Coats

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Our approach

Overview

Coats is a global business, operating on the ground in over 50 countries across six continents worldwide. We operate to the highest ethical business and employment standards across all our global operations.

Our global presence enables us to build close relationships with our customers wherever they are located, leverage our expertise from around the world and develop local market opportunities. But the diversity and complexity of our operations brings many social and environmental challenges.  Some of these are unique to a particular country or location; others apply globally. It is important that we understand these and our impact on society to manage our business responsibly wherever we operate.

We believe that a strong approach to Sustainability can help us to achieve our business goals by improving efficiency, strengthening our reputation and customer relationships, and enabling more motivated employees and safer working practices.

Sustainability Governance

Our activities are managed through a cross functional team, the Sustainability Delivery Team (SDT). This is led by 3 Global Executive Team (GET) sponsors; the Chief HR Officer, the Chief Supply Chain Officer and the President Apparel & Footwear, and coordinated by the Head of Corporate Sustainability. Across the business, we have a network of Sustainability Champions who support activities at a cluster or unit level.

Find out more about our key Sustainability policies.