"Training and Awareness
In 2020, 99% of PUMA employees (with an email-account) completed annual e-learning training on our Code of Ethics. Available in eleven languages, this training sets out the ethical ground rules in place and presents case studies and ethical dilemmas that help employees ask themselves the right questions. It is updated annually and covers all the major ethics principles upheld by PUMA's Code of Ethics. Some of the topics covered include anti-corruption, diversity and respect for Human Rights.
At the supply chain level, we have conducted frequent supplier round tables in all major sourcing regions for several years, on different topics including PUMA's Code of Ethics, potential forced-labor issues in the supply chain, particularly for migrant workers. Migrant workers are the group considered most exposed to significant risks of forced labor in supply chains. Material and component suppliers were also invited to these meetings. In 2020, we trained close to 700 of our PUMA supplier representatives at our virtual annual supplier Round Table Meetings.
We utilize a quiz after all trainings we conduct to evaluate the understanding of participants. We also collaborated with the FLA, the International Organization of Migration (IOM) and industry peers to assess labor conditions throughout the natural rubber supply chain in Vietnam. The primary objective is to understand supply chain structures, assess worker demographics, recruitment processes, and working conditions at the various tiers of the natural rubber supply chain. The project closure report will be published in 2021."