Adidas’ annual Group Sustainability Report offers a yearly snapshot of the company’s achievements and challenges in the fields of the enviro...
Sporting goods giant Adidas is evolving its factory monitoring system away from auditing to track supply chain compliance and is instead wor...
| 22 Sep 2015
More than 200 companies have now signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh following the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in Dhaka, which killed more than 1,100 people in 2013.
| 27 Mar 2015
Adidas Group has said speed to market will be a key competitive advantage for the German sporting goods giant over the next five years, as it looks to accelerate profit and sales growth. With this, the company is piloting automated production units closer to its core consumers to reduce lead times.
| 19 Aug 2014
Since Greenpeace published its Dirty Laundry report in 2011, revealing toxic chemicals in waste water discharges from two textile processing facilities in China, the environmental pressure group has been calling on apparel firms to remove these from their supply chains. While a number of companies have signed up to the group's Detox campaign, it appears there is still much more work to be done. just-style takes a look at the challenges of committing and the need for industry collaboration.
| 1 Apr 2014
A new report suggests retailers are still failing workers in their supply chains by not paying a living wage. The survey, which aims to provide greater transparency for consumers on the living wage issue, concludes that while some work has been done, much more progress is needed. just-style takes a closer look.
| 20 Mar 2015
“You cannot solve the sustainability agenda overnight,” explains Frank Henke, global director of social and environmental affairs at German sporting goods giant Adidas Group. Indeed, as he tells just-style, the company has faced a moving target since it launched its first sustainability programmes some 15 to 20 years ago – and that target is today moving faster than ever.
| 1 Jul 2010
Adidas Group CEO Herbert Hainer is confident that major investments in the World Cup this summer are paying off. In an interview with just-style news editor Joe Ayling, he also discusses sourcing, currencies and his vision for the Reebok brand.
| 2 Oct 2015
The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at Adidas's "game-changing" recycling project for a new breed of sporting goods, an interview with Cara Chacon, Patagonia's director of social & environmental responsibility, on the group's CSR commitments, and Cambodia's unions agreeing a proposed new US$168 monthly minimum wage for the country's garment sector.
| 28 Sep 2015
German sportswear giant Adidas Group is launching a three-year “game-changing” research project to develop a what it calls a “new breed of sporting goods” that can be repeatedly recycled in a chemical and waste-free process.
| 21 Sep 2015
German sportswear giant Adidas Group has filed a trademark lawsuit against US footwear business Skechers over alleged copyright infringement of its Stan Smith trainers.
| 18 Sep 2015
Adidas Group, Kering, Burberry, H&M and Gildan Activewear have all been listed in this year’s Dow Jones Sustainability Indices - ranking them among the best-in-class sustainability performers in the world.
| 28 Aug 2015
Sporting goods giant Adidas Group says it has "actively" sought to help resolve a dispute at a subcontractor to one of its Indonesian footwear suppliers, even though it had no active business relationship with the factory when around 1,300 workers were dismissed three years ago.
| 6 Aug 2015
German sportswear giant Adidas has revealed it is exploring future options for its golf business, after the unit reported a drop in sales for the first half.
| 5 Aug 2015
Investment firms Berkshire Partners and New Balance Holding have completed their acquisition of casual footwear business Rockport Company from sportswear giant Adidas Group.
| 1 Jul 2015
Adidas will need to up its game if it wants to outpace rival Nike in Western Europe, particularly in the area of social media, analysts have said.
| 5 Mar 2015
Sporting goods giant Adidas recorded a much-reduced fourth-quarter net profit, impacted by currency headwinds, a slump in Russia and a weak golf market.
| 27 Feb 2015
The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at why low labour cost countries are exposed to the highest risks, a new tentative agreement on a new five-year contract for US West Coast dockworkers, and more than 30% of cotton sourced by Adidas Group in 2014 was Better Cotton.
| 20 Feb 2015
German sportswear giant Adidas has said its search for a replacement for CEO Herbert Hainer will be a long-term process, after the chief executive confirmed details of the process in a letter to employees this week.
| 9 Jan 2015
German sportswear giant Adidas has expanded its relationship with the Demandware Commerce platform to a global scale.
| 1 Oct 2014
Sporting goods giant Adidas Group has said it plans to return up to EUR1.5bn (US$1.89bn) to its shareholders over the next three years.
| 29 Aug 2014
Sporting goods giant Adidas Group is planning to set targets for its suppliers to switch to using only Bluesign approved chemicals in its supply chain.
| 16 Jun 2014
As part of ongoing efforts to accelerate global growth, US clothing and footwear business Wolverine Worldwide has promoted company veteran James Zwiers to president of its International Group.
| 12 Jun 2014
Sportswear giant Adidas has announced a new roadmap to take it towards the elimination of hazardous chemicals from its products and supply chain.
| 6 May 2014
Sporting goods giant Adidas Group recorded a 34% slump in first quarter net profit, impacted by adverse currency effects and a poor performance from TaylorMade-Adidas Golf.
| 17 Apr 2014
German sportswear giant Adidas has promoted Mark King to the role of president of the group's North America division.
| 11 Apr 2014
The use of mobile phones to monitor workers in apparel supply chains is continuing to gain momentum, with sportswear giant Adidas now planning to roll the service out to all of its suppliers in the next few years.
| 25 Mar 2014
Underwear brand Björn Borg has tapped Henrik Bunge, the head of Swedish outdoor clothing brand Peak Performance, as its new CEO, joining the company at the beginning of August.
| 27 Jan 2014
The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) will focus on boosting trends and innovation in the global marketplace under the direction of new president Frank Dassler.
| 20 Dec 2013
Hydra Ventures BV, the corporate venture arm of sporting goods giant Adidas Group, is to invest CAD2.0m (US$1.9m) in Crailar Technologies, developer of the Crailar Flax fibre.
| 22 Jan 2015
German sporting goods giant Adidas Group has been named as the world's third most sustainable company this year, according to a ranking released by Toronto-based media company Corporate Knights to coincide with the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
| 27 Oct 2014
Speculation emerged last week that a group of investors is planning to bid for Adidas Group's Reebok unit, and that a likely sale would enable the German sportswear giant to realign its strategy as a fitness and lifestyle brand.
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