The highest-ranking governance body at PUMA in terms of sustainability is the Management Board of PUMA SE. The Management Board is informed and consulted about PUMA’s sustainability strategy and performance during regular meetings with the Global Director SourceCo and Head of Sustainability.
Updating our Priorities for 2019
At PUMA, we define materiality by gathering feedback from our stakeholders to help us identify and focus on PUMA’s most material aspects from the sustainability perspective as well as the highest influence on business success. To ensure that our current sustainability strategy is actively supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”), we conducted a review of those topics we have classified as most material to inform our strategy and drive our efforts.
This review analyzed our 10FOR20 targets alongside the SDGs and global sustainability trends and included engaging with our internal and external stakeholders to seek their input as we refined our strategy. Building on previous exercises, the results confirmed that most of the topics covered by our current strategy continue to be important and should remain in focus in the upcoming years. These include human rights, worker health and safety, chemical management and addressing the threat of climate change. In addition, we identified new topics which we found to be increasingly relevant, such as sustainable product design, innovation around plastics and packaging, and circularity.
The results of our updated materiality analysis were shared with the PUMA Management Board and provided us with an refreshed list of emphases for our sustainability strategy going forward that maps to our 10FOR20 targets. These are our most material topics: