Payless ShoeSource helps footwear enthusiasts shop like Imelda Marcos. A unit of holding company Collective Brands, Payless is one of the top shoe retailers in the Western Hemisphere. It has some 4,470 self-service discount stores, mostly in the US, but also in Canada, the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Puerto Rico. Payless offers dress, athletic, and casual shoes; slippers; boots; and sandals for men, women, and kids. It targets women age 18 to 49. Its North American stores stock about 6,600 pairs of shoes in 500 styles. Payless also runs one of the world’s largest shoe dying businesses, Dyelights. Payless parent Collective Brands also owns the children’s shoe company Stride Rite.
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Payless has focused on reducing its environmental footprint by implementing energy-efficient lighting and HVAC systems in stores, promoting sustainable packaging, and optimizing transportation to minimize emissions. The company has taken steps to enhance resource efficiency by sourcing materials responsibly, reducing excess inventory through data analytics, and implementing efficient supply chain practices, ultimately minimizing waste. Payless offers an increasing range of shoes made from sustainable materials such as recycled plastics, organic cotton, and eco-friendly synthetics, demonstrating a commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its products. Payless engages in social responsibility initiatives, including community partnerships, scholarships for employees’ children, and support for education and healthcare in underserved areas, contributing to the well-being of communities where they operate. The company upholds fair labor practices in its supply chain, ensuring that workers are paid fair wages and work in safe conditions. They have also implemented labor audits to monitor and improve labor standards. Payless invests in employee development, providing training and career advancement opportunities. They prioritize diversity and inclusion, fostering a workplace where all employees can thrive. The company places a strong emphasis on product safety, conducting rigorous testing to ensure that footwear meets or exceeds industry standards and regulations, ensuring consumer safety and satisfaction.