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ASICS Commits to Bold Climate Targets and Accelerates Climate Initiatives Commits to 1.5℃ Targets, Introduces Carbon Reduction Initiatives and joins the UN Fashion Industry Climate Charter

ASICS today announces it is committing to set 1.5°C science-based emissions reduction targets aligned with a net-zero future by 2050, responding to what climate

science indicates is needed to limit the worst impacts of climate change.

To accelerate progress towards the new targets, ASICS is expanding

sustainability technology across its footwear range to reduce carbon

emissions in the dyeing process by 45 percent from 2020. ASICS also

reaffirms its commitment to work collaboratively to address climate

change by joining the United Nation’s Fashion Industry Charter for

Climate Action.

In 2018, ASICS was the first sporting goods company to have its

science-based targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative

(SBTi) and in June this year the first to support the Financial Stability

Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

ASICS has accelerated its actions now by committing to set new targets

in line with last October’s report by the Intergovernmental Panel on

Climate Change (IPCC) which made the case for limiting global

temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

”ASICS was founded in 1949 with a vision to promote the health of

young people through sport. ASICS remains committed to this

philosophy today and to enable future generations to be active and play

sport, we are committed to set ambitious targets as a core of the

business strategy to help mitigate the impact of climate change” said

Yasuhito Hirota, COO and President of ASICS Corporation.