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Collective Responsibility

We believe that being responsible is the right thing to do, and it's good business. By working together to innovate and influence positive change, we will achieve results responsibly. 

We will filter our decisions through a triple-bottom-line that balances social (people), environmental (planet) and economic (profit) success.

We abide by a framework that shows how we address our Collective Responsibility in every corner of our business.

  • It’s more than sustainability
  • It’s how we treat our associates
  • It’s about embracing diversity and inclusion
  • It’s investing in communities where we live and work
  • It’s how we maximize return for our shareholders
  • And it’s about being mindful of the world around us in every little thing we do

Learn more about what we are doing to affect our people, our planet and our profit.


Through our Collective Responsibility, we will empower our associates, customers and partners to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.


Through our Collective Responsibility, we will carefully consider our footprint and the legacy we leave to future generations.


Through our Collective Responsibility, we will do the profitable things responsibly and the responsible things profitably. We believe that in order for sustainability to truly be sustainable, it must make economic sense.

Guiding Principles

Collective Responsibility is more than an initiative; it’s a way of life. Our Guiding Principles provide the strategic foundation for our associates to act responsibly.

Payless ShoeSource Foundation

The Payless ShoeSource Foundation is committed to supporting programs that are focused on serving children and families in need — providing financial support to help meet basic human needs, including food, shelter, clothing and footwear in challenging times and crisis situations.