Proposal C4: Report publicly on how suppliers are chosen and/or eliminated.
ASICS says it has a policy for supplier/vender selection and procedure for starting business with a supplier, but not a termination policy. The company does lists factors taken into account when considering terminations such as: the length of the relationship, changes in the business environment, ASICS’ changing business strategy, product delivery, product quality, etc. The company also says it tries to leave factories gradually by reducing orders through 1-2 seasons and by informing the supplier of the pullout in time to let the supplier look for new clients. No mention of linking CSR performance to sourcing.
The brand claims to implementing all components of this proposal or has agreed to implement them within Play Fair's proposed timeframe.
The brand is currently implementing or has agreed to implement some of the essential components of the proposal but has refused to implement, has overlooked, or has raised issues with one or more important components; or, the brand agrees to implement the proposal but not within Play Fair’s proposed timeframe.
The brand has refused to implement the essential components of the proposal.
The brand has misunderstood or failed to comment on the proposal; or the brand is considering the proposal, but has yet to make a decision.