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Climate Change and Decarbonization

Managing the environmental impacts at our own sites and across the entire value chain is a key focus of our work. We are committed to decarbonization by reducing our absolute energy consumption and GHG emissions, and transitioning to clean energy.

According to the United Nations, climate change is the most pressing long-term challenge facing civilization. For this reason, we have set ourselves science-based decarbonization targets that will serve as part of a collective effort to limit global temperature rise. adidas has committed to achieving climate neutrality (GHG - greenhouse gases) across its own operations by 2025, reducing absolute GHG emissions across its entire value chain by 30% by 2030, measured against a baseline of 2017, thus paving the way for climate neutrality (GHG) by 2050. We support global initiatives that aim to drive change for our industry, such as the Fashion Pact and the UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action (UNFCCC).  

We also committed to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), and our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets by 2030 have been approved by the SBTi. The targets covering GHG emissions from adidas' own operations (scope 1 and scope 2) are consistent with reductions required to keep warming to 1.5°C, the most ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement. Our GHG reduction target for the emissions from its value chain (scope 3) meet the SBTi’s criteria for ambitious value chain goals, meaning they are in line with current best practices.