The adidas Group operates more than 300 offices, manufacturing sites and distribution centres worldwide; they vary in size and structure. Some of the sites are owned by the Group, others are leased or rented.
In the first phase of the Green Company Initiative roll-out in 2008 and 2009, 24 major sites were included and reported environmental key data.
These sites included Group and brand headquarters, our own production facilities and some distribution centres, representing a significant proportion of the total environmental footprint of the Group's own operations.
In 2010, a significantly higher number of locations (67) was included in the Green Company reporting, aiming at covering around 80% of the Group's total emissions. Those locations were included in the reporting and account for approximately 80% of the total occupied and built-upon area. The actual selection of reporting entities was based upon the inclusion of all main headquarter locations with more than 2,000 square metres, all manufacturing entities, as well as all distribution centres with more than 3,000 square metres.
In order to facilitate the reporting of all these sites - nearly 2/3 of them are new reporters in 2010 - new web-based data recording and reporting tool was developed that provides automatic plausibility and comment controls, as well as statistical analysis and reporting functions.