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Sustainability summary

Brand owner: Amer Sports Corporation
Head office: Annecy, France
Sector: Sport & outdoor - clothing & shoes
Categories : Male, Female, Kids
Free Tags: Amer Sports, Bags, Caps, Shirts, Pullover, Jackets, Shoes, Boots

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Salomon sustainability score report

Last edited: 24 June 2017 by Mario
Last reviewed: 24 June 2017 by Mario

Questions about Climate Change/ Carbon Emissions

1 out of 6
1. Is there a policy for the brand to minimize, reduce or compensate carbon emissions? Amer Sports (brand owner of Salomon) implements several measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as energy efficiency measures (see link, page 29). Source
2. Has the brand (company) disclosed the annual absolute carbon footprint of its 'own operations' (Scope 1 & 2) and has the brand already reduced or compensated 10% of these emissions in the last 5 years? Amer Sports reports its climate footprint of own operations (Scope 1&2). In 2014, it had a total footprint of 34,147 tons of CO2e, compared to 32.796 tons of CO2e in 2015, which represents a reduction of around 4% (see link, page 4). Source
3. Is at least 50% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy? Amer Sports reports on the use of renewable energy for its own operations (Wood biomass), which represented a share of around 13% in 2015 (see link, page 28). Source
4. Does 100% of the electricity that the brand (company) uses for its ‘own operations’ come from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 3. Source
5. Has the brand (company) set a target to reduce its absolute ‘own operations’ carbon emissions by at least 20% within the next 5 years? Amer Sports does not communicate clear information on total target reductions for its greenhouse gas emissions of own operations. Source
6. Does the brand (company) also have a policy to reduce/compensate carbon emissions generated from the product supply chain that is beyond own operations (Scope 3)? Amer Sports implements measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the production chain that is beyond own operations. But, Amer Sports does not publish clear results, which include emission reductions achieved (see link, “Climate Change 2016”, and link at previous question). Source

Questions about Environmental Policy

2 out of 16
1. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 5% of its volume? Amer Sports does not communicate a clear policy for substituting conventional raw materials such as leather, synthetic rubber or polyester with environmentally friendlier alternatives for its brand Salomon. Source
2. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 10% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
3. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 25% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
4. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 50% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
5. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 75% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
6. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 90% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
7. Does the brand have a clear and effective policy to avoid the use of leather that originates from cattle farms in deforestated Amazone areas? Amer Sports does not clearly communicate a policy to prevent the destruction of rainforest caused by cattle farm expansion for meat and leather production (see link, page 20). Source
8. Does the brand (company) have a clear and effective policy to minimize environmental pollution of chromium and other harmful substances from leather tanning processes, e.g. by waste water treatment or by vegetable tanning? Amer Sports collaborates with bluesign® to implement environmental protection measures throughout its production chain. However, Amer Sports does not clearly describe results of its measures to limit the use or pollution of chromium. The brand is therefore not clear about the scale and impact of this policy (see link, page 8, 20 & 24). Source
9. Is there a policy for the brand (company) to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from the whole lifecycle and all production procedures to make the clothing and footwear? Amer Sports reports that the company joined the bluesign® system partner network in July 2013. The bluesign® system sets and controls standards for environmentally friendlier and safe production. The membership covers all the Amer Sports brands within the Apparel & Gear category (see link, page 8 & 20). Source
10. Has the brand (company) eliminated at least one suspect chemical group, such as Phthalates or Per fluorinated chemicals from its entire garment production? Amer Sports does not report whether at least 1 out of 11 suspect chemical groups, such as Heavy Metals or Chlorophenols can be considered as fully eliminated from its entire production for Salomon products. Source
11. Has the brand (company) eliminated at least three suspect chemical groups, such as Phthalates or Per fluorinated chemicals from its entire garment production? See remark for environmental policy question 10. Source
12. Does the brand (company) have a clear target to phase out PVC in their products, and has the brand already achieved a PVC phase out level of more than 90%? Amer Sports does not report clearly about having a plan to phase out PVC in their products. Source
13. Has the brand (company) a clear and effective policy to minimize the use of solvents based chemicals in their shoe production, and has the brand already achieved a level of average max. 40 grams of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) emissions per pair of shoes? Amer Sports does not openly communicate a policy to reduce solvent based chemicals in their shoe production. Source
14. Does the brand (company) have clear objectives to minimize the environmental impact of its shipping packaging and carrier bags, by reducing, re-using, recycling and responsible sourcing of packaging materials, and does the brand annually report on these results? Amer Sports does not report on the annual results of its consumer packaging policy. Source
15. Does the brand (company) have clear objectives to minimize waste, by reducing, re-using and recycling, and does the brand annually report the results? Amer Sports implements measures to minimize the environmental impact of its generated waste, and reports on aggregate results regarding its overall waste materials footprint, which was at 8,385 tonnes in 2015 (+3,4% compared to 2014) (see link, page 28). Source
16. Does the brand (company) encourage the return or re-use of garments? Salomon partners with other outdoor brands to establish and to develop the Mont Blanc Outdoor Repair Center. Further details as well as current status is not specified however (see link, page 30). Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

2 out of 14
1. Does the brand (company) have a supplier Code of Conduct (CoC) which includes the following standards: No forced or slave labor, no child labor, no discrimination of any kind and a safe and hygienic workplace? All standards are mentioned in Amer Sport's supplier Code of Conduct. Source
2. Does this CoC include at least two of the following workers rights: 1. to have a formally registered employment relationship 2. to have a maximum working week of 48 hours with voluntary and paid overtime of 12 hours maximum 3. to have a sufficient living wage? 1. Not mentioned; 2. No, maximum working week is 60 hours, but with the exception of extraordinary circumstances; 3. Yes, commitment to implement payment of living wages. Source
3. Does this Code of Conduct include the right for workers to form and join trade unions and bargain collectively; and in those situations where these rights are restricted under law, the right to facilitate parallel means of independent and free association and bargaining? This right is mentioned, with reference to parallel means for the situation of law restrictions. Source
4. Does this labour conditions policy also apply further down the production chains, at least covering the leather production or the animal farms? Amer Sports does not make clear if the Code of Conduct and consequent labour conditions policy also applies further down the footwear production chain, such as leather tanning or cattle farms. Source
5. Does the brand (company) have a published list of direct suppliers, that have collectively contributed to more than 90% of the purchase volume? Amer Sports does not provide a significant list of direct suppliers. Source
6. Is the brand (company) a member of a collective initiative that aims to improve labor conditions, or does the brand (company) purchase its supplies from accredited factories with improved labor conditions? Amer Sports does not communicate any information about being part of a collective initiative or purchasing from an accredited supplier (see link, page 17-19). Source
7. Do independent civil society organizations like NGO's and labor unions have a decisive voice in this collective initiative or in these certification schemes? See remark for labor conditions policy question 6. Source
8. Is there a policy for the brand (company) for capacity building at the apparel manufacturers for improved labour practices? Amer Sports does not report clearly whether measures at its supplying production facilities are implemented to achieve improved labour practices with respect to product and / or production process quality. Source
9. Does the brand (company) annually report on the results of its labor conditions policy? Is at least 90% of the brands production volume from apparel manufacturers monitored for labour conditions? In 2015 >90% of Amer Sport's production volume was audited on supplier level. But, Amer Sport's reporting on results is not detailed enough (see link, page 4 & 23-26). Source
10. Is at least 25% of the production volume from apparel manufacturers approved as socially compliant by independent third parties, such as FWF, GOTS or SA8000? See remark for labor conditions policy question 9. Source
11. Is at least 50% of the production volume from apparel manufacturers approved as socially compliant by independent third parties, such as FWF, GOTS or SA8000? See remark for labor conditions policy question 9. Source
12. Does the brand (company) implement a policy to establish the payment of living wages at its apparel manufacturers? Are at least first living wage payments realised? Amer Sports does not provide concrete information about implemented measures to establish the payment of living wages at its apparel manufacturers. Source
13. Does the brand (company) annually report on the results of its labor conditions policy for the leather, yarn and fabric production phases, including a reasonable overview of the number and region of workplaces covered by the policy in relation to the total production volume? Amer Sports does not publicly report clear results of implemented measures to improve labor conditions at its fabric manufacturers. Source
14. Are at least 50% of the brand's leather, yarn and fabric production phases approved as socially compliant by independent third parties, such as FLO-Cert, GOTS or SA8000? See remark for labor conditions policy question 13. Source