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Why PUMA stands out as a global leader in sustainability

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PUMA, a global sportswear giant, has firmly positioned itself among the world’s most sustainable companies through its ambitious and proactive approach to environmental and social responsibility. The company has set itself 10 sustainability targets across various areas, including climate, circularity, and human rights. PUMA’s dedication to these goals has already seen impressive achievements, placing it at the forefront of corporate sustainability.

Meeting Targets Ahead of Schedule

PUMA’s commitment to sustainability is evident in its progress. The company has already reached two of its targets ahead of the 2025 schedule:

  1. Plastics and the Oceans: PUMA eliminated plastic carrier bags from its owned and operated stores and has been researching biodegradable plastic options. This significant step contributes to reducing plastic waste and protecting marine life.
  2. Human Rights: The company has trained over 220,000 factory workers on women’s empowerment and has completely mapped human rights risks at its subcontractors and Tier 2 suppliers. This ensures fair and safe working conditions throughout its supply chain.
Ambitious Climate Goals

PUMA’s environmental efforts have been particularly notable in the area of climate action. Earlier this year, the company announced that it had reached its science-based CO2 reduction target seven years ahead of schedule. This remarkable achievement led PUMA to set a new, more ambitious climate target, aligning with scientific recommendations to keep global temperature increases below 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Key initiatives driving PUMA’s climate success include:

  • Renewable Electricity: PUMA has introduced renewable electricity at its core suppliers and for its owned and operated buildings. The company purchases renewable energy tariffs and renewable energy attribute certificates.
  • Low-Carbon Practices: By using product materials that are less carbon-intensive, opting for low-carbon shipping tariffs, and investing in electric vehicles for its car fleet, PUMA significantly reduces its carbon footprint.
  • Solar Power: This month, PUMA opened a large photovoltaic (PV) installation at its global headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany. This installation will cover a fifth of the building’s electricity needs, showcasing PUMA’s commitment to renewable energy.
A Blueprint for Corporate Sustainability

PUMA’s proactive measures in sustainability set a benchmark for other companies. By reaching significant targets ahead of schedule and continually setting more ambitious goals, PUMA demonstrates that sustainable business practices are not only achievable but also beneficial for the environment, society, and the economy.

Through its comprehensive approach, PUMA is not just meeting but exceeding sustainability expectations, making it a leader in the global effort to build a more sustainable future.

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