Compliance with our Code of Conduct is monitored on a regular basis by our PUMA team, and in partnership with the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and the Better Work Program of the International Labor Organization (ILO) for external support. The PUMA compliance program has been accredited by the Fair Labor Association since 2007. Additionally, PUMA is a Global Buyer Partner of the Better Work Program.
In the area of social compliance, we have made the decision to divide our supplier base into core suppliers, who are responsible for over 80 percent of our business volume, and non-core suppliers, who may be used on a less frequent basis and with lower order volumes.
We continue to assess both core and non-core suppliers for compliance on a regular basis, but focus our own team’s efforts on our core suppliers, while non-core suppliers are covered by third-party auditors.