CSR & Sustainability

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    Salomon launches 3rd gen of Index recyclable running shoe


    Source: Salomon Index.03 The Index.03, the third generation of the fully recyclable running shoe, will be available this spring and, according to Salomon, offers more comfort, performance and style at a more affordable price. The Index.03, which at just 249 grams is 14 grams lighter than its ...

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    Winter sports industry unites for climate action, joins UN Race to Zero campaign


    The Winter Sports Sustainability Network (WSN), managed by Peak 63 and the Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI), in collaboration with Snowsports Industries America (SIA), announced the establishment of a transformative Climate Pact, bringing together prominent ski, snowboard, binding and boot brands from Europe and the US in ...

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    Balena & For Ever forge circular future for footwear


    Balena’s collaboration with For Ever, one of the world’s largest outsole makers, marks a significant stride toward circularity in the footwear industry. The groundbreaking partnership, set to be unveiled at Lineapelle-Italy on February 20th, signals a pivotal moment in sustainable shoe manufacturing.

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    EOC launches Collective Progress Initiative, aiming to achieve net zero by 2050


    With the launch of the Collective Progress Initiative, Elevate Outdoor Collective’s (EOC) global brands – K2 Skis, K2 Snowboarding, Marker, Dalbello, Völkl, Ride Snowboards, Line Skis, Backcountry Access, Atlas Snow Shoe Co, Tubbs Snowshoes, Madshus and K2 Skates – are working hand-in-hand to eliminate waste and maximize the recyclability and ...

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    Puma gets “A” rating for second year running on CDP Climate Change list


    Puma keeps collecting all the accolades.

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    Puma named “Top employer globally”


    Puma’s streak of success in the awards department shows no signs of slowing down. As previously reported by SGI Europe, the German company has already clinched awards this year for being the most sustainable player in the industry. Furthermore, they have been lauded for their commitment to gender-neutral practices and ...

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    FIS announces Impact Sustainability Program


    The International Ski Federation (FIS) has released its newly developed Impact Program, a sustainability action plan designed to guide FIS and its key stakeholders through current and future global sustainability challenges. The program covers the period 2024-2026 and includes short, medium and long-term projects and targets. It will serve as ...

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    Vivobarefoot, Balena present 3D-printed, customized and fully compostable shoe


    Source: Vivobarefoot Vivobarefoot VivoBiome UK-based footwear and lifestyle brand Vivobarefoot has announced a partnership with Tel Aviv-based circular economy startup Balena, founded in 2020. The aim is to produce shoes that are made-to-order and made-to-measure locally and are compostable and recyclable thanks to Balena’s BioCir®flex range of ...

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    COP28: Outdoor & sports industries put reconnection with nature and physical activity on agenda


    Read here how COP 28 went for representatives from the sporting goods and outdoor industry.

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    China’s Bosideng takes strides toward net zero emissions and sustainable fashion


    Bosideng is working to achieve net zero emissions and promote sustainable practices within the down apparel industry.

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    Zeal Optics introduces Re-Shred recycled goggle initiative


    Colorado-based Zeal Optics has introduced the Re-Shred Goggle Initiative, a comprehensive commitment to winter sports goggles with a minimum of 70 percent recycled content in all goggle frames and straps under the motto “Reduce. Reuse. Re-Shred.” “As a brand rooted in a love of the outdoors, we believe that every ...

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    Arena has become a Benefit Corporation


    Arena has changed the legal status of its parent company in Italy to a Società Benefit, a purpose-driven corporate model known worldwide as “Benefit Corporation.” The transition was made with the support of Italy-based NATIVA - Regenerative Design Company, which supports companies in a radical evolution towards regenerative economic models. ...

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    Moncler leads DJSI World and Europe for fifth consecutive year


    For the fifth year in a row, Moncler Group maintains the top rank in the “Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods” segment in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices World and Europe. The company obtained the highest score (89/100) as of Dec. 8, 2023. The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) measure the ...

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    Under Armour makes proprietary fiber-shed test method publicly available


    After years of research in its innovation lab, Under Armour (UA) announced a breakthrough fiber-shed testing method earlier this year to combat the invisible but formidable sustainability threat of microfibers and microplastics to society and the planet. Now, the brand has teamed up with James Heal, a leading provider of ...

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    What to expect from McKinsey’s Sporting Goods Report 2024


    What’s coming up in McKinsey’s Sporting Goods Report 2024? We bring you the 4 key trends McKinsey is predicting, as presented at ISPO Munich.

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    Puma turns sneakers into compost


    Source: Puma The experimental Re:Suede sneaker After announcing the Re:Suede experiment in 2021, Puma has now reported back and shown that turning the experimental version of its classic Suede sneaker into compost can be done under certain customized industrial conditions. Two years ago, Puma produced 500 pairs ...

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    FESI welcomes EU Council’s latest steps towards gender equality in sports


    The Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI) has welcomed the steps taken by the European Council in recognizing the importance of gender equality in sport, calling it a “significant stride” towards the implementation of the recommendations set forth in FESI’s StrongHer manifesto. FESI commended the Council for its ...

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    VF Corp publishes Environmental and Social Responsibility Report 2023


    Source: VF Corp Under the title “Purpose. Driven.” VF Corp has published its Environmental and Social Responsibility Report for the 2023 financial year. The comprehensive report emphasizes the key areas that VF focuses on: People, Planet and Product. Topics covered in the report include gender parity, racial ...

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    Decathlon relies on renewable energies in China to achieve CO2 targets


    Sporting goods retailer Decathlon brought together 14 industry partners in China with the China General Nuclear Power New Energy Group (CGN) in the Fujian Province on Nov. 7 to sign a power purchase agreement for renewable energy. With an investment of 1.4 billion yuan renminbi (€180m) by CGN, an offshore ...

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    The Footwear Collective seeks to drive industry’s transformation towards circularity


    Athletic and outdoor footwear brands Brooks Running, New Balance, On, Vibram, Crocs and Ecco, along with US lifestyle brand Reformation and US retailer Target, have partnered with EarthDNA to launch The Footwear Collective (TFC), a non-profit initiative dedicated to uniting the global footwear industry to accelerate the ...