PUMA Assessment for Reaccreditation

The FLA Board of Directors voted in June 2019 to reaccredit PUMA’s social compliance program, after the company demonstrated in a lengthy review that it continues to have strong policies and practices in place to identify and remediate unfair labor practices in its global supply chain.

PUMA has been an FLA affiliate since 2004, and its social compliance program was first accredited by the FLA in 2007, before being reaccredited in 2010. It is PUMA’s second reaccreditation by the FLA.

The FLA reaccreditation report noted that PUMA’s social compliance program included the following strengths:

  • Commitment from PUMA’s top management to provide annual sustainability reports and public supplier lists as part of a sustainability strategy that is regularly reviewed by stakeholders
  • Use of a social sustainability team that is integrated within the sourcing team to coordinate the implementation of responsible purchasing practices
  • Annual supplier roundtable meetings that are mandatory for all suppliers and take place in multiple regions throughout PUMA’s global supply chain
  • Regular collaboration on audits and remediation with other companies, which helps to support effective remediation
  • Strategic partnerships with civil society organizations to support PUMA’s remediation efforts and special projects