ASICS sustainability framework
The framework outlines our sustainability targets, the actions we are taking to meet them, and the partnerships we have established under two pillars: People and Planet. ‘People’ focuses on mental and physical well-being and human rights in the supply chain. ‘Planet’ focuses on climate action and circularity. We also align our focus topics with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to support them through our sustainability activities.
ASICS sustainability framework is built on two main pillars: People and Planet
Consumers and Communities
We help our consumers and communities to im- prove their mental and physical fitness and health.
Our corporate culture encourages diversity and creativity. We support our employees so they can fulfill their full potential.
Mental & physical well-being
Human Rights in the Supply Chain
We limit our products’ impact on the planet, by focusing on the materials used, the production processes we employ, and sustainable design.
Our sustainability framework is based on our company-wide materiality program that identifies and evaluates the material topics that are most relevant to our stakeholders and to our business. We regularly update our materiality matrix to prepare us for the next phase of our business strategy and sustainability strategy. Key topics identified in the latest analysis are: mental and physical well-being, innovation, products’ and services quality, climate action, human rights in the supply chain, circularity, employee engagement, water management, and corporate governance and disclosure.
See the Sustainability Report for more information.
We are switching to more sustainable materials, such as recycled or bio-based polyester and certified natural materials.
We are committed to meeting our quality and safety standards and reducing resource consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in the production process. We build transparent, fair and ethical partnerships and empower people.
We engage with our suppliers to reduce environmental impacts during the manufacturing process and encourage them to actively seek renewable energy alternatives. We build transparent, fair and ethical partnerships and empower people.
Distribution to market
We work with our logistics providers to transport our products to our various markets in the most efficient way, including shifting to packaging with lower environmental impact.
Our own retail stores are designed to use energy efficiently and to maximize the reuse of store fittings. We are switching to more sustainable packaging for our products.
Product use phase
We support consumers to improve their mental and physical health and help them to reduce their environmental impact through care label advice. We offer repair services for some products in Japan.
Sustainability policies and guidelines
Our corporate activities are guided by clear codes of conduct based on internationally recognized standards and conventions. We seek to work only with business partners who share our commitment to sustainability and fair labor practices. Various policies and activities apply throughout this chain, from raw materials suppliers (tier 3 and beyond), through manufacture and retail all the way to consumers and the product’s end of life. We have a number of policies that provide guidance to our employees, suppliers and other stakeholders in support of our sustainability efforts.