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Collaborations and Memberships

The adidas Group holds strong relationships within the sustainability area.

The following table summarises key collaborations and memberships of the adidas Group in the sustainability area. We describe the principal reasons for our ongoing participation in each of these organisations.

 OrganisationTypeMember sinceStatusReason for participation
Apparel and Footwear International RSL Management (AFIRM) Working GroupIndustry Association2004Founding member and participating company.

Industry-leading group that strives to reduce the impact of harmful substances and tracks regulatory compliance.

Better Cotton Initiative (BCI)Multi-Stakeholder Organisation2004Founding member and participating company.

Promotes measurable improvements in the key environmental and social impacts of cotton cultivation worldwide.

European Outdoor Group (EOG)Industry Association2009Member and participating company; interim Vice Chair of the sustainability working group.To engage with players in the outdoor industry on sustainability matters.
German Partnership for Sustainable TextilesGovernment-led multi-stakeholder initiative2015Participating company; member of the Review and Chemicals working groups

Promote measurable social, ecological and economic improvements along the textile and apparel supply chain

International Chemical Secretariat (ChemSec) Business GroupNon-profit environmental organisation2015

Participating company

Minimise the use of hazardous chemicals and their impact on health and the environment, and promote sustainable innovation
Fair Factories Clearinghouse (FFC)Non-Profit Organisation2006Founding member (Reebok) and participating company; Board seat.To promote transparency and share audit findings and remedial action plans across the industry.
Fair Labor Association (FLA)Non-Profit Organisation1999Founding member and participating company; Board seat.Provides independent accreditation and oversight of our internal programmes.
ILO Better WorkTripartite Organisation2012Participating company.

Partnership between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Finance Corporation to improve social dialogue and productivity in supplier factories.

Leather Working Group (LWG)Industry Association2005Founding member and participating company.Improves environmental conditions in the leather supply chain.
Parley for the OceansCollaboration Network2015

Founding member with seat in the steering committee

Thought leader in ocean conservation and eco innovation, creating awareness and forging collaborations to end the destruction of the oceans.
Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC)Industry Association2010Founding member and participating company; member of the Governance Committee, Version 1 Eco-Index Committee, and Social and Labour Committee.To develop a common sustainability tool and eco-indexing.
The Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building SafetyIndependent, binding agreement between brands and trade unions2013Participating company

Establish a fire and building safety program to

promote a safe and healthy Bangladeshi Ready Made Garment Industry
World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI)Industry Association1985Founding member and participating company; Chair of CSR Committee.Represents the sporting goods industry in various venues and drives alignment among members..
Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC)Industry Association2011Founding member and participating company.

Industry-leading group that strives to reduce the impact of harmful substances.