02 Sep '11, 12am

Adidas Joins Nike, Puma in committing to Zero toxic pollution by 2020

Adidas Joins Nike, Puma in committing to Zero toxic pollution by 2020

Adidas has finally pledged to phase out all hazardous chemicals in its own supply chain and develop an industry roadmap to tackle Greenpeace's 'detox' challenge to high street clothing brands. The world's second-largest sportswear brand committed to a zero discharge of hazardous chemicals by 2020 this week, following similar commitments by Nike and Puma. As revealed by BusinessGreen , Adidas has been in constant talks with other brands in a bid to create a cross-industry standard after a major Greenpeace campaign revealed the extent to which hazardous chemicals are used in textile manufacturing. Unlike its rivals, Adidas had refused to individually commit to a date by which it would clean up its supply chain, insisting the problem needed to be tackled at an industry level. Adidas yesterday announced it has recruited other brands that will gather for an industry forum in Am...

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