BOLLÉ BRANDS (FRANCE) SAS and all its affiliates (hereafter “Bollé Brands group”) is a leading eyewear and head protection group that designs, markets, and distributes sunglasses, safety glasses, goggles, and helmets.

Since 1888, Bollé Brands has strived to develop an innovative mindset that sees beyond the status quo. We have developed highly reputed trademarks like Bollé®, Serengeti®, H2Optix®, Cébé®, Spy® and Bollé Safety®. Each brand has been built on a genuine desire to use the best available technology and innovation to create products that people love to wear whether on the slopes, on the streets or for their safety. Our entities are located throughout the world, namely in Western Europe, North America and in the APAC region and our product are distributed and worn globally. Our group has more than 300 employees and 7 offices worldwide, our headquarters are in Villeurbanne, France, our UK subsidiary is Bollé Brands (UK) Ltd. Bollé Brands group products are manufactured by independent contract manufacturers located in a variety of countries including but not limited to Italy, China, and Taiwan.

Thanks to the complementary know-hows and innovative technologies developed by the six brands in their respective fields of activities, we have earned a reputation with those who know our products for high quality, because we constantly refine our trademark combination of protection, performance, innovation, and style, resulting in some of the most technologically advanced eyewear in the industry.

We have a proud brand heritage spanning back centuries while remaining a young, future-focused company with a dynamic team hungry to take our brands to the next level. We are a fun, collaborative, energetic and entrepreneurial organization, always striving to empower our employees at all levels of the business to drive innovation forwards.

We are a team with a sense of duty to our past but a relentless focus on our future. Now more than ever, we, as an international group, believe ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) is a core pillar to develop our business in a responsible way and a key element of Bollé Brands group’s values. Our goal is to build a sustainable business that has a positive impact on the environment and society across our entire value chain and one which adheres to the highest standards of responsible business conduct.



At Bollé Brands, we adhere and aim at upholding the highest standards of responsible business conduct, business ethics, fair dealing, integrity, transparency, respect of human rights and implementation of fair and safe working conditions. We strive to ensure consistency with these values throughout our operations and our supply chain.

This Labour Standards policy covers the following topics:

  • Child Labour
  • Human rights
  • Discriminatory behaviour and equal opportunity
  • Harassment
  • Working conditions, wages, and benefits
  • Freedom of association and collective bargainin



It is our duty and the one of our suppliers to ensure the human rights standards are respected and upheld across our supply chain.

a. Child Labour

It is our duty and the one of our suppliers to ensure that illegal child labour is not used in the performance of work. The term “child” refers to any person under the minimum legal age for employment where the work is performed, provided the legal age is consistent with the minimum working ages defined by the International Labour Organisation (ILO).


b. Human Trafficking, Forced, Indentured Labour

No one across our supply chain shall use or engage in any indentured or forced labour, slavery or servitude, human trafficking, or compulsory labour.

All labour across our supply chain shall be voluntary, and workers shall be allowed to terminate their employment contract or their employment relationship with reasonable notice.

There shall be no unreasonable restrictions on worker’s freedom of movement in the facility, or on entering or exiting the company’s facilities.

There shall not be any directly or indirectly retaining of labour by limiting access to identity or immigration documents, charging workers deposits or recruitment fees, or using actual or threatened force, restraint, involuntary servitude, or abuse of legal process. 

There shall not be any direct or indirect participation in human trafficking, and we commit to comply with all US laws, EU laws and any local country laws pertaining to voluntary servitude.



We at Bollé Brands believe that employee’s empowerment is one of the keys to develop a fun, collaborative, energetic and entrepreneurial organization. As such we believe it is our joint responsibility to take care and empower our employees at all levels. 

a. Discriminatory behaviours and equal opportunity

Bollé Brands group seeks to employ the best-qualified individuals.

The Company promotes equal employment opportunity and conditions to all employees and applicants regardless of race, colour, creed, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), religion, (all aspects of religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices), marital or registered domestic partner status, age, national origin (including language use restrictions) or ancestry, physical or mental disability (including HIV and AIDS), medical condition (including cancer or a record or history of cancer), denial of Family and Medical Care Leave, and genetic 13 characteristics, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition), genetic information, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, Civil Air Patrol status or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law or local ordinance.

Discrimination can include failing to reasonably accommodate religious practices or qualified individuals with a disability where the accommodation does not pose an undue hardship. An applicant or employee who requires an accommodation of a religious belief or practice (including religious dress and grooming practices, such as religious clothing or hairstyles) should contact a Company representative with day-to-day personnel responsibilities and discuss the need for an accommodation.

If the accommodation is reasonable and will not impose an undue hardship, the Company will make the accommodation. The objective of this policy is to ensure that individuals are treated fairly throughout the employment process at Bollé Brands group.

This applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, such as recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, discipline, lay-off and dismissal, and includes co-workers, third parties, supervisors, and managers. It is the responsibility of every employee to ensure that discrimination does not occur in connection with employment at the Company.


b. Harassment

All employees across our supply chain shall be treated with dignity and respect. Physical, sexual, verbal, or mental abuse, corporal punishment, or any form of harassment during hiring or employment is prohibited.

Written disciplinary policies and procedures and records of disciplinary actions for all employees shall be maintained. Illegal or excessive disciplinary actions or monetary fines are prohibited.


c. Working conditions, wages, working hours

The employees across our supply chains must be paid wages, overtime and benefits that meet or exceed local legal requirements and provide for essential needs. In countries where no minimum wage law applies, the labour force, including but not limited to employees and contract labour, must be paid at a rate comparable to the prevailing industry average.

In all instances the labour force, including but not limited to employees and contract labour, shall be paid on a regular basis and in a timely manner.

The employees across our supply chains are subject to the conventional working hours and the terms and conditions of the organization, applicable to his category of personnel. Work weeks cannot exceed the maximum amount allowed by local law, and workers shall have at least one day off on average per week.


d. Freedom of association and collective bargaining

Bollé Brands group recognizes the freedom of association and collective bargaining of its employees and expects its suppliers to behave in the same manner.

Employees have the right to join or form trade unions of their own choosing and to bargain collectively. Supplier will adopt an open attitude towards the activities of unions and their activities.

Employee representatives will not be discriminated against and will have access to carry out their representative functions in the workplace. Where the rights to such unions are restricted under law, the employer will not hinder the development of alternate organisations for free association and bargaining.

Bollé Brands group’s Labour Standards policy and related Supplier’s Code of Conduct and Employee’s Code of Conduct are subject to continuous improvement based on legislative, processes or other requirements, or as new topics are investigated. This policy is subject to yearly review.


Dated: August 24th, 2021

Peter Smith,

President and CEO Bollé Brands