|2015 Corporate Responsibility Report||
|Production Code of Conduct||
Wolverine founder G.A. Krause and his descendants instilled a set of values in our company that guides us to this day. These values emphasize hard work, fairness, community participation and innovation. This is not to suggest we have all the answers. Manufacturing footwear and apparel on a global scale demands the responsible use of our natural resources, and much like piloting a ship across open seas, a steady hand on the helm and the ability to course-correct are essential.
We are proud of a long history of notable community and industry accomplishments:
- We introduced electricity to our home community of Rockford, Michigan, in 1901.
- Women worked in our manufacturing operations long before this became standard practice.
- During the Great Depression of the 1930s, we kept our production lines running and workers employed.
Over the years, Wolverine Worldwide has made significant progress toward fulfilling our commitment to reduce our current and future ecological footprint. We’ve done so through the employment of environmentally sustainable business practices that enhance our business, as well as our planet.
At Wolverine Worldwide, we believe that when you serve numerous communities, you don’t divide your commitment, you multiply it. For this reason, we established the Wolverine Worldwide Foundation, which today supports more than 190 charitable organizations that impact communities around the world, like United Way, Two Ten Footwear Foundation and The Conservation Alliance.
The spirit of community that permeates our company is also evident among Wolverine Worldwide team members. It is reflected by our associates’ thousands of volunteer hours and the substantial financial support given to those in need of assistance in the communities where we live and work. Every effort underscoring our belief that when we act together to do great things, great results are inevitable.
Founded in 1959 to support our charitable initiatives, the Wolverine Worldwide Foundation embodies our belief that we are part of a greater community. One founded on the premise that as we help each other, we build stronger communities and nurture brighter futures.
Through the Wolverine Worldwide Foundation, we actively support a multitude of local and national charitable organizations that are committed to safeguarding the environment, promoting education and strengthening the lives of children and their families. We also encourage our employees and associates to become engaged in their communities. Realizing that our collective commitment of time, talent and financial support makes a lasting difference.
Together, the Wolverine Worldwide Foundation and our employees contribute not only to our success as a company, but also to the betterment of the communities that we call home.
To contact the Wolverine Worldwide Foundation, email WWWFoundation@wwwinc.com.
At Wolverine Worldwide, we take the well being of our associates worldwide very seriously. This same dedication extends to partners within our supply chain as well. The industry’s best talent has entrusted Wolverine Worldwide with their careers for generations. We have become an employer of choice for the industry’s best and brightest. The extensive benefits offered to our associates are enhanced by miles of trails that have been built on campus, and wellness programs led by our brand leaders.
As a value-led company, Wolverine Worldwide is committed to ensuring our Code of Conduct is adhered to in all global locations and where our family of lifestyle brands are produced or sold. We expect our business partners to practice these same standards and we favor partners who contribute to the betterment of the communities in which they operate.