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
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.