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Governance and Policies

Our governance practices reinforce our commitment to Responsible Leadership, which includes operating with the highest standards of ethics, transparency, and accountability. We expect all company leaders, associates, and suppliers to conduct business responsibly — guided by our governing policies and disclosures.

Risk Committee and ESG Oversight

Our Risk Committee comprises senior leaders from across the company and oversees our environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategy, policies, practices, and programs. Its members are also responsible for guiding the company’s risk management on ESG topics. The Committee develops our Risk Assessment, encompassing current and potential impacts in areas such as geopolitical conditions, economic market conditions, climate change, water usage, human rights, socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19, and evolving regulatory requirements. We review and update the Risk Assessment regularly to reflect changing conditions in our industry and in the regions where we operate. 

Stakeholder Engagement 

Global supply chain challenges are complex, and no single company can solve them alone.  

We continually seek opportunities to collaborate and learn from external stakeholders. These interactions broaden our perspective, help us identify risks sooner, strengthen our accountability, and enable us to stay ahead of emerging issues. 

Our key external stakeholders include: 

  • Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) 
  • Trade unions and factory worker representatives 
  • Consumers, wholesale customers, and retailers 
  • National and local governments 
  • Intergovernmental organizations and aid agencies 
  • Industry associations and industry peers 

We engage with our stakeholders in many ways, including through high-level meetings, training sessions, workshops, and on-the-ground investigations. 

Policies & Downloads 

New Balance is committed to fair and ethical business practices around the world.  

Below are the governing standards, policies and disclosures that set out the principles for how we do business and reflect our commitment to transparency. 

Contact Us

We welcome your feedback on our commitment to Responsible Leadership. Please feel free to contact us at Responsible.Leadership@newbalance.com