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PUMA WILL SIGN PACT ON FIRE, BUILDING SAFETY IN BANGLADESH (ENG)

     (The following press release from Puma was received by e-mail. It was not 
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PUMA SE : PUMA will sign Agreement on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh  
PRESS RELEASE 
PUMA will sign Agreement on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh  
Herzogenaurach, Germany, 4 June 2013 - The Sportlifestyle company PUMA 
announced at its stakeholder meeting "Talks at Banz" that it will sign the 
Bangladesh Fire and Safety Agreement set up by global trade union IndustryAll 
this week to ensure that the company's six supplier factories in Bangladesh 
adhere to high standards of social and working conditions, ensuring the safety 
and health of its workers. PUMA's Chief Commercial Officer Stefano Caroti 
pointed out that through signing the agreement PUMA's supplier factories will 
have to undergo independent safety inspections and audit reports will be made 
public. Carrying out repairs and renovations that result from the independent 
inspections are mandatory for the supplier. 
"The agreement requires PUMA to underwrite the costs and to cut off business 
with any factory that refuses to make necessary safety upgrades. It gives 
workers and their unions a role in the process according to the non-profit 
Worker Rights Consortium," said Caroti at PUMA's stakeholder meeting at the 
Banz monastery in Bad Staffelstein in front of 67 participants from 
non-governmental organizations, academia, suppliers and corporations. 
PUMA sources 11% of its apparel products from six supplier factories in 
Bangladesh. All PUMA suppliers in Bangladesh were A to B+-rated after having 
been audited by PUMA's audit team. 
PUMA has defined clear mandatory standards for all suppliers in the "PUMA.Safe 
Handbook of Occupational Health and Safety," which includes specifications on 
working safety as well as the architecture and structural engineering aspects 
of their buildings (See Chapter 9 on 
http://about.puma.com/category/sustainability/puma-standard/). Following the 
building collapse in Bangladesh in April, we immediately contacted all PUMA 
suppliers to receive confirmation from the suppliers that they are following 
these regulations and to request the structural engineering certificates for 
all buildings. Future audits of supplier factories will be carried out with a 
renewed focus on these aspects. 
A special guest at PUMA's 10th annual stakeholder meeting - that focussed on 
the question "How to let Consumers live and support Sustainability" - was Nazma 
Akter, President of the Bangladesh Combined Garment Workers Federation and a 
former child worker in an apparel factory, who elaborated on the working 
conditions in Bangladesh supplier factories and called upon PUMA to increase 
the sourcing volumes from Bangladesh in order to support the important apparel 
industry of the country.  
PUMA's stakeholder meeting took place from June 3 to 4, 2013. 
A full list of PUMA suppliers is available on: 
http://about.puma.com/category/sustainability/puma-standard/ 
Media Contact: 
Kerstin Neuber - Corporate Communications - PUMA SE - +49 9132 81 2984 - 
kerstin.neuber@puma.com 
PUMA 
PUMA is one of the world's leading Sportlifestyle companies that designs and 
develops footwear, apparel and accessories. It is committed to working in ways 
that contribute to the world by supporting Creativity, SAFE Sustainability and 
Peace, and by staying true to the principles of being Fair, Honest, Positive 
and Creative in decisions made and actions taken. PUMA starts in Sport and ends 
in Fashion. Its Sport Performance and Lifestyle labels include categories such 
as Football, Running, Motorsports, Golf and Sailing. Sport Fashion features 
collaborations with renowned designer labels such as Alexander McQueen and 
Mihara Yasuhiro. The PUMA Group owns the brands PUMA, Cobra Golf and Tretorn. 
The company, which was founded in 1948, distributes its products in more than 
120 countries, employs about 11,000 people worldwide and has headquarters in 
Herzogenaurach/Germany, Boston, London and Hong Kong. For more information, 
please visit http://www.puma.com 
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