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Glossary

There are indeed quite a few terms which are very specific to our company and industry. On this page we create common ground.

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Capacity building

Helping our business partners and others understand how to manage and improve workplace conditions, e.g. through training, producing guidance manuals, and sharing best practice.

Community Affairs

Corporate function within the Social and Environmental Affairs team which coordinates a network of employees managing corporate donations, volunteering programmes and community relations in the subsidiaries and other local entities of the adidas Group. A further key task of Community Affairs is the global management of disaster relief efforts and the management of reporting mechanisms so we can analyse needs, evaluate the impact of our work and report on our initiatives.

Corporate Responsibility

Managing a company’s business processes in a way that creates economic value while also respecting people and communities and minimising environmental impact.

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Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI)

Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes are the first global indexes tracking the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. Based on the cooperation of Dow Jones Indexes and the RobecoSAM Group they provide asset managers with reliable and objective benchmarks to manage sustainability portfolios.

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