Guidelines and policies

Amer Sports has several group-wide policies and guidelines to steer its work. Each brand, subsidiary and category is responsible for the implementation specified in the policies.

Code of Conduct

The Amer Sports Code of Conduct (CoC) defines the major principles of the company’s business conduct, based on Amer Sports’ values. The content of the CoC focuses on the promises to consumers, shareholders and business partners and refers to International Labour Organization (ILO) standards and the United Nations’ Universal Declaration on Human Rights. CoC aspects include product safety, responsible marketing, accurate and transparent information, and a healthy and safe workplace for employees. The Amer Sports Code of Conduct sets the standard for the conduct expected by all Amer Sports employees. The Amer Sports Code of Conduct is available internally in 15 languages (in the alphabetical order: Bulgarian, English, Chinese (traditional), Chinese (simplified), Czech, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish)

The Code of Conduct is approved by the Board of Directors and is reviewed periodically.

Ethical Policy

The Amer Sports Ethical Policy sets out the core values of the sourcing operations. The company expects its suppliers to operate according to the principles in its Ethical Policy. Amer Sports expects its sourcing partners to respect human rights in the spirit of internationally recognized social and ethical standards, including the International Labour Organization (ILO) Standards and the United Nations’ Universal Declaration on Human Rights. The Ethical Policy for suppliers is available in 25 languages.

The ethical standards contained in the policy are also used as a tool in selecting and retaining suppliers. For instance, the Amer Sports Ethical Policy prohibits the use of child or forced labor, allows workers’ freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining, forbids discrimination in employment, and provides employees with a safe and healthy workplace.

The Ethical Policy is approved by the Board of Directors and is reviewed periodically.

Social Compliance Policy

Social Compliance Policy provides suppliers with detailed information on how Amer Sports implements its supplier monitoring program as well as requirements that include, but are not limited to, the following issues: monitoring and documentation, child labor, forced labor, migrant labor, compensation and benefits, working hours, health and safety, environmental and chemical safety, safe disposal of broken needles, discrimination, disciplinary practices, harassment and abuse, freedom of association, grievance procedure and sub-contracting policy.

Category-based Restricted Substances Lists (RSLs)

The category-based RSL lists define Amer Sports’ guidelines to control and monitor the hazardous substances used in its products. The purpose of these guidelines is to ensure that the materials, components and finished products supplied to Amer Sports or for its business comply with local laws and regulations regarding toxicology, the environment, and product safety.

In addition, its purpose is to ensure that suppliers do not intentionally use the substances listed in the RSL, and that they comply with best practices and industry standards and aim to improve the environmental impact of the materials that they supply. Amer Sports RSL notably covers REACH, CPSIA and RoHs legislation.

Environmental Guidelines

According to the Amer Sports Environmental guidelines, the company commits to reducing the environmental impact of its products and operations through the use of methods that are both environmentally responsible and economically sound.

Amer Sports strives to continuously improve its performance and assess the environmental effects of its decisions. The aim is to promote and maintain environmentally responsible practices that are beneficial to customers, consumers, employees and the communities in which Amer Sports’ companies operate. Most of the environmental initiatives are brand-led.

Salomon and Mavic: ISO 14001 environmental certification and ISO 50001 certification for the energy management system

Salomon and Mavic are committed to reduce their environmental impacts. Salomon and Mavic have ISO 14001 environmental certification and ISO 50001 certification for the energy management system in their Design Center in Annecy, France. ISO 14001 standard provides a practical tool to manage environmental performance and it is based on the principle of continuous improvement of environmental performance by monitoring and controlling the impacts linked to the company’s activities. ISO 50001 standard supports organizations in all sectors to use energy more efficiently.

Suunto ISO 14001 environmental management system

Suunto received the ISO 14001 certificate in 2013 and it is committed to preserving the environment through the responsible design, manufacturing and delivery of high quality sports watches, instruments and services to outdoor and diving enthusiasts. The principles prefer the use of environmentally sustainable materials and suppliers, the efficient reduction of waste and recycling, optimizing the supply chain and saving energy in all of its operations.

Precor environmental management policy

Precor has an Environmental Management Policy statement that has established objectives to identify the environmental aspects and significant impacts of its business, expanding its recycling program, leverage innovative repurposing programs and achieve a zero landfill status by 2017, as well as reuse steel and aluminum in the production of machined components.

Amer sports HQ building has a Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) certificate

Amer Sports HQ together with Amer Sports Finland received a Very Good rating in the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) as the first renovated office building in Finland. Amer Sports HQ has consistently promoted greener office practices. BREEAM is a comprehensive environmental certification system that evaluates environmental performance in ten different categories containing approximately 80 items.

Amer Sports HQ office has WWF Green Office certificate

Amer Sports HQ office building in Helsinki, Finland is a certified WWF Green Office. The HQ building is occupied by both Amer Sports Corporation and Amer Sports Finland organizations, and Amer Sports Brand store, open for the public, locates also in the same building. All companies are dedicated to sustainable practices required by Green Office. WWF Green Office is a practical environmental management system for offices and sustainable organizations. Green Office covers such areas as environmental management, use of energy, procurement, waste management, water consumption, workplace healthy and safety and communications.