PUMA is an active and accredited member of the Fair Labor Association and continues working towards improving the labor conditions in the supply chain through the FLA sustainable compliance initiative. Please visit our section External Audits to learn more about PUMA’s collaboration with the FLA.
PUMA’s collaboration with the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) continues with PUMA playing an important role in several important SAC milestones, most notably the testing, development and launch of the Higg Index 2.0 that measures the environmental performance of apparel products. The SAC is an industry-wide group of over 60 leading apparel and footwear brands, retailers, suppliers, nonprofits and NGOs working to reduce the environmental and social impacts of apparel and footwear products around the world.
As detailed in our ZDHC section, PUMA is an active member of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) working group, an industry collaboration that has grown from six to seventeen members over the past two years. Learn more about ZDHC on the program website.
In 2012 PUMA deepened its engagement with the Better Work program by becoming a Buyer Partner. As a Buyer Partner, PUMA commits to using only Better Work audits in lieu of its own social assessments in relevant markets in Vietnam, Cambodia, Jordan and Bangladesh as part of a strategic commitment to bring down social audit fatigue. PUMA also supports Better Work’s expansion to related industries such as footwear and other strategic growth areas.
Furthermore, PUMA is an active member and supporter of the German Sustainability Code, a resolution passed by the German Council for Sustainable Development with the aim of making sustainability efforts of companies visible and comparable providing a broader basis for the realization of sustainability.