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A lighter footprint for a brighter tomorrow.

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 carbon emissions, embracing recycled materials and using less resources to continue bringing the benefits of movement to the world we love to run on.

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Our carbon footprint label

The new carbon footprint label is part of our continuing efforts to reduce our carbon emissions. We are measuring and sharing the carbon footprint of our products, allowing wearers to make decisions that not only benefit mind and body, but also the planet.

Our circular approach to addressing climate change

This means using less materials, reusing materials and making longer-lasting products.

ASICS Circular Approach diagram.

1. Design

Create products that use less resources

2. Materials

Use recycled, bio-based and water-efficient options

3. Production

Source renewable energy and manufacture efficiently and cleanly

4. Use

Constantly improve quality so products last even longer

5. New Life

Take items back for reuse and recycling

Targets for improvement

✅ 2021 : 90% of new running shoes contain recycled material

2030 : 63% CO 2 e reduction across direct operations and supply chain since 2015

2030 : 100% renewable energy across business facilities

2030 : 100% recycled polyester commitment

2050 : Net-zero emissions

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Our materials

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Polyester Fabric from Recycled PET Bottles

Polyester production from recycled PET bottles emits less CO2e and uses less fossil resources than traditional polyester production.

At least 70% of the GEL-CUMULUS™ 25 shoe’s main upper* is made with polyester fabric from recycled PET bottles.

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Recycled Fabric from Textile Waste

Less than 1% (estimated) of the material used to make all clothing is recycled — we aim to change that.

The GEL-LYTE™ III OG SHIGEN shoe’s main upper* is made using 60% recycled felt from textile waste.

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Bio-Based Materials

We use bio-based materials, which helps reduce the consumption of fossil resources.

The GEL-KAYANO™ 30 shoe features FF BLAST™ PLUS ECO cushioning, which is made with at least 20% bio-based material.

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Solution Dyeing

Solution dyeing will help reduce carbon emissions from our dyeing by 45% and reduce water usage by 33%.

The GT-2000™ 11 shoe’s sock liner is made using a solution dyeing process.

These images are artistic interpretations of recycled or sustainable materials. They may not be actual representations of the specific ASICS product or material used.

*ASICS defines "shoe's main upper material" as the material which covers the most surface area in the upper.

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Planting seeds for a brighter tomorrow

The ASICS sunflower icon represents our sustainability pledge and commitment to preserving the planet.

This icon can be found on:

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Shoes: containing leftover materials or at least 30% recycled material in the shoe’s main upper material

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Apparel: containing leftover material or at least 50% material from textile waste in the garment’s main material

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In 2045, the United Nations will celebrate its 100th anniversary. The VISION2045 campaign is a documentary film series focused on inspiring a better future for all. ASICS was selected as a representative from the sporting goods industry.

External recognition

We are the first sports company to have our targeted emissions approved by the Science Based Targets initiative.

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