Corporate Social Responsibility

Russell Corporation's Corporate Social Responsibilty is a priority within the business. Below is an overview of the program within the Corporation.


To make long-term social and environmental commitments to serve the interests of the communities that manufacture our products, our consumers, customers and employees.
By living up to our commitments and our own principles and values, we aim to make a positive difference in the broader community.

  • To continuously ensure all of our suppliers conduct their business with the highest standards of ethics and respect for human rights and safety
  • To adopt measures that mitigate any negative impact our operations have on the environment
  • To make a positive difference in our manufacturing communities and other chosen areas

Every company and every individual has a responsibility to reduce the impact on our environment.

Our initiatives include:

  • Proactively seeking eco-friendly product materials
  • Recycling programs and waste reduction
  • Utilities and emissions reductions
  • Signatory to Australian Packaging Covenant -  
  • Improving supply chain process management to reduce environmental footprint

Our CSR program supports designated charities and initiatives in line with our company objectives both locally and abroad.
Our initiatives include:


  • Alignment of Sherrin with the AFL’s Indigenous Round annually
  • Donation of funds via sales of the Indigenous Round Ball
  • Drive awareness of AFL Indigenous initiatives
  • Provision of football and basketball products to Indigenous communities in need  

Breast Cancer Network Australia

  • Designated BCNA product range across Russell Athletic, Spalding and Sherrin of which a percentage of sales is donated back to BCNA
  • Participation in Pink Sports Day initiative

In addition to these official charity partnerships, Russell Corporation also donates to a number of other local charities and initiatives that strategically fit within our company’s objectives.

Social Compliance (Corporate Code of Conduct)

  • All suppliers, licensees or sub-contractors must operate in compliance with our standards and applicable laws and regulations. There is zero tolerance with any supplier that does not meet set standards.
  • We maintain a comprehensive Code of Conduct compliance program, managed through credible international third-party monitoring agencies such as , to ensure all suppliers and other partners meet all applicable laws and regulations regarding employment, labour, worker health and safety and the provision of services.

Our global Social Responsibility programme is outlined in detail here

Charities and Donations

If you have any charity or donations requests, please email 

Russell Athletic - 5 Lakeview Dr Scoresby, VIC 3179 Australia. Phone: 1300 654 766