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adidas has a clear purpose: “Through sport, we have the power to change lives.”
This purpose guides the way they run their company, how they work with their partners, how they create their products, and how they engage with their consumers. They truly believe that Impossible is Nothing – constantly striving to expand the limits of human possibilities, to unite people in sport and to create a more sustainable world.
They’ve been in this game a long time. They’ve scored big at times and encountered challenges at others, but like any true athlete, they don’t settle for average. They improve and they grow. They look ahead to the future without forgetting where they came from.
As a change leader in the industry for the past 20 years, adidas is continuously working to become a circular company; not only in terms of what they produce, but how they produce it. They consider sustainability to be a uniquely holistic initiative that enables them to respond to the challenges that endanger our planet and the people who call it home. Click here to learn more about sustainability at adidas.
Where some may feel defeated by the significant environmental challenges ahead, adidas sees an opportunity to win together; a mindset that is central to their 5-year growth and investment strategy, Own the Game. With sustainability playing an integral role to its success, Own the Game aims to:
Increase the credibility of the adidas brand
Elevate the consumer
Push the boundaries on
"No matter how far adidas has come with its sustainability efforts over the years, we know that we can always improve."
Kasper Rorsted, CEO at adidas
Own the Game sets ambitious environmental sustainability targets for 2025 and beyond, aiming to address water efficiency and quality, to reduce its absolute energy consumption and CO2 emissions, to transition to clean energy, to accelerate chemical management and much more. But adidas can’t achieve these targets alone and that's why Acre is partnering with them to expand their global environmental team to ensure more resource is in place to continue to improve adidas environmental impact with momentum.
Click the job titles below to learn about each role or scroll below to learn more information about environmental sustainability at adidas.
Chemicals & Waste Water Roles
Carbon Management Roles
Tier 1 Environmental Field Operations Roles
Tier 2 Environmental Field Operations Roles
More about environmental sustainability at adidas:
adidas developed an approach to address its carbon footprint, water efficiency and quality and is committed to steadily increasing the use of more sustainable materials in its production, products and stores, whilst driving circular business solutions. This is achieved by:
Improving Water Efficiency and Quality
Because outsourcing is a key aspect of adidas production, its supply chains play a big part in its environmental impact. For this reason, adidas partners with its suppliers to ensure the highest environmental standards are applied. Using ‘E-KPI’ – a tool used to measure and improve environmental performance – adidas is able to provide a high level of transparency into suppliers’ actual water consumption and reduction opportunities, supporting them with insight into areas for improvement and training needs.
Having overachieved its 2020 water intensity reduction for both Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers, adidas is expanding its water reduction efforts to include additional Tier 2 suppliers with a goal to achieve 40% reduction in water consumption against the 2017 baseline by 2025.
The management of chemicals in multi-tiered supply chains is a complex challenge, requiring many actors to play a role in achieving effective and sustainable solutions.
Adidas continues to promote and support collaborative actions within the sportswear and apparel industry to gain greater leverage in improving the environmental impacts of factory operations.
Mitigating Climate Change
Using energy responsibly is critical for the planet’s survival. To mitigate climate change, adidas is committed to:
· Reducing its absolute energy consumption and CO2 emissions;
· Transitioning to clean energy; and
· Looking into energy harvesting opportunities.
As a signatory to the UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, adidas has committed to reduce both its own and its suppliers’ greenhouse gas emissions compared to 2017 by 30 percent by 2030 and to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.