Workplace Standards

The Workplace Standards are rules we apply at our own sites and our suppliers' factories to cover health and safety, labour rights and environmental protection. The Standards draw from international law and the International Labour Organization conventions, and follow the model code of conduct of the World Federation of Sporting Goods Industry. We revised the Workplace Standards in 2001 and 2006 in consultation with labour rights groups.

We expect all our suppliers to live up to these Standards. They are a contractual obligation under the manufacturing agreements the adidas Group signs with its main business partners.

Read our Workplace Standards on our corporate website.



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