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At Wedge, we have gathered and analyzed the following information on Adidas to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of its sustainability efforts.


Carbon Emissions: Carbon intensity measures greenhouse gas emissions in relation to a company's revenue or employees. It helps assess a company's carbon footprint and commitment to reducing emissions. 

Labor Practices: Adidas' commitment to ethical labor practices includes: a public commitment but doesn't include: an action plan and separate labor costs. Living wage paid rating of 1/5.

For more details, visit the brand's Fashion Checker page.

Renewable Energy Sources: Adidas uses 90% renewable energy throughout its operations. 

Transparency: Adidas' Fashion Transparency Index score is 51.2. The index assesses brands' transparency regarding their social and environmental policies. For more information, visit the Fashion Revolution website.

Sustainable Materials: Adidas uses environmentally preferred materials, including 56.03% of sustainable resources in its products.

Animal Welfare:

Adidas has a number of animal welfare policies in place. These policies are designed to ensure that animals are treated humanely and ethically throughout the supply chain.

Some of the key animal welfare policies that Adidas has in place include:

  • A ban on fur: Adidas does not use fur in any of its products.

  • A commitment to responsible down sourcing: Adidas only sources down from suppliers that meet its strict animal welfare standards.

  • A commitment to responsible leather sourcing: Adidas only sources leather from suppliers that meet its strict animal welfare standards.

  • A commitment to responsible wool sourcing: Adidas only sources wool from suppliers that meet its strict animal welfare standards.

Waste Management: Adidas' waste management strategies include 88% waste recycling and 12% waste in landfills.

2nd-hand Services: Adidas doesn’t offer second-hand services/platform

Warranty: Adidas offers an extended warranty. To learn more about utilizing the warranty, click here.

Offsetting Carbon: Adidas engages in eco-friendly initiatives such as producing 17 million pairs of shoes with recycled plastic waste collected from beaches and coastal regions in partnership with Parley for the Oceans.


Adidas surpasses the average score in 5/9 sustainability parameters we evaluate.

Renewable energy

Sustainable materials

Brand's transparency

Waste management

Carbon offsetting

CO2 intensty


Fair labor

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