Sustainable procurement

Arc'teryx jacket manufacturing

We strive to improve performance in sustainable procurement and are working to ensure that our suppliers and our own operations meet our high standards, on both ethical and environmental fronts.

Amer Sports’ procurement is guided through our Ethical Policy, Social and Environmental Compliance Benchmarks, and Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement: 

Amer Sports Ethical Policy

Amer Sports Ethical Policy sets out the social and environmental fundamentals for our supply chain. It’s an integral part of our responsible operations strategy. The Policy is based on our commitment to uphold human rights, as well as on internationally recognized social and ethical standards. These include, for example, the International Labor Organization (ILO) Conventions and the United Nations’ Universal Declaration on Human Rights. Furthermore, as Amer Sports is a participating company in the Fair Labor Association (FLA), the Policy is aligned with FLA’s Code of Conduct and Benchmarks which strive for decent and humane working conditions. 

The Ethical Policy applies to all operators in the Amer Sports supply chain, including our suppliers, our fully or partially owned manufacturing facilities, and our own and third-party distribution facilities. We expect and support our factories, suppliers, and distribution centers to operate according to the principles set out in the Ethical Policy.  Our suppliers shall sign the Ethical Policy Compliance certificate in committing to comply with the Policy.

The Amer Sports Group Executive Committee is responsible for upholding our Ethical Policy and reviewing it on a regular basis. 

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Social and Environmental Compliance Benchmarks

The Amer Sports Ethical Policy standards are explained further in our Social and Environmental Compliance Benchmarks. These benchmarks provide detailed guidance on how Amer Sports and its suppliers should behave as employers. This means compliance with all applicable national and international laws, rules, legal regulations, and industry practices that cover employers’ activities such as manufacturing, sales, and distribution. This program equally applies to our own manufacturing and distribution facilities.  

The Benchmarks include 15 cross-references that guide employers’ responsibilities relating to areas such as human rights, health and safety, environmental standards, employment relationships management, and good governance.  

Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

We express a zero-tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically, with integrity and transparency in all our business dealings. As such, we have implemented effective systems and controls to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within our business or supply chains. 

We regularly monitor public sources and our internal reporting channels for any reports related to modern slavery practices in our business and within our supply chain. Social and labor audit scores covering various critical issues (related to, for example, forced labor) are an essential part of the suppliers’ scorecard, and we review it monthly.