7 May 2013
Sportswear giant Adidas has launched a mobile phone communication pilot to monitor labour rights at one of its footwear suppliers in Indonesia.
22 April 2013
Campaigners are set to stage protests outside Foot Locker outlets across the UK, Europe and the US today (22 April), calling for it to cut ties with Adidas over the sportswear group's failure to pay former workers in GBP1.1m (US$1.6m) in redundancy pay.
19 April 2013
New research released this week has linked international fashion brands to a textile plant in West Java that is accused of dumping industrial wastewater containing a cocktail of toxic and hazardous chemicals into a local river.
8 March 2013
Sportswear giant Adidas continues to be on track to reach the growth targets set out in its Route 2015 strategic plan, despite a challenging year in which criminal activitity in its Reebok India business, and sales declines at the Reebok brand, weighed on its business.
7 March 2013
Sportswear firm Adidas has blamed impairment charges relating to the Reebok brand for pushing it to a fourth quarter loss.
7 March 2013
Leading fashion brands and retailers have joined forces to issue an update on their joint “roadmap” aimed at securing zero discharge of hazardous chemicals in their supply chains by 2020. But the revised plans have already come under fire.
18 January 2013
Adidas has appointed the COO of its Chinese business, Erick Haskell, to head its operations in India.
20 December 2012
Sportswear giant Adidas says it remains committed to sourcing in China and will continue to work with more than 300 suppliers there despite shutting its only company-owned Chinese apparel factory earlier this year.
3 December 2012
Rutgers University has become the latest US university to sever ties with Adidas over the sportswear giant's the approach to worker rights following the non-payment of severance to workers at a former Indonesian supplier factory.
27 November 2012
Esprit has pledged to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from its textile and clothing supply chain by 2020, joining the Roadmap to Zero initiative launched by a number of leading brands and retailers last year.
23 October 2012
The Global Forum for Sustainable Supply Chains will today (23 October) convene a multi-stakeholder meeting of companies, international institutions and insurance experts to discuss the possible creation of a private fund or insurance product that would provide support to garment workers affected by factory closures and non-payment of wages and benefits.
5 October 2012
Sportswear giant Adidas AG is looking into the possibility of setting up an industry insurance fund to help workers who are left with no wages or benefits when supplier factories close.
17 September 2012
Cornell University is to end its eight-year contract with sporting goods giant Adidas over what it describes as a "gap" in the approach to worker rights following the non-payment of severance to workers at a former Indonesian supplier factory.
4 September 2012
Sporting goods giant Adidas continues to be pressured to make US$1.8m in severance payments to workers at a former Indonesian supplier factory after its owner fled without paying them.
29 August 2012
Sportswear giant Adidas has opened its new Chinese headquarters in Shanghai, and says the new facility will act as a springboard for its plans to become the country's leading sportswear brand by 2015.
10 August 2012
Adidas-owned Reebok India may face penal action and money laundering charges for running unauthorised retail outlets as well as breach of export commitments, according to local media reports.
27 July 2012
Clothing and footwear firms including Nike, Marks & Spencer, Levi Strauss and Walmart are among those backing a new tool designed to measure sustainability and environmental impact across the industry supply chain.
30 April 2012
Adidas has raised its full-year profit forecast after a strong first quarter, despite warning of costs relating to irregularities in its Indian operations.
19 April 2012
Adidas has appointed new leaders for its businesses in Latin America and France.
4 April 2012
With increasing numbers of apparel and footwear brands, retailers and manufacturers weighed down by so-called "audit fatigue" - an estimated $2bn is spent by the industry each year on audits - it is no wonder that steps are being taken to work towards a common platform that will enable firms to share data and reduce the number of audits carried out across the supply chain.
19 March 2012
Footwear firm The Rockport Company has named Tobias Reiss-Schmidt as its new president and CEO, replacing Michael Rupp who is to leave at the end of June.
2 March 2012
Italian textile and apparel giant Miroglio Group has named former Adidas executive Aldo Spaanjaars as managing director of its China operations.
15 February 2012
The University of Wisconsin-Madison will enter into a period of mediation with sportswear firm Adidas as part of efforts to resolve a dispute over its obligations to former workers at a factory in Indonesia.
9 February 2012
Plans by six apparel and footwear brands and retailers to eliminate the discharge of hazardous chemicals from their supply chains by 2020 have been widely praised by a group of stakeholders - but are aiming for a challenging deadline and should have been expanded to include suppliers, they say.
18 January 2012
Swedish sports wear company Peak Performance today (18 January) said it has appointed former Adidas executive Henrik Bunge as its new CEO.
15 December 2011
Global brands and retailers are working together to source more Better Cotton for their products in the hope that creating demand down the supply chain will eventually see sustainable cotton become the norm. As the first fibres from the initiative start to make their way into clothing, Levi Strauss and Marks & Spencer joined other stakeholders to explain what they hope to achieve.
6 December 2011
Students and staff at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are calling on sporting goods brand Adidas to make severance payments to workers at an Indonesian factory after its owner fled.
24 November 2011
Some of the world's leading brands and retailers have teamed up to release a joint 'roadmap' outlining the steps they intend to take to achieve the goal of zero discharge of hazardous chemicals in their supply chains by 2020.
3 November 2011
Sporting goods giant Adidas is set for a record year after third quarter profit rose 14% on an 8% revenue increase, with margins holding up thanks to increased retail sales.
10 October 2011
German sporting goods company Adidas is eyeing a double-digit percentage rise in annual sales in the Russia/CIS region over the next three years - and expects this to be its third largest market behind the US and China thanks to strong consumer spending and a raft of new stores.