“Good ethics is good business” is a belief that has guided our improvements in social and environmental performance over the years and has inspired us to continue to take steps forward in our approach to sustainability, transparency, and accountability.
We have a long history of conducting business in a responsible manner, and we are dedicated to upholding a values-based culture. Among our core values is a statement professed by our late founder Ely Callaway, who believed that “good ethics is good business.” This belief has guided our improvements in social and environmental performance over the years and has inspired us to continue to take steps forward in our approach to sustainability, transparency, and accountability. We have committed to publishing a bi-annual Sustainability Report, which will improve transparency in our business and aid us in our future sustainability efforts.
For more information, see page 9 of the Report.
In 2019, at the direction of our Chief Executive Officer with oversight from the Board of Directors, we formally launched our Global Sustainability Program. The goal of this program is to bring increased awareness and structure to our existing social and environmental sustainability initiatives, while also enhancing our sustainability efforts across our global businesses. Members of a Sustainability Core Team, known as Sustainability Champions, are employees who have been selected from throughout the organization to drive large-scale global projects that build upon our existing environmental and social sustainability efforts. Sustainability Champions also promote smaller-scale employee-driven initiatives at the local levels. Quarterly, this Team meets and reports on the progress of the Global Sustainability Program to the Executive Sustainability Committee, comprising our Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, all other executive officers, and the General Counsel. Our entire Board oversees the Global Sustainability Program and receives a comprehensive report regarding the program’s initiatives and progress on an annual basis as well as updates on our latest third-party scores on ESG topics on a quarterly basis.
For more information, see page 10 of the Report.
Building upon the results of our 2021 materiality assessment referencing the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards, a sustainability strategy framework was developed. This visual representation of the Global Sustainability Program’s strategy for our global business and brands highlights four key areas of focus to serve as the pillars of the sustainability strategy.
For more information, see page 13 of the Report.
Good Governance: Ethics and Integrity
Climate Change and Emissions
Waste Management and Recycling
Water and Wastewater Management
Product Design and Innovation
Product Quality and Compliance
Supplier Assessment and Engagement
Be humble and hungry • Act with integrity and respect • Dare to be great
Do what you say you're going to do • put the team and customer before self • One team — One company
Our corporate culture starts with our people. They define us as a company and as an industry leader.
As an expanding global company, we recognize the impact our business has on people around the world. That is why we have made People a fundamental part of our commitment to sustainability. Every day, we strive to promote the health, well-being, and success of the people that comprise our company, our supply chain, and our communities around the globe.
of management-level new hires and promotions on the U.S. Callaway, Jack Wolfskin, and TravisMathew teams have been women or diverse candidates since 2019
healthy meals were provided to children through Topgolf’s 2021 donations to No Kid Hungry
was donated to the Special Olympics through TravisMathew’s Charity Flash Sale in 2021
was raised for two local children’s charities through Callaway Golf Europe’s ‘Big Bag Trail’ community engagement efforts at the 150th Open Championship
Our company cultivates a workplace and a culture that brings out the best in our employees. We seek to attract and maintain the highest quality talent by offering competitive benefits and wellness services, opportunities to grow professionally, and regular performance evaluations, among other initiatives. We have a diverse employee base with a wide range of cultures, experiences, talents, capabilities, and perspectives, and we firmly believe that ethnic, gender, and cultural diversity provide distinct value to our company. Additionally, our Environmental, Health, & Safety (EH&S) Program is dedicated to maintaining a safe and healthful workplace for the protection of the employees and contracted workers at our facilities, because we view health and safety as not only a matter of compliance, but also as an integral part of our commitment to ensuring the well-being of our people.
For more information, see page 17 of the Report.
We consider suppliers to be a valued part of our team. As such, we are committed to working with suppliers that uphold the same standards we have set for our own employees in regard to human rights, health, and safety. We require our suppliers to promote and adhere to all health and safety expectations outlined in our Supplier Code of Conduct, in a manner consistent with the Company’s Code of Conduct, and other relevant policies, procedures, and guidance.
For more information, see page 26 of the Report.
Following the lead of our founder, Ely Callaway, we believe it is important to build more than just great products; we are also passionate about building great communities and making a positive difference in the lives of our neighbors — especially those in need. We engage and support our local communities through the Callaway Golf Company Foundation, the Callaway Golf Company Community Giving Program, and a variety of local volunteering and donation initiatives led by our global subsidiaries.
Each month since 1992, our employees and their family members have volunteered with a local non-profit organization. These projects, which are coordinated by a volunteer steering committee, have focused on a variety of charitable endeavors, including improving the environment, youth empowerment, helping homeless and disadvantaged, animal care, and military support. If you are a non-profit in Southern California in need of volunteers, please send an e-mail here and we will be happy to discuss your volunteer needs with you.
The Callaway Golf Company Employee Community Giving Program will consider donations to events for certain U.S. nonprofit organizations within established target groups of Youth, Health, and Military. Please note that donations are subject to product availability and quantity limitations and not all requests for product donations can be fulfilled. We are unable to fulfill requests for specific products or models.
If your event falls within these guidelines, please click the following link to register your organization and submit a request: www.cybergrants.com/cgc/eventquiz. All donations are at our sole discretion.
For information about our support of military foundations, please visit our Military Appreciation page.
For more information, see page 28 of the Report.
We recognize the importance of addressing climate change, reducing our energy and water consumption, and responsibly managing the waste we generate.
Conducting business in an environmentally sustainable manner aligns with our core value to always act with integrity and respect and we have a long history of implementing positive initiatives to reduce our environmental footprint.
trees were planted in the Callaway Forest in Japan in 2022 as part of a partnership with a forest conservation group
Volta EV charging stations are installed in Topgolf venues across the U.S. through the end of 2022
of Callaway, TravisMathew, and Jack Wolfskin’s U.S. truck-based logistics used SmartWay carriers in 2021
silica dry packs have been eliminated from Jack Wolfskin packaging as of 2021
Energy consumption is a primary source of our greenhouse gas emissions, and as part of our commitment to reduce our carbon footprint, we are seeking new ways to lower our overall energy consumption and increase our use of renewable sources. We have implemented energy efficiency improvements through active participation in utility-sponsored demand-reduction programs, while actively pursuing new energy efficiency projects, made reductions through retrofits as well as switching to renewable sources of energy, and engaged with our landlords to identify energy efficiency projects associated with leased properties.
For more information, see page 34 of the Report.
We recognize that climate change is a global issue and needs to be addressed comprehensively not only to protect the planet for future generations, but also to ensure strong and sustainable economic growth. We are committed to operating with a focus on sustainability, while continuing to manufacture and distribute high-quality products for our customers, and create value for our stakeholders. We support the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), and we have reported our approach in the corresponding TCFD Index on page 65 of the Report.
For more information, see page 36 of the Report.
We have proactively implemented positive environmental initiatives to reduce our environmental footprint and consider responsible waste management as an essential part of preserving the long-term health of our planet. We actively track our North American hazardous and non-hazardous waste and recycling, which allows us to drive improvement on various performance metrics. We are also working on ways to reduce excess product packaging and increase efficiency in production processes.
For more information, see page 37 of the Report.
We are conscious of the importance of responsible water management, and we strive to reduce, reuse, and conserve water across our operations wherever possible. With manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, and corporate offices around the globe, our approach to water management varies across locations. When it comes to our water usage in our manufacturing processes for our owned operations, we use a limited amount of water.
For more information, see page 40 of the Report.
While we have a long-standing commitment to reducing waste and increasing efficiency, we also continually seek new ways to introduce sustainability into the way we design, source, and extend the life of our products.
We take pride in developing premium, high-performance products for our athletes and customers. Technical innovation and quality control are critical elements of our production process and are a main source of our competitive advantage. We believe that being a leader in innovation means integrating sustainable practices throughout the product lifecycle.
polybags have been removed from iron set packaging shipments due to a packaging re-design implemented in June 2022
SKUs using sustainable fabrics were adopted for TravisMathew’s Spring Summer 2023 line
Our passion for innovation drives our effort to bring sustainability into our product designs. We actively work with our development teams and suppliers to find new ways of minimizing our environmental footprint through design improvements. The range of goods offered by our brands creates unique opportunities for each brand to embrace the use of recycled materials and green chemistry in new product lines.
For more information, see page 43 of the Report.
Our commitment to product excellence goes beyond design and manufacturing. We strive to uphold responsible management practices at all stages of the product lifecycle. We have adopted programs and procedures to ensure our raw materials are sourced responsibly, our supply chain factories minimize the use of toxic chemicals by applying green chemistry principles, and our products can be used — and reused — as long as possible. We are committed to delivering products that are safe for our customers and compliant with high quality standards.
For more information, see page 44 of the Report.
Our commitment to ethical business means delivering premium products that ensure the safety of our customers and minimize the impact on the environment. Our products do not contain hazardous substances, and we regularly test our products to ensure they meet or exceed physical and chemical compliance requirements.
For more information, see page 46 of the Report.
We believe premium products require suppliers that share our commitment to quality, honesty, and integrity.
We view our suppliers as an extension of our company and actively manage our supplier relationships in alignment with our belief that “good ethics is good business.” In turn, we prioritize selective, long-term supplier partnerships that uphold socially responsible business practices throughout our supply chain.
times Jack Wolfskin has been awarded ‘Leader’ status by the Fair Wear Foundation
of the down used by Jack Wolfskin has been certified by the Responsible Down Standard
We have a longstanding commitment to responsible procurement. Over the last decade, we have consolidated the number of our manufacturing partners as much as possible, allowing us to build deeper, long-term relationships with fewer suppliers, and work together to achieve socially responsible procurement. Through consolidation, we have been able to collaborate more closely with our suppliers and maintain a greater level of oversight of social and environmental performance. We have implemented a number of practices and processes to ensure compliance with our social and environmental standards.
For more information, see page 48 of the Report.
In order to drive continuous improvement in our supply chain, we regularly assess new and existing suppliers through an extensive auditing process. We conduct various types of audits, including: regular and occasionally unannounced on-site audits conducted or attended by our personnel; collaborative or self-audits; and periodic third-party on-site audits. Our audits evaluate the performance of each supplier facility by applying a comprehensive catalogue of criteria aligned with our Supplier Code of Conduct, as well as standards and best practices established by our third-party audit responsible sourcing partners and benchmarked against recognized standards.
We strive to follow the applicable law on socially responsible business practices among our employees and throughout our supply chain. Our Supplier Code of Conduct is designed to educate our suppliers about the importance of providing safe working conditions, treating workers with respect, and using responsible manufacturing processes. If you have any questions about our supplier responsibility efforts, please send inquiries here.
If human rights violations are suspected at any of our facilities or a facility supplying product to us, please contact us here. Violations can also be reported by calling +1 (760) 931-1771 and requesting to speak with the Chief Ethics Officer.
For more information, see page 50 of the Report.
We test and certify compliance of children’s products according to the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) and use guidance provided by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). CPSIA Certificate Lookup:
We work closely with certified laboratories to test the materials in our products against current regulatory requirements. We also require our suppliers to follow these requirements. If you have any questions about compliance for Callaway Golf children’s products, please send inquiries here.