Shared Fitness is a programme of continuous improvement. It’s a way of working with our supply chain partners to grow more sustainable and successful businesses, together.
We look at how well each supply partner is embedding our values, ethical standards, and environmental standards. Then we find any challenges they might have and work together to try and find a solution.
We know that supply chain partners might be at different stages in embedding our standards in their value chain, in the same way that our community’s at different stages of their fitness journey. The Shared Fitness programme can adapt to the different needs of our partners and facilities, as well as provide the tools that help everyone become their best.
HOW WE IMPLEMENT OUR SHARED FITNESS PROGRAMME
Our Shared Fitness programme is based on our standards and values.
We assess our supply chain partners against our standards, values, and our minimum requirements, which cover ethical and environmental.
We monitor our supply chain’s implementation of our standards and policies through their adoption of the HIGG FEM, 3rd Party Audits, FLA Visits, FSLM, Whistleblowing calls and our Gymshark Factory Visit Program. We monitor our suppliers’ progress on our Shared Fitness values using our Sustainability Scorecard.
We aim to stay transparent about the factories we use, so we publish our full vendor and factory list. Not only is it a key step in strengthening our human rights due diligence*, but we also want our community to be able to see where all of our products are manufactured.
We publish a list of our Tier 1 and 2 entire supply chain on our corporate website so that external stakeholders can see who we work with. We update the Gymshark Factory List every year, and it’s on our main website to download.
*“Human rights due diligence” means any actions we take to identify and act upon human rights risks for workers in our operations, our supply chains and the services we use.
CODE OF CONDUCT & POLICIES
Vendor Framework agreement
Any new supply chain partner supplying us goods for resale has to agree to our terms and conditions for the supply of goods. The Framework Agreement details the vendor’s obligations to comply with modern slavery and anti-trafficking laws and the Gymshark Code of Conduct (COC). This is aligned with the FLA (Fair Labor Association) Workplace Code of Conduct and is based on the International Labour Organization (ILO) standards. It makes sure our expectations are super clear from the beginning of the relationship.
Code of Conduct
Our Code of Conduct lays out our absolute minimum workplace standards for all partners. These aren’t nice-to-have. They’re non-negotiable.
To live up to our global standards and address the complex issues facing the textile industry, we partner with the government, the private sector, NGOs, trade unions and other stakeholders. The provisions set out in our policies and standards cover minimum standards, not maximum. They shouldn’t be used to prevent our supply chain partners in exceeding the minimum.