A positive impact through our products
We are responsible for taking action to mitigate the negative environmental impact of our products. Therefore, we have set 2030 targets for the sustainable use of polyester, one of our key materials.
Using recycled materials
Our target is to switch 100% of the polyester used in our shoes and sportwear products to be recycled polyester. This is part of our move toward a more circular approach, which involves expanding our use of recycled materials in our products.
Using Responsible natural materials
Increasingly, consumers want to know more about the background of branded products and materials, particularly natural materials. We have several initiatives focusing on the sustainable use of materials including leather and cotton.
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At ASICS, we are committed to ensuring the quality and safety of our products. We are working to improve the risk management and compliance of chemical substances in the supply chain.
Managing quality and safety
We carry out product liability inspections that cover product safety, the application of quality improvement measures, and descriptions on product labels and promotional materials.
We are committed to using chemicals safely, appropriately, and without harm to people or the environment, in compliance with all international and local laws and regulations.
Reducing Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in footwear manufacturing
Traditionally, adhesives based on solvents containing “Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)” have been used in the manufacture of athletic shoes. However, these solvents can have harmful impacts on people and the environment. Since 2011, we have been reducing the use of solvent-based adhesives by switching to water-based adhesives, adopting new production technologies and design techniques that allow athletic shoes to be made with fewer parts.