Sportswear brand Asics surpassed its CO2 emissions reduction targets for 2020 two years earlier than planned, and has cut emmissions by one-fifth.
After initially targeting a 5% reduction in CO2 emissions at its facilities, the total amount decreased 19.2% in 2018, while a planned 10% reduction in CO2 emissions per pair of shoes was reduced to 15.9%.
As part of its social responsibility programme, Asics invested more than $550,000 ($425,000) in causes around the world last year. It became the official supplier of the International Paralympic Committee and signed the Commitment to Responsible Recruitment.
This year, Asics plans to launch post-consumer recycling programs in the US, Europe and Japan.
Motoi Oyama, Asics chairman and CEO commented: “The Asics Sustainability Vision was created to inspire more people to move mind and body to create a stronger world.
“Our company was founded with the strong belief that sport can shape better, healthier societies. We still live up to this purpose and aim to lead on sustainability both for our planet as well as people.”