Supplier certification

Supplier Certification

In an effort to strengthen relationships with suppliers regarding chemical management and restricted substances compliance, New Balance implemented a Restricted Substance List (RSL) Certification Program. RSL-certified suppliers maintain strong internal chemical management systems aimed at preventing RSL-related problems with materials. Certified suppliers are categorized as Gold, Silver and Bronze. We audit suppliers based on a set criteria including upper management commitment, documentation of policies and procedures regarding RSL compliance, chemical and risk management, raw materials management and manufacturing process control, multiple supply chain controls, and corrective action and performance improvement plans.