the function of the warehouse for the parts was also changed. The project required a lot of cooperation with several teams and specialists.
- Amer Sports’ Ethical Policy also gives guidance on health and safety issues
Suppliers undertake to provide employees with a safe and healthy workplace in compliance with applicable laws, ensuring, at a minimum, reasonable access to potable water and sanitary facilities, fire safety, and adequate lighting and ventilation. Suppliers also agree to ensure that the same standards of health and safety are applied in any accommodation it provides for employees.