California Proposition 65
Product safety is important at Academy, and we want to ensure that all products sold by Academy comply with all applicable health and safety requirements.
One of those safety requirements affecting California residents is known as California Proposition 65 ("Prop 65"). In its simplest form, Prop 65 prohibits businesses from exposing California residents to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity without first either showing that the level of exposure of such chemicals is not significant or giving California residents a warning about the chemicals in the products. The State of California has developed a list of over 850 chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity, and because this list is so extensive and contains many common chemicals, proving insignificant levels of all listed chemicals is difficult. As a result, most of our vendors comply with Prop 65 by providing California residents with a warning, which generally reads:
"WARNING: This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm."
Since every retailer selling in the State of California needs to comply with Prop 65, most of our vendors put a Prop 65 label on all of their products that might contain one or more of the chemicals listed by the State of California, even if those products end up being sold in other states. Prop 65 is unique to California, and no other state currently requires the same or similar warnings as those mandated by Prop 65.
Academy works with its vendors to ensure that all products sold by Academy are compliant with Prop 65. In some cases, Academy has provided the Prop 65 warning directly on the product information page of our website. If a Prop 65 warning does not appear in the product information on the website, then either the vendor of the product has indicated that the product does not require the Prop 65 warning (because the product is not subject to Prop 65, does not contain any of the listed chemicals, or does not contain a sufficient amount of such chemicals), or if a warning is required, the vendor has placed the warning on the product or product packaging.
If you have any questions about California Proposition 65 or Academy efforts to ensure that its merchandise complies with this regulation, please contact customer service at 1-888-922-2336.
California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (SB 657)
Academy, Ltd. d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors ("Academy") is committed to developing and maintaining an international supply chain that is free from slavery, human trafficking, and child labor.
To this end, Academy's Global Sourcing Guidelines and Code of Vendor Conduct, Ethics and Code of Conduct Policy, and Terms and Conditions of Purchase (collectively, "Compliance Requirements") each incorporate standards to ensure its international supply chain is free from slavery, human trafficking, and child labor. The Compliance Requirements apply to Academy's Vendors, manufacturing contractors, approved sub-contractors, and other business partners, and to all goods sourced by Academy. They require vendors to comply with the law and prohibit vendors from engaging in slavery, human trafficking, and child labor.
Vendor Certification & Acknowledgement:
Academy expects and relies on its vendors to comply with the law and to provide merchandise to Academy that is fully compliant with the law. Vendors of goods sourced and imported by or for Academy are required to complete a Manufacturer’s Certificate certifying that they do not participate in slavery, human trafficking, and child labor and that the materials used in the products purchased by Academy comply with the laws regarding slavery, human trafficking, and child labor of the country or countries where the vendors do business.
Compliance Monitoring Through Risk-based Assessments and Audits:
Academy uses several mechanisms, such as audits and scheduled and unscheduled on-site inspections of production facilities, to monitor compliance with the Compliance Requirements.
Academy may take several types of actions against vendors found to be in violation of the Compliance Requirements, including but not limited to canceling purchase orders, severing Academy’s relationship with the vendor, reporting the vendor to the appropriate authorities, and seeking indemnity and/or damages.
Academy provides training on the Compliance Requirements to its vendors via written policies and materials, a vendor dedicated website, and vendor conferences. Academy provides training on the Compliance Requirements to its associates via written materials and policies, webinars, and internal/external seminars.
Academy is committed to developing and maintaining an international supply chain that is free from slavery, human trafficking, and child labor, and its Compliance Requirements reflect this commitment. For any questions or concerns regarding Academy’s Compliance Requirements or compliance with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act, please contact Academy’s General Counsel at 565 South Mason Road #419, Katy, TX 77450 or by email at email@example.com.