330 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
N: (212) 720-3700
CHIEF SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER
Juan Jose Freijo
According to Foot Locker, Inc.,” they lead the celebration of sneaker and youth culture around the globe through a portfolio of brands including Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Champs Sports, Eastbay, Footaction, Runners Point and Sidestep. With approximately 3,130 retail stores in 27 countries across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, as well as websites and mobile apps, the Company’s purpose is to inspire and empower youth around the world, by fueling a shared passion for self-expression and creating unrivaled experiences at the heart of the global sneaker community. Foot Locker, Inc. has its corporate headquarters in New York.
Our success over the long term is dependent on providing each of our associates with ongoing training and a work environment that provides opportunities and encourages our associates to build their careers with us. Our development strategy will be focused on programs designed to strengthen the selling and service skills of our associates.
We also benefit from having a deep bench of management talent and experience at the operating level in each of our businesses. Additionally, our corporate staff provides efficient and effective sales support in sourcing, real estate, logistics, information systems and technology, human resources, marketing, legal, and finance. Taken together, there is great strength at all levels of our Company.
The continuing development of an industry-leading retail team is an important strategic priority for Foot Locker, Inc. Our associates worldwide remain a competitive strength including, very importantly, a talent base of experienced store associates who are dedicated to providing shoppers with superior customer service. We will build upon our strong foundation, as we continue to enhance the skills of our teams.”
Company Sustainable Activity
Foot Locker, Inc. is concerned about the safety and fair treatment of the workers who manufacture the goods the Company sells, wherever the workers are located. To this end, the Company has developed the following Global Sourcing Guidelines, which shall apply worldwide to the Company’s suppliers. Foot Locker, Inc.’s Global Sourcing Guidelines require all of the Company’s suppliers to respect certain employment standards that the Company believes should be universal notwithstanding more relaxed standards (if any) which may be imposed by applicable local laws.
In the selection of its suppliers, Foot Locker works hard to choose reputable business partners who are committed to ethical standards and business practices compatible with those of the Company.
At the very minimum, Foot Locker expects its suppliers to comply, and to ensure that their
subcontractors comply, with all legal requirements applicable to the conduct of their business.
Each of the Company’s suppliers agrees that, by accepting orders from the Company or any of its subsidiaries, it will abide by and implement the terms of these Global Sourcing Guidelines and require the same from each of its subcontractors. Each of the Company’s suppliers acknowledges that its failure to honor this agreement will compel Foot Locker to reevaluate, and possibly terminate, its business relationship with such supplier.
Employment Standards: Foot Locker will only do business with suppliers whose workers are, in all cases, present voluntarily, compensated fairly and allowed the right of free association and who are neither put at risk of physical harm, discriminated against, nor exploited in any way.
In particular, it is Foot Locker’s policy that:
- Child Labor. Child labor is not permissible. Workers may not be younger than 15 years of age (or 14 where local law permits) or the age for completing compulsory education, if higher.
- Forced Labor. Forced labor, whether in the form of prison labor, involuntary or slave labor (including human trafficking), indentured labor, bonded labor or otherwise is not permissible. Employment must always be on a voluntary basis.
- Wages and Benefits. Foot Locker will only deal with suppliers who compensate their employees fairly by providing wages, overtime premiums and benefits that, at very least, comply with legally mandated minimum standards.
- Working Hours. Foot Locker will only deal with suppliers who maintain reasonable work hours, not exceeding prevailing local standards or any maximum prescribed by applicable laws.
- Health and Safety. Foot Locker will only deal with suppliers who provide their employees with a safe and healthy work environment, designed to prevent accidents and injury to health arising out of or occurring in the course of work. At the very least, the Company requires that its suppliers comply with all applicable, legally mandated minimum standards for workplace health and safety.
Footlocker aims to enhance the sustainability of its operations and value chains by implementing practices that are more efficient and have lower environmental impact and reduce its waste production. Among these efforts are:
- Energy: Executing a multi-year process to replace all fluorescent fixtures with LED lights—which use 80% less energy than conventional lights
- Distribution: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by increasing the amount of freight the company ships within each container, using cleaner modes of transportation, and encouraging the use of fuel-saving strategies. Footlocker is also enhancing its data collection to better measure results;
- Waste: Curtailing packaging waste by reusing boxes within its supply chain system. Also, the company primarily utilizes corrugated and biodegradable boxes and sells back several thousand tons of corrugated boxes for recycling each year.
Foot Locker supports the goals of the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010. We outline our actions to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from our direct supply chains below:
Foot Locker reserves the right to make periodic, unannounced inspections of our private label suppliers’ facilities to verify each supplier’s compliance with our Global Sourcing Guidelines and other requirements. Such on-site inspections are conducted by our internal team or by a third party company, and Foot Locker reserves the right to terminate the relationship with any supplier who fails to comply with our requirements. Private label suppliers affirm that, by accepting orders from Foot Locker, they will manufacture products in accordance with local labor and employment laws, under working conditions that meet certain standards, and without the use of forced labor.
- California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010
Sustainable Development Goals
How company covers SDGs
- 211 stores were upgraded in North America to LED Lighting during 2019 with a total 2.25 million KWH annual savings estimate
- A total of 526 tons of HVAC was converted over from R22 to R410A to minimize greenhouse gases
- Foot Locker has spent over $2 million since 2016 converting over 100 locations across Europe to LED lighting
- Foot Locker has spent over $13 million since 2011 converting over 1,600 locations across North America to LED lighting
- Our major North American distribution center in Junction City, Kansas was 100% converted to LED lighting during 2019, including over 5,200 fixtures impacting offices, warehouse floor, pump houses, and the exterior
- 100% of stores in Asia use LED lighting
- In Europe, 63% of energy purchased across the continent is with green power contracts
Footlocker doesn’t take major action towards sustainability. They don’t have any set goals to achieve in order to decrease their effects on sustainability. They have 1 certification however no awards. Their information is not transparent and gives no certainty.