Code of Conduct for Suppliers

The basic principle of WM Sport's actions is a sustainable, socially responsible and lawful entrepreneurial behaviour that protects the natural basis of life. This basic principle applies in our own company as well as in the relationships with our business partners. WM Sport suppliers are therefore also expected to comply with this basic principle. This Code of Conduct describes the minimum requirements to which WM Sport suppliers must adhere in order to comply with this basic principle and meet set standards.

WM Sport expects its suppliers to comply with the national laws applicable to them and to act in accordance with this Code of Conduct.

1. Social and working conditions

Child and forced labour

Child labour and any kind of forced labour are strictly rejected. The supplier guarantees that the respective national laws and international agreements are complied with.

Compensation and benefits

The Supplier shall ensure that wages and benefits comply with the applicable legal regulations, including minimum wage provisions, and are in line with local industry standards.

Working hours

The respective applicable legal regulations on working hours are observed.

Freedom of association

The right of employees to freedom of association and collective bargaining within the scope permitted by law is recognised by the supplier.

Prohibition of discrimination

Any kind of discrimination is prevented. The supplier observes the principles of equal opportunities and equal treatment and prevents verbal or physical harassment of employees.

Health and safety legislation

All applicable health and safety laws and regulations shall be complied with by the Supplier and all activities and processes shall be reviewed for potential hazards. The supplier shall use a suitable management system for occupational health and safety. All relevant permits must be in place.

2. Environmental protection and quality

All required national environmental protection regulations and laws must be complied with by the supplier. Resources must be conserved, environmental risks minimised and environmental pollution reduced. The supplier shall use a suitable management system to monitor environmental protection. Furthermore, the supplier is required to comply with all relevant relevant quality and textile law requirements. In addition, the supplier is expected to inform WM Sport immediately if any irregularities occur in this regard.

3. Compliance and integrity

Antitrust and competition law

The supplier is committed to fair competition. Laws protecting competition, in particular antitrust law and other laws regulating competition, must be observed. Unlawful agreements on prices or other conditions, sales territories or customers as well as abuse of market power will not be tolerated.

Corruption and bribery

Corruption or bribery must be prevented by the supplier, especially with regard to payments, bribes or other advantages that can lead to influencing decisions. Conflicts of interest in business relationships with WM Sport or third parties must be avoided.

Confidentiality and data protection

The supplier must treat all business and other data as well as business correspondence with WM Sport confidentially. The relevant regulations must be observed.

4. Compliance with the Supplier Code of Conduct

WM Sport reserves the right to verify compliance with the requirements of the Supplier Code of Conduct after giving reasonable notice. The supplier shall also encourage its suppliers to comply with the requirements set out in this Code of Conduct. The supplier is responsible for its own supply chain. Any breach of the obligations set out in the Supplier Code of Conduct will be considered a material breach of contract by the Supplier.