Our goal is to provide our athletes with quality products that are inclusive and sustainable. We strive to ensure that athletes of different abilities, genders, sizes, and ages feel represented by our brands. From organized team competition on the field to free exploration of wide-open natural spaces, we provide athletes with the products they need to unlock their full potential wherever and however they play.

At the center of these efforts are our vertical brands, which are designed in-house and include DSG, CALIA by Carrie Underwood, VRST, and Alpine Design.

GOALS

We’ve made several commitments to ensure our products are responsibly made.
In fact, in 2020, we achieved two of our responsible sourcing goals:
Joined the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA)/Fair Labor Association (FLA) Industry Commitment to Responsible Recruitment, a proactive industry effort to address potential forced labor risks for migrant workers in the global supply chain
Joined the Human Rights Watch Transparency Pledge to advance consistent, comparable disclosure practices across the apparel industry and achieved 100% transparency of our vertical brand factories
And we're making progress on our remaining goal:
Attain 100% participation of vertical brands in the Higg facility environmental module by 2025

SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT ATTRIBUTES

We work to increase sourcing of the following types of sustainable materials in our vertical branded and vendor products:

Organic Content:
  • Organic cotton*
  • Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
  • Regenerative Organic Certified™ (ROC)
  • Organic wool*
Recycled Content:
  • Global Recycled Standard (GRS)
  • Recycled wool*
  • Recycled Claim Standard (RCS)
  • Recycled cotton*
Preferred Fibers:
  • Responsible Wool Standard (RWS)
  • Cotton Made in Africa (CMiA)
  • REEL cotton
  • Forest Stewardship council (FSC)
  • Responsible Down Standard (RDS)
  • Advanced Traceable Down
  • Cradle to cradle certified (material or product)
  • OEKO-TEX® Made in Green
  • OEKO-TEX® Standard 100
  • Better Cotton Initiative (BCI)
Fair Trade Certified™:
  • Fair Trade Certified™
Bluesign® Product:
  • Bluesign® Product
Leather Working Group Certification:
  • Leather Working Group (leather from a Bronze-, Silver-, or Gold-rated tannery ONLY)

* As defined by the Textile Exchange

Designing for Inclusiveness

Inclusive sizing is a company philosophy that DICK’S embraces because our athletes are diverse — that’s why we are expanding size ranges for our DSG and CALIA by Carrie Underwood women’s apparel with sizes ranging from XS through 3X. And we’ll continue to make moves to expand our product offerings to reflect this commitment and offer a fun and empowering shopping experience inclusive for all individuals.

We also are proud of our efforts to reflect the communities we serve in our marketing — featuring a diverse set of models and mannequins, for example. These efforts reflect our broader commitment to provide everyone with the same opportunity to have comfortable, sustainable apparel when they play sports.

Ensuring Product
Safety and Quality

We want our athletes to feel safe and confident when buying from our stores. Our vertical brand products meet a robust set of quality and safety requirements that we enforce on our suppliers and vendors.

Our teammates and vertical brand vendors are trained by the Product Integrity team annually on:

  • Product safety policies, procedures, and requirements
  • Changes and updates to program elements
  • Applicable state and federal regulatory requirements
  • Chemical safety and the restriction of certain substances in our supply chain
Securing and Protecting Athlete and Teammate Data Privacy
Keeping our athletes and teammates safe includes protecting their privacy and the security of their personal data. At the enterprise level, we have identified data security as a company priority. As such, we are dedicated to implementing and maintaining adequate controls to make sure our data security aligns with current best practices.