Baden (BAH -den)
How do you say it, anyway?!
We've heard everything from
"BAY-den" to "BAD-den",
but it's "BAH-den"!
Social Responsibility Statement of Baden's Commitment to Product Safety and Social Responsibility
At Baden, our mission is to design, develop and produce the highest quality athletic products in sports. We also seek to maintain high ethical standards and a culture that values honesty, integrity and transparency. As a company committed to the highest standards of product safety and customer service, Baden is driven by what is right for the athletes that use our products, our employees, and the protection of the rights of workers that produce our products.
As we have done for many years, Baden continues to test its products for the content of harmful materials, including lead and other heavy metals. Baden is proud to represent and warrant that our products are in compliance with all applicable consumer product safety regulations.
Throughout its history Baden has prided itself on being a socially responsible company. Nowhere is this more apparent than in our efforts to protect workers' rights. Baden has adopted a Supplier Code of Conduct that requires suppliers to adhere to social responsibility standards that protect workers’ rights. We conducted on-site factory inspections and reviewed local working conditions long before these issues attracted attention in the United States. We continue to conduct our own factory inspections and, in addition, we periodically contract with independent social compliance auditing companies to monitor overseas factories. Baden has never used factories that employ child or slave labor and was the first ball manufacturer to certify its entire product line as child labor-free.
Baden Sports has always represented the highest, most consistent quality in the sporting goods industry, and we continue to lead the industry in providing safe products that are manufactured by workers in a socially responsible environment. If you have any further questions regarding these important issues, please feel free to contact me directly.
PASSION FOR A BETTER GAME™
Michael J. Schindler