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.
|Organisation||Type||Member since||Status||Reason for participation|
|Apparel and Footwear International RSL Management (AFIRM) Working Group||Industry Association||2004||Founding 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 Organisation||2004||Founding member and participating company.|
Promotes measurable improvements in the key environmental and social impacts of cotton cultivation worldwide.
|European Outdoor Group (EOG)||Industry Association||2009||Member 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 Textiles||Government-led multi-stakeholder initiative||2015||Participating 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 Group||Non-profit environmental organisation||2015|
|Minimise the use of hazardous chemicals and their impact on health and the environment, and promote sustainable innovation|
|Fair Factories Clearinghouse (FFC)||Non-Profit Organisation||2006||Founding 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 Organisation||1999||Founding member and participating company; Board seat.||Provides independent accreditation and oversight of our internal programmes.|
|ILO Better Work||Tripartite Organisation||2012||Participating 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 Association||2005||Founding member and participating company.||Improves environmental conditions in the leather supply chain.|
|Parley for the Oceans||Collaboration Network||2015|
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 Association||2010||Founding 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 Safety||Independent, binding agreement between brands and trade unions||2013||Participating company|
Establish a fire and building safety program topromote a safe and healthy Bangladeshi Ready Made Garment Industry
|World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI)||Industry Association||1985||Founding 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 Association||2011||Founding member and participating company.|
Industry-leading group that strives to reduce the impact of harmful substances.