The Adidas Group ended last year with a closetful of awards for its corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts in China. As detailed in a company statement, Adidas Greater China was listed by the CSR Research Center of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences as one of the top ten multinational corporations in the country in terms of CSR. Adidas China was also recognized by the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) as operating one of the “greenest” supply chains among 167 global brands evaluated. The China Environmental Protection Journalists' Association and China Environmental Protection News chimed in by giving Adidas the 2015 Social Responsibility Award for Environmental Protection, while the China Committee of Corporate Citizenship picked Adidas for Best China CSR Program 2015, among other CSR awards for the group in Greater China.