Supply Chain Innovation

Amer Sports

Amer Sports is a sporting goods company and sports lifestyle retailer with internationally recognized brands including Salomon, Arc’teryx, Peak Performance, Atomic, Suunto, and Wilson. Through our products we want to help people to stay healthy throughout their lives. Amer Sports is committed to sustainability and dedicated to continuously improving its performance regarding labor, workplace conditions and environmental issues in its supply chain and partners with its vendors to foster workers’ well-being.

Honorable Members of the Minimum Wages Committee for Textile Industry Tamil Nadu: 

Honorable Members of the Minimum Wages Committee for Textile Industry Tamil Nadu:  The undersigned brands, retailers, and organizations, representing a significant percentage of the buyers of textiles and garments from Tamil Nadu state, applaud the Tamil Nadu government for building a successful textile and garment industry in Tamil Nadu. As part of those efforts, we welcome the establishment of a Minimum Wages Committee for the Textile Industry by the Government of Tamil Nadu. A minimum wage is essential for both workers and the future of the Tamil Nadu textile and garment industry....
The FLA joined with five partner organizations to engage the government of India and call attention to state-level actions, which could “seriously jeopardize the safety, security, and well-being of workers in India. The concerns involve COVID-related amendments that relax labor laws or regulations via state executive order or imprecise suspensions in light of the global pandemic’s economic impact. "This challenge demonstrates that the health and well-being of workers, communities, and businesses are inextricably linked. We hope that the Government of India will respond...

On July 20, 2020, the Fair Labor Association (“FLA”) initiated a Third Party Complaint concerning the factory Wells Apparel Nicaragua (“the factory”) based on the allegations filed by a former board member of the Luis Alonso Velasquez union. At the time the FLA accepted the complaint, it confirmed that FLA Participating Company Amer Sports was sourcing from the factory. 

On June 30, 2020, Participating Company Amer Sports contacted the Fair Labor Association to communicate that it had received a complaint from a board member of the union at the factory Wells Apparel Nicaragua, from which the company sources products. The complaint alleged that (1) factory management had dismissed six union board members, who were entitled to fuero sindical protection, without complying with legal requirements; and (2) there was a potential risk that an additional union official currently under maternity leave would also be unlawfully dismissed.