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We are committed to offering sustainable products and brands that reflect the diverse athletes we support. We strive for inclusion and want everyone to see themselves in the products we offer in our stores, online, and through our marketing communications.

We are working to increase the sustainable products we offer — products that are made with less energy and water, use recycled materials, and are made in facilities that support the human rights of their workers – within our vertical brands, and through brand partners and vendors.

GOALS

We’ve made several commitments to ensure our products are responsibly made. In fact, in 2021, we achieved two of our responsible sourcing goals, and are making progress against our remaining goal:

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Joined the AAFA/FLA Industry Commitment to Responsible Recruitment

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Meet minimum disclosure standards of the Human Rights Watch Transparency Pledge by 2025 for 100% of vertical brands

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Attain 100% participation of vertical brands, Tier 1 suppliers in the Higg Facility Environmental Module by 2025

Sourcing Responsibly

We are committed to offering sustainable products and brands that reflect the diverse athletes we support, and we strive for inclusion and want everyone to see themselves in the products we offer in our stores, online, and through our marketing communications. We are working to increase the sustainable products we offer — products that are made with less energy and water, use recycled materials, and are made in facilities that support the human rights of their workers.

We work with our suppliers to help them meet our high standards of product quality and safety, and our ethical, social, and environmental principles and policies. See more on our efforts on Page 54 of our 2021 Purpose Playbook.

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Working With Our Vendors

Our expectations for vendors are outlined in our code and other corporate policies, and we have social compliance auditing in place to monitor their performance. We expect our vendors to respond to challenges posed by climate change and act in an environmentally and ethically responsible manner. This includes compliance with all applicable environmental and human rights laws, regulations, and standards. We continue provide capacity-building training to vendors to help strengthen their health and safety practices.

As a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, we have pledged to use the Higg Facility Environmental Module auditing tool to assess 100% of our vertical brands Tier 1 suppliers by 2025.

Product Sustainability

SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT ATTRIBUTES

We work to increase the sourcing of the following types of sustainable materials to supply our athletes with sustainable products. To help athletes easily identify responsibly made products in-stores and online, we add sustainable attribute information. These are examples of the types of standards you can find within our products:

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

Supporting Sustainable Consumption Through Rental Gear

To help support more sustainable consumption, we introduced DICK’S Sporting Goods rental program, which allows consumers to rent camping equipment such as tents, sleeping bags, and personal camp stoves, and backyard games such as volleyball and bocce ball. We also have piloted a gear trade-in event with Sideline Swap where Athletes could trade in their used sports gear for store credit towards their next purchase.

Ensuring Product Safety and Quality

We want our athletes to feel safe and confident when buying from our stores. We utilize a robust Product Safety and Regulatory Compliance Program to ensure products at our stores meet our standards.

In addition, we regularly collaborate with teammates and industry peers to evaluate and restrict the use of potentially harmful substances, such as the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). We also utilize our Restricted Substances List (RSL) which bans substances and chemical of concern from our DICK’S vertical brands soft-lines.

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