Adidas Becomes Third Sports Brand to Ban Hazardous Chemicals
The sportswear chain has pledged to have an action plan in place within seven weeks, setting out programs and initiatives for both the eradication of hazardous chemicals from its supply chain and disclosure of its current chemical usage. Adidas also hopes to use its influence as a major sports brand to leverage other brands into eliminating dangerous chemicals in their supply chains.
The news from the German brand follows similar announcements by Nike earlier this month and Puma in July. All three sportswear companies were responding to Greenpeace’s Dirty Laundry campaign in which the activist group named and shamed a number of clothing brands associated with importing materials from a Chinese conglomerate that Greenpeace says is polluting rivers.
Last week Adidas said that it was trying to form a collective, industry-wide response to the allegations in partnership with Nike and Puma. At the time Greenpeace had pressed Adidas to first announce an individual plan.
Energy Manager News
- Clauses to Consider in Green Leases
- Bahama Yacht Club to Generate Power from Solid Waste
- Duke Energy, USF Launch Solar Battery Research Initiative
- Energy Storage Helps Hotel Reduce Demand Charges by 10%
- EU Smart Campus Pilot Achieves 30% Energy Savings
- Uline to Operate 130 GenDrive Fuel Cell Units from Plug Power
- Los Angeles Shopping Center Installs 504 kW Solar
- SustainCo Wins $575,000 Contract for Energy Management Controls