OUR APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY

We understand the important role we must play in taking care of the planet and creating greater equity in the world. Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues are critical to all our stakeholders and humanity at large. Our sustainability program reflects our commitment to these issues and our intention to inspire our teammates and athletes to join us in the pursuit.

Our ESG strategy is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of 17 global goals designed to achieve a more sustainable future for all. We believe we can most meaningfully contribute to three goals: #5 Gender Equality, #13 Climate Action, and #15 Life on Land.

OUR PLAN INCLUDES

  • Ambitious goals around sustainable and responsible sourcing
  • A commitment to being an inclusive employer of choice and a trusted retail partner
  • Actions that ensure our organization is a positive force in our communities
ESG AT A GLANCE ONE PAGER

OUR STRATEGY DEFINES OUR APPROACH TO THESE INITIATIVES UNDER FOUR PILLARS:

GOALS

LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELD

Creating an inclusive and diverse workplace where teammates can thrive
Maintain a median gender pay ratio of 100%. Achieved
Achieve 50% BIPOC and/or women for entry-level hires for technology by 2025. In Progress
Increase BIPOC representation in leadership roles by 30% by 2025. New Goal
Increase overall representation of women in store leadership by 40% by 2025. New Goal

CLEARING HURDLES

Breaking down barriers to ensure that all communities have a chance to play and learn
Provide 1 million young people from under-resourced communities with the opportunity to play sports by 2024. In Progress

RAISING THE BAR

Providing athletes with Innovative, responsible products
Join the AAFA/FLA commitment to responsible recruitment. Achieved
Meet minimum disclosure standards of the Human Rights Watch Transparency Pledge by 2025 for 100% of vertical brands. Achieved
Attain 100% participation of vertical brands in the Higg facility environmental module by 2025. In Progress

PROTECTING OUR HOME COURT

Mitigating our environmental footprint as stewards of the planet
Eliminate single-use, point-of-sale plastic bags in all stores by 2025. In Progress
Reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for DICK’S operations by 30% by 2030 (versus 2016 baseline). New Goal

LETTER FROM PRESIDENT AND CEO LAUREN HOBART

There’s no denying that 2020 tested all of us beyond measure — from the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic to the social unrest linked to the racial inequalities that exist in our country. Despite these challenges, I was inspired by how our team rose to the occasion.

Our company is built on the belief that sports make people better and that doing what’s right is ultimately what makes us successful. These values have been engrained in our business since our founding in 1948 and were carried forward and reinforced for the last 35 years by our Executive Chairman Ed Stack, who built this business from just two stores to what it is today.

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