Puma has confirmed plans to launch a range of compostable and recyclable shoes and clothing in the autumn.

The PPR-controlled company plans to offer the first completely biodegradable products by 2013, company CEO Franz Koch said in an interview with Wirtshafts Woche.

In November, the sportswear firm revealed its first environmental profit and loss accounts as part of efforts to operate in a more sustainable way.

Other sustainability initiatives include eco-friendly Re Suede shoe, which are made using 100% recycled materials. The shoes are transported in a little bag, which is lighter than shoe boxes.