2025 objectives

Mind in the playmakers

Maintain the high level of our employees satisfaction. Currently 80% report being "satisfied" or "extremely satisfied" with Salomon
Dedicate 2.5% of payroll spent in training / coaching
Ensure that 100% of suppliers meet or exceed the minimum level of our social compliance standard
Increase percentage of waste recycled/reused across operations to 70%

Life at the Annecy
design center

Social compliance

Salomon, through the Amer Sports Corporation, is focused on protecting human rights and improving the labour conditions and transparency within its supply chain. To ensure that our business partners and manufacturing facilities are in compliance with our standards, a Social Compliance Monitoring Program has been implemented, under which existing and new suppliers of Amer Sports brands (as well as our own manufacturing facilities) are audited.
Within the Amer Sports Social Compliance approach is a Company Code of Conduct, Ethical Policy (in 25 languages) for suppliers, and the Social Compliance Policy. The Ethical Policy is signed by suppliers.
Amer Sports’ extensive third party audit program, Amer Sports’ sourcing Office in Hong Kong, ensures that suppliers follow company standards for ethical operations, and the Corporate Social Responsibility team is trained on a social and environmental management system program (SA8000).

Key data :
Social compliance
audit results

Of our factories are above
75% of audit score (gold)

The company reviews and analyzes the audit findings to identify capacity-building training opportunities. Suppliers that receive “full compliance” status are presented with a trophy. Amer Sports also cooperates with various NGOs such as Better Work for the Better Factories Cambodia program and regularly attends the ILO’s Better Work workshops. In cases of an Ethical Policy violation, a poster in the factory provides an email address ([email protected]) and feedback is handled by Amer Sports Asian Sourcing Office in complete confidentiality.

Higg index
facility module

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) is the apparel, footwear and home textile industry’s foremost alliance for sustainable production. In 2015, Salomon made a commitment to join the SAC and to use the Higg Index to measure progress on environmental and social impacts within the brands and their supply chains. The goal is to fully integrate these world recognized tools into our everyday business.

higg index facility module

Manufacturers use the Higg Facility Modules to measure the social and environmental performance of their individual facilities at least once each year and the Environmental Module assessments are now being verified by SAC-approved, on-site assessors. Facility managers can compare their performance against their peers. The module’s aspirational-level questions give manufacturers clear guidance on hotspots for improvement and outline current best practice. The Facility Environment Module measures environmental management systems, energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, water use, wastewater/effluent, air emissions (if applicable), waste management and chemical use and management.

higg chart

Of our apparel and gear
factories are using the high index
facility module

Apparel and footwear brands like Salomon use the Higg Index Brand Module to measure and improve the environmental and social footprint of their products and operations. Salomon started to use the Brand Module in 2016 for Apparel & Gear as well as footwear. Specific action plans have elaborated to improve the score and reduce the overall impact.

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Identified areas of improvment

  • Pursue the optimization of training expenses to better meet the needs of the organization and maintain the employability.
  • Publish our list of suppliers and social audits score across categories
  • Encourage all suppliers to use the Higg Index to measure sustainability impacts and drive positive change in the supply chain.

About Salomon

Salomon has been playing in the French alps since 1947.
Our passion for outdoor sports, new technologies and craftsmanship has driven us - and still does - to create progressive gear to enable you to freely enjoy and challenge yourself in the great outdoors.
Don’t wait any longer.
Now, it’s time to play.