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We recognize our responsibility to be accountable to our stakeholders, which involves the regular and open reporting of our sustainability performance.

Since 2000, adidas has been annually publishing its progress on set targets in its Sustainability Reports. We have further published a separate Environmental Report detailing progress made at our own operations globally. As of full year 2017, we integrated material non-financial information into the adidas Annual Report. Non-financial information is covered by a separate limited assurance engagement, and the assurance was conducted using the International Standard on Assurance Engagements ISAE 3000 (Revised) issued by the IAASB.  

adidas applies global reporting standards such as the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Sustainability Accountability Standards Board (SASB) to inform its external non-financial reporting. We also acknowledge the value of climate-related reporting and are aiming to stepwise include the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations that enable companies to improve reporting of climate-related financial information, especially climate-related risks and opportunities.  

We regularly disclose additional information to public-facing social and environmental benchmarks and reporting platforms. We also publish important sustainability updates about our work throughout the year on our corporate channels, including our corporate website. A key element is the publication of our global supplier factory lists which are updated twice a year.