There are more than 1,100 independent factories employing hundreds of thousands of workers producing goods for the adidas Group. Our Workplace Standards aim to ensure that those workplaces are fair, safe and healthy. We check how well our suppliers comply with our standards and help them to improve.
These are suppliers that have a direct contractual relationship with the adidas Group, mostly for the supply of products.
Between the adidas Group Sea Team and a supporting group of external monitors, we made more than 1,500 visits to our suppliers' factories in 2009.