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ASICS’ Sustainability Achievements

MAR. 29, 2023
ASICS believes in a sustainable future for a better mind, body & planet. Find out more about our initiatives and achievements in sustainability here. 
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ASICS’ main pillar is a “Sound Mind, Sound Body™”. In order to achieve a sound mind in a sound body, we need a sound Earth. Today, ASICS is committed to making a positive impact on people and the planet for the next generation.

Climate change threatens global stability. The linear economy in which the world currently operates takes, makes and wastes resources, accounting for 45% of global greenhouse gas emissions. In the apparel industry, it’s said that less than 1% of material used to produce clothing is recycled into new clothing.

ASICS takes a circular business approach to addressing climate change, with the goals of using less materials, increasing recycling rates and making products in a more efficient way. To further expand its environmental conservation efforts, ASICS became the first Japanese company in The Fashion Pact, a textile industry collective committed to mitigating climate change, restoring biodiversity and protecting the oceans.

ASICS key sustainability achievements

In 2020, ASICS enacted four major initiatives designed to improve sustainability.

The company reduced carbon emissions by 25% from direct operations and 30.8% from supply chains as compared to 2015. More than 90% of new ASICS running shoes from 2021 contain at least 20% recycled polyester in the shoe’s main upper material. About 23% of the electricity used in ASICS’ facilities is renewably sourced.

Reducing CO2 emissions


Reducing carbon emissions significantly between 2015 and 2020 is one of ASICS’ major achievements.

Shifting to renewable energy sources

In Japan, five locations are already sourcing renewable energy, including ASICS headquarters and the Institute of Sport Science.

Using recycled & sustainable materials in products

From 2020 to 2030, ASICS aims to increase the use of environmentally-friendly materials within its shoe and apparel lines.

Improving manufacturing processes

Supply chain manufacturing accounts for more than 65% of environmental impacts. ASICS conducted a product life cycle assessment between 2015 and 2020 showing that most impacts related to footwear are in connection with the manufacturing process.

In 2020, in its footwear Tier 1 suppliers as compared to 2015, ASICS achieved a:

Towards a circular business model

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation reported that 73% of clothing materials end up in landfills or are burned once they reach the end of their lifespan. ASICS is creating a circular business model by reusing or recycling products and ​materials. This reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

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ASICS: Moving towards a sustainable future

ASICS is constantly moving towards a more sustainable future with VISION2030, a long-term plan for the period leading up to the year 2030. Within the next 10 years and beyond, ASICS plans to expand its business in three domains: Product, Facility and Community, and Analysis and Diagnosis.

Focusing on personalized and sustainable products and services illustrates ASICS’ dedication to People, to the Planet, and to a “Sound Mind, Sound Body™”.