adidas Group joins ChemSec’s Business Group

News 2015 / November

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adidas Group joins ChemSec’s Business Group

The sports goods manufacturer adidas Group, with more than 50 000 employees in 160 countries, is the latest company to join the ChemSec Business Group. Traditionally being a chemicals intensive sector, the textile industry faces challenges when it comes to chemicals management, particularly with the often-long supply chains in mind. The adidas Group, however, is often referred to as spearheading the efforts in the industry, which makes them a perfect fit for ChemSec’s company initiative.

– We are pleased to welcome the adidas Group to the ChemSec Business Group. With a very proactive chemicals management strategy and a leadership approach in enhancing disclosure practices and transparency within its supply chain, the adidas Group is an ideal member, says Anne-Sofie Andersson, Director of ChemSec.

– At the adidas Group we are continuously exploring new innovative approaches in sustainability and chemical management. Therefore we are very happy to be part of the ChemSec Business Group, which gives us the opportunity to exchange chemical management best practices with other leaders from various industries, says Philipp Meister, Director Social and Environmental Affairs at the adidas Group.

The ChemSec Business Group is a collaboration among companies working together to inspire concrete progress on toxic use reduction. It gathers market-leading companies, across a diversity of sectors, for the development of effective corporate practice regarding chemicals management. It also raises public awareness of companies’ efforts to be drivers on this issue. The adidas group now joins existing members B&Q, Boots, Coop, Dell, EurEau, Ikea, Shaw, Skanska, Sony and the Swedish Construction Federation in the ChemSec Business Group.

Read more about the ChemSec Business Group