Amer Sports’ strategy emphasizes excellence in consumer-centric product creation. Through continuous research and development, Amer Sports seeks to develop new and better sporting goods, services and experiences that appeal to both consumers and trade customers.
Amer Sports requires its business partners to guarantee that materials, components and finished products supplied to Amer Sports are in a full compliance with laws and regulations regarding environment and product safety, and that the company’s business partners comply with best practices and industry standards.
Materials Compliance Policy
Amer Sports has developed the Materials Compliance Policy to manage the chemical composition and ethical sourcing of materials used in the products of its brands, and the chemical impacts in product manufacturing. The content includes testing and certification requirements, and ethical sourcing requirements in addition to chemicals management.
The Material Compliance Policy explains the company’s expectations and requirements for materials as well as acceptable verification methods that Amer Sports imposes to its suppliers. The Material Compliance Policy is valid for all Amer Sports brands, products and product categories, except Apparel & Gear as it is a bluesign® system-partner and relies on the bluesign® system including the bluesign® RSL. The complete Material Compliance Policy document is available here as a pdf:
The Materials Compliance Policy (MCP) and Restricted Substance List (RSL) are based upon knowledge of applicable laws in different countries and on the expertise of chemical experts, and it takes the strictest standards legislated globally. Amer Sports has ambitious sustainability goals which go beyond legal requirements, and has voluntarily restricted or phased out using perfluorinated compounds.
Amer Sports is bluesign® system partner
Amer Sports Apparel is a bluesign® system-partner and relies on the bluesign® system including the bluesign® RSL to assess the safety, environmental impacts, and regulatory status of textiles chemicals and is applied to the apparel and gear products.
The bluesign® system is a solution for a sustainable textile production and it eliminates harmful substances right from the beginning of the manufacturing process and sets and controls standards for environmentally friendlier and safe production. This not only ensures that the final textile product meets very stringent consumer safety requirements worldwide but also provides confidence to the consumer to acquire a sustainable product. www.bluesign.com
Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC)
Amer Sports is a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and use the Higg Index to measure progress on environmental and social impacts within the brands and their supply chains. The Higg Index is a self-assessment tool that empowers brands, retailers and facilities of all sizes, at every stage of their sustainability efforts, to measure their environmental and social and labor impacts and identify areas for improvement. The goal is to fully integrate these tools, recognized worldwide, into the everyday business of the brands.
The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) is the apparel, footwear and home textile industry’s foremost alliance for sustainable production. The organization’s membership represents approximately 50% of these industries. The Coalition’s main focus is on building the Higg Index, a standardized brand and supply chain measurement tool for all industry participants to understand the environmental, social and labor impacts of making and selling products and services. The Higg Index delivers a holistic overview of the sustainability performance of a product or company – a big-
FSC certified wood
One of the key raw materials of skis is wood and most of Amer Sports wood originates from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. All key suppliers are FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified.