“ For more than 80 years, Lacoste strives to win with style. This heritage also results in how the company intends to develop its activities on ethical, social and environmental. „
Thierry Guibert - CEO
THE PARTNER & SUPPLIERS CHARTER LACOSTE, FAIR PLAY EVERYDAY
The Partners & Suppliers Charter LACOSTE applies to all employees in the LACOSTE Group so that we can work together while respecting the laws, ethics, and, of course, the values that unite us: being accountable, audacious, collaborative and caring. The principles and recommendations it contains show the path to follow to incorporate fair play in your behavior in the sporting spirit that has been behind our success. The Partners & Suppliers Charter LACOSTE is available in 9 languages.Download the Partners & Suppliers Charter.
LACOSTE & THE BIODIVERSITY
When René Lacoste adopted the crocodile emblem, he had no idea that 80 years later this logo would be worn by millions of people. Equally, he never imagined that the crocodile could one day disappear. As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) mandate, Lacoste contributes to the protection of biodiversity worldwide through its involvement in the preservation of crocodiles, alligators, caimans and gharials, as well as the protection and restoration of the ecosystems in which these animals live.
The LACOSTE CSR policy aims first at protecting the collaborators, the working tool and the brand: the Partners & Suppliers Charter LACOSTE clarifies our rules of the game and makes sensitive the collaborators in the CSR stakes.
RAW MATERIALS: A SELECTION IN LINE WITH THE CSR COMMITMENTS
Fibers, including cotton used in LACOSTE polos respond to high demands that beyond the standards of quality, must also register in accordance with the principles of sustainable development. LACOSTE ensures use cotton did not come from sources at risk in terms of respect for human rights. In this way, LACOSTE supports the RESPONSIBLE SOURCING NETWORK and the CAMPAIGN COTTON PLEDGE fighting against the forced labor and the child labor in cotton fields.
LACOSTE, MEMBER OF AFIRM GROUP
LACOSTE is a member of AFIRM Group, a working group comprising several global brands committed to respecting the controlled use of chemical substances indispensable for the manufacture of clothes, leather goods and shoes.
LACOSTE SUPPORTS THE RESPONSIBLE SOURCING NETWORK
LACOSTE supports the Cotton Pledge campaign launched by the Responsible Sourcing Network, which fights against forced labor and child labor in cotton fields.
LACOSTE supports the UK Modern Slavery Act of 2017
LACOSTE has built its brand around the consistent production of high quality products, from apparel and home furnishings to fragrances and accessories, and its commitment to conducting business according to the highest ethical and legal standards.
We require all vendors, factories, and contractors to adhere to our Partners & Suppliers Charter which set forth our business, legal and ethical standards in the following areas: occupational health and safety, fair wages and benefits, work hours, transparent record keeping practices, freedom of association, sub-contracting, customs compliance, product safety, conflicts of interest, anti-bribery, environmental sustainability, and prohibitions on child labor, forced labor, prison labor, discrimination, and harassment. We apply the same standards and principles to our own organization, to ensure the same level of protection to our employees.
LACOSTE requires all of its suppliers to prohibit the hiring of slave labor and prevent practices that could contribute to human trafficking.
To eradicate slavery and human trafficking from our supply chain, we:
1. Verify product supply chains using third party auditors to ensure that our product supply chains are compliant with our Partners & Suppliers Charter and applicable laws and regulations prohibiting slave labor and human trafficking;
2. Conduct independent audits of our suppliers to evaluate their compliance with our Partners & Suppliers Charter and applicable laws and regulations prohibiting slave labor and human trafficking;
3. Require certification by our suppliers that materials incorporated into our products comply with our Partners & Suppliers Charter and applicable laws and regulations prohibiting slave labor and human trafficking in countries where our suppliers are doing business;
4. Maintain internal accountability standards and procedures for employees and contractors failing to meet our Partners & Suppliers Charter prohibiting slave labor and human trafficking;
5. Provide training for our supply chain executives and employees on the prevention of human trafficking and slave labor.
GENDER PAY GAP IN UK
Gender pay reporting legislation requires employers with 250 or more employees to publish statutory calculations every year showing how large the pay gap is between their male and female employees. This involves carrying out six calculations that show the difference between the average earnings of men and women in our organisation. Gender pay gap reporting is a valuable tool for assessing levels of equality in the workplace, female and male participation, and how effectively talent is being maximised.
At LACOSTE we are committed to ensure that people are treated equally at work, across all levels and locations. This includes making sure they have the same opportunities for recognition, reward and career development.
Diversity and inclusion is paramount to our business to ensure our continued success. We must create a culture where people can be themselves at work, regardless of their gender or any other attribute or choice.
Lacoste, signatory of global fashion agenda 2020 commitment
By 2020, all the LACOSTE design and relevant product teams will be trained on circular fashion and eco-conception.
Attention to the energy consumption of the shops
With more than 1,200 points of sale around the world, LACOSTE pays special attention to the energy consumption of its stores. On this ground, the brand has opted to work on the integration of environmental criteria in its store concept these studies relied particularly on the realization of LCA, analysis of Life Cycle, allowing to work primarily the lights and air conditioning.
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