PUMA’s environmental efforts are meant to ensure that PUMA and its suppliers are in full environmental compliance and any negative impact on the environment is reduced. They frequently conduct efficiency audits at their own entities. Compulsory in the European Union, these audits help them identify energy saving opportunities at our offices, stores and warehouses and roll them out on a global basis.
In 2020, PUMA launched their 10FOR25 sustainability targets which will guide their ambitious sustainability actions until 2025. They also launched multiple sustainable product collections as well as their new “Forever Better” communication platform. This report details their progress and actions towards their goals.
of footwear products had at least one major component classified as more sustainable
target achieved for more sustainable cotton
We want to be a good corporate citizen and have a positive impact on our society as a whole.
Chief Executive Officer of PUMA
Last year, 2020, was the first year of PUMA’s new 10FOR25 sustainability strategy. The same year, they achieved one of the targets they had missed related to the wastewater quality from their core suppliers with wet-processing facilities. In 2019, they reported a failure to achieve 90% compliance with the parameter of coliform bacteria — this gap was closed in 2020. Likewise, they were able to achieve their long-term target of 15grams VOC per pair of shoes, as well as 90% more sustainable cotton.
They also continue to support the UN Global Compact and its 10 principles for sustainable development. Both responsibility and sustainability are (and will continue to be) an important part of PUMA’s values.
We believe we are stronger together and responsible business conduct is not only an ethical imperative but also makes perfect business sense.
Chief Sourcing Officer at PUMA
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