About Lacoste People

Respecting women and men

With optimism and elegance, LACOSTE pledges to respect the people who make up its ecosystem.

One crocodile, several crocodiles

With 10,000 ‘crocodiles’ worldwide and of more than 40 different nationalities, LACOSTE is a brand that boasts a diverse workforce. As part of its human resources policy, the brand strives to foster their skills and performance.

Breakdown of women and men in the 2014 workforce

67%
Women
33%
Men
Breakdown of men and women in the workforce.
61%
Retail
34%
Operations
5%
Group head office
Breakdown of the workforce by role.

> 61 years

84
29

51 < 61 years

700
243

41 < 50 years

1116
344

31 < 40 years

1552
673

26 < 30 years

750
363

< 26 years

1111
937

Women

Men

Pyramid of ages of staff members on permanent contracts in 2014
  • 21%
    America
  • 25%
    France
  • 33%
    EMEA (France excluded)
  • 21%
    Asia

Geographical distribution of the workforce in 2014* *Based on the countries covered by 2014 CSR reporting.

SUPPORTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF OUR ASSOCIATES

Regardless of the diversity of business activities and teams, the training initiatives implemented by LACOSTE all meet the same objective: contributing to associates’ personal and skills development while meeting the requirements of the company’s general strategy.

Protecting and transferring LACOSTE industrial expertise

LACOSTE’s authenticity is based on its perfect control of clothing production techniques, in particular those related to knitwear. The protection and transfer of this expertise represent a key challenge for the brand. In 2011, a strategic plan was launched to identify and transfer the rarest skills and to ensure the availability of future talents.

The Retail Academy contributes to excellence in stores

As true ambassadors of the brand, salespeople benefit from a specific sales training program: the Retail Academy. Since its launch in 2014, 5,230 retail associates have been trained in the 15 countries reporting to the Retail Academy thanks to the creation of a network of 40 internal trainers.

5230 employees trained through the retail academy

LACOSTE, partner of the French Paralympic Team

In keeping with its sporting roots and CSR approach, LACOSTE is proud to be the official partner of the French Paralympic Team since 2012.

Respecting Human Rights

The values of elegance advocated by LACOSTE are also reflected in the making of LACOSTE products. Accordingly, LACOSTE attaches great importance to the working conditions of workers manufacturing its products. The brand monitors compliance with its Code of Conduct. Social and environmental audits are conducted at LACOSTE production sites, regardless of their location in the world, in order to ensure that the essential requirements of the LACOSTE Code of Conduct are understood and complied with.

"I realize that everything I have achieved was based on active cooperation and friendly agreements" René Lacoste

16 Languages

The LACOSTE Code of Conduct is available in 16 langages and must be sign by all the industrial partners and suppliers of the brand.

100% of suppliers

100% of all Lacoste garment suppliers are required to sign our Code of Conduct

Over 200 audits

Over 200 social and environmental audits have been conducted among our suppliers since 2011.

High quality, social & environmental standards

Lacoste has a number of production sites around the world that enable it to develop collections that are renowned for their quality. 15% of its prêt-à-porter collections are currently still manufactured at the brand's own production sites. All Lacoste garments are manufactured at factories that have been selected for their ability to meet the brand's high quality, social and environmental requirements, regardless of where in the world they are located.

  • Quality

  • SociaL

  • Environment

Lacoste supports the united nations global compact

In 2012, Lacoste joined the United Nations Global Compact, committing to respect and promote, within its sphere of influence, the 10 universally accepted principles concerning human rights, labor standards, the environment and the fight against corruption.

Discover the United Nations Global Compact

LACOSTE, MEMBER OF THE GSCP

Because unity is strength, Lacoste has chosen to partner with the Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP). This program brings together leading global brands united by the same desire to defend and promote high ethical practices in the manufacture of clothing and shoes.

Discover the GSCP programme