We know that our people are crucial to our success. Becoming the global leader in the sporting goods industry depends on the potential, dedication, knowledge and performance of our employees and the excellence of our leaders. Therefore, we foster a corporate culture based on our values of performance, passion, integrity and diversity as we are convinced this is crucial to stimulate innovation, team spirit and engagement. We aim to continuously develop our employees and make opportunities for career progression transparent. Our performance culture is based on strong leadership where achievement gets rewarded.

We have a set of Labour Rights Principles we abide by as an employer and similarly we expect our more than 42,000 employees to adhere to the Employee Code of Conduct. We aim to make the workplace safe for our employees and we encourage them to share their views and participate in decision-making through our Works Councils.

Reading this report

Performance counts and reporting is about making performance clear to readers.

So in this year's report each page identifies which Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) indicators it addresses, complementing the GRI Index.