We only have one Earth to run on.
Since our founding in 1949, our purpose has been to help people achieve a Sound Mind in a Sound Body™. But in order to achieve Sound Mind, Sound Body™, we need a sound earth to run on. So we’re taking action—reducing CO2 emissions, embracing recycled materials and using less resources, to continue bringing the benefits of movement to the world we love to run in.
We are all learning, all the time.
To highlight the importance of everyday sustainability, ASICS hosted a group of runners at an insightful, reflective environmental retreat at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island, Washington.
Name: MaryLu Pulido
Hometown: Whittier, CA
Years Running: For as long as I can remember but competitively over 10 years (about 12/13)
What sustainability means to me: Sustainability to me means always give back if you take.
“Running in nature, I feel I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be.”
Planting seeds for a brighter tomorrow.
The ASICS' sunflower icon represents our commitment to preserving the earth for future generations, growing healthier and more positive in both mind and body. Look for it to find information related to our sustainability initiatives as well as products that are part of our sustainability pledge.
Our circular approach to address climate change.
1. Create items that use fewer resources and are easier to recycle.
2. Utilize recycled, bio-based and more water efficient options.
3. Source renewable energy and manufacture efficiently and clean.
4. Constantly improve quality so products last even longer.
5. Take items back for reuse.
Targets for improvement.
2030: 63% CO2 reduction across direct operations and supply chain vs. 2015
2030: 100% renewable energy across business facilities
2030: 100% recycled polyester commitment
2050: Net-zero carbon emissions
*Our symbolic sustainable products have the sunflower icon on shoe socklinings or apparel hang tags.
*Shoes with the icon contain (1) reused or leftover materials, or recycled materials from textile waste in part in the shoe’s upper,
or (2) at least 20% recycled material in the shoe’s main upper material.
*Apparel with the icon contains (1) leftover material in part or (2) at least 50% recycled materials from textile waste in the garment’s main material.