Building partnerships and transparency

More than 150 Tier 1 suppliers in 22 countries provide us with the facilities, expertise, and other resources to bring the best products to our consumers. Through our partnership approach, we aim to help improve standards not just among our direct suppliers, but in all areas where our business has influence.

SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSPARENCY 

At ASICS, we are aware of the influential role we play in our supply chain, a role we take very seriously. Transparency regarding our supply chain is vital, both for ASICS as well as for our external stakeholders.

ASICS GLOBAL FACTORY LIST

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ASICS Group Modern Slavery and Transparency Statement

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Managing & monitoring

Managing our supply chain

Through our Supply Chain Management Program, we seek to maintain and improve standards throughout our supply chain, in all areas where our business has both direct and indirect influence.

Engaging Our Supply Chain Stakeholders


Commitment

  • Develop global policy and guidelines
  • Internal and external communication regarding policies (including education and training)

Monitoring and Risk Management

  • Assessing human rights risks in the business and supply chain
  • Audit and corrective action to warrant safe and ethical workplace standards


Training and
Capacity Building

  • Supplier training
  • Sharing best practices
  • Develop global policy and guidelines
  • Internal and external communication regarding policies (including education)

Reporting and
Transparency

  • Disclosure in reports and websites
  • Disclosure based on Modern Slavery Act
  • Utilisation of industry standard tools and disclosure of factory list

Monitoring our supply chain

We continuously monitor the social and environmental sustainability performance of our supply chain partners against ASICS standards. We work closely with factories, labor unions, and industry groups to make improvements. We focus on two topics:

Training and capacity building

Reporting and transparency

Due diligence and risk assessment

ASICS strongly condemns the use of forced or involuntary labor. Therefore, we deploy a rigorous supply chain management program to ensure compliance throughout our supply chain.

Responsible recruitment

ASICS employs nearly 9,000 people and many more thousands of workers are indirectly connected to us throughout our supply chain. Ensuring responsible recruitment practices in our supply chain involves broad policies as well as specific actions.

Our responsible recruitment commitment

We commit to work with our global supply chain partners to create conditions so that:

Workers shall not bear cost for employment such as recruitment fees or other.

Workers retain control of their travel documents and have full freedom of movement.

All workers are informed of the basic terms of their employment before leaving home.

Fair wages

ASICS recognizes the issues around fair wages in our industry. Workers should be fully and fairly compensated. Therefore, ASICS supplier audits include a detailed review of wage systems.

Freedom of association and collective bargaining

Our Policy of Engagement requires business partners to recognize and respect the employees’ right to organize and join associations by their own choice, and to bargain collectively.

Child labor

Child labor is one of ASICS’ so called zero tolerance subjects and we take strong efforts to ensure our contracted facilities are not engaged in such practices.

Grievance mechanism

ASICS has created and introduced a grievance mechanism to listen to the voices of (migrant) workers in factories. The scope of the grievance mechanism will be expanded for more workers to benefit from it.



Engaging with partners for sustainability