GOLETA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Reflecting the growing importance of corporate responsibility, Deckers Brands announced today that it has officially joined the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest voluntary corporate citizenship initiative. Deckers Brands President and Chief Executive Officer Dave Powers informed U.N. Secretary-General H.E. Ban Ki-moon, via letter, of the company’s commitment to the Global Compact and its ten principles.
"Our support for the United Nations Global Compact is a formal commitment of Deckers Brands to conduct our business with the utmost respect for universal principles around human rights, labor standards, responsible environmental practices, and anti-corruption," said Mr. Powers. “We look forward to this partnership and hope to continue to show our global commitment to being a good corporate citizen.”
About Deckers Brands
Deckers Brands is a global leader in designing, marketing and distributing innovative footwear, apparel and accessories developed for both everyday casual lifestyle use and high performance activities. The Company’s portfolio of brands includes UGG®,Teva®, HOKA ONE ONE®, Sanuk® and Koolaburra®. Deckers Brands products are sold in more than 50 countries and territories through select department and specialty stores, Company-owned and operated retail stores, and select online stores, including Company-owned websites. Deckers Brands has a 40-year history of building niche footwear brands into lifestyle market leaders attracting millions of loyal consumers globally. For more information, please visit www.deckers.com.
About the U.N. Global Compact
With over 8,000 participating companies, the United Nations Global Compact (“UNGC”) is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. Launched in 2000, the UNGC brings business together with U.N. agencies, labor, civil society and governments to advance universal principles in the areas of human rights, labor standards, the environment and anti-corruption. For more information, please visit www.unglobalcompact.org.