At Foot Locker, Inc., we firmly believe that our company's success lies in our greatest asset, our people. We recognize the importance of building upon the incredible team we have, while continuing to attract, develop and retain the best people within the retail industry. After all, a company is its culture. Our culture is built upon strong, positive values that each of our Associates believe in and live by every day. It's an important part of who we are, how we treat each other, our customers, and how we want others to treat us.
It all starts with the company Core Values
- Foot Locker - Six:02 -Runners Point
- Lady Foot Locker - Champs Sports - Sidestep
- Kids Foot Locker - Eastbay
Foot Locker, Inc. is structured as a portfolio of highly successful complementary businesses – a structure that cannot be easily replicated by any other U.S. or internationally-based athletic footwear and apparel retailer. The strength of our infrastructure and depth of our management teams also set Foot Locker, Inc. apart from the competition. We believe this strong foundation will enhance our ability to grow our Company efficiently over the coming years.
With strong presence in 23 countries around the globe, Foot Locker, Inc., as a whole, is one of the world's most recognizable brands globally. Our individual banners are also among the most identifiable in retailing. Every brand has a team behind them to support the business that our customers have grown to know and love. We look for motivated, inspiring, creative individuals to help design and implement ideas we want to see in our stores.
Corporate is part of Foot Locker, Inc., a specialty athletic retailer that operates more than 3,500 stores in 23 countries in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Foot Locker, Inc. has a long history of assisting the local communities we are a part of and serve by providing funds, athletic footwear, apparel and/or supplies where they are most needed. The Company supports well-established non-profit organizations, schools and youth centers, sponsoring unique educational and athletic programs that are designed to encourage young people to work hard to reach their full potential. In 2001, the Company established the Foot Locker Foundation, Inc., its charitable arm, to support opportunities to benefit today's youth and help address issues that concern various communities around the world. The Foundation's mission is to promote a better world for young kids by creating, developing, and supporting innovative educational programs and encouraging health and well-being through physical activity.
Each year, the Foundation has successfully united the athletic industry by hosting its "On Our Feet" fundraising gala, the proceeds of which have benefitted several worthy organizations including the Twin Towers Fund, United Way, Reading is Fundamental and the United Negro College Fund. In addition, in 2011, the Foot Locker Foundation launched its very first scholarship program – The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program – which reflects our Company's core values and embraces our deep commitment to education and excellence. Each year, The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program offers 20 college scholarships to 20 outstanding student athletes (totaling $400,000) who demonstrate academic excellence and exemplify strong leadership skills both in sports and within their communities.
Beyond the Company's philanthropic endeavors, Foot Locker, Inc. has a veritable army of associates spread across the globe who individually and often collectively volunteer their personal time and resources to support a widely diverse set of community efforts, including: local after-school programs, the Special Olympics, coaching youth teams, Habitat for Humanity, The Salvation Army, Ronald McDonald House, Make a Wish Foundation, and many, many more. In 2013, we estimate that more than 33,000 volunteer hours were completed by employees around the world. Our Company supports these initiatives in a variety of ways, including providing our associates a Community Personal Day, which gives each associate an additional opportunity to serve the causes that they care most deeply about.
The jobs and careers we provide in each of the communities in which we operate are another important way we give back to our communities. We take pride in adding value within our communities, and will continue to build on a tradition of service through active support of worthwhile causes and organizations, focused primarily on youth sports and education, that are meaningful to our customers, associates, suppliers and shareholders.
Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) is a leading global retailer of athletically inspired shoes and apparel. Headquartered in New York City, the Company operates approximately 3,500 stores in 23 countries in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand under the brand names Foot Locker, Footaction, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Champs Sports, SIX:02, Eastbay, Runners Point, and Sidestep. In support of the aforementioned business and others, Foot Locker, Inc. employs talented individuals who have a passion for athletically inspired product from disciplines such as Operations, Merchandising, Finance, Human Resources, Logistics, Marketing and Information Technologies. These departments as well as others speak to the support areas and teams that create an exceptional store experience for our customers. Foot Locker, Inc. offers challenging and rewarding corporate opportunities worldwide and is dedicated to the Learning and Development of all Associates as they advance through their career path.
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