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Recognition and History

We have been working towards sustainability for many years and are proud of the positive feedback we receive for our efforts.
Recognition and History

adidas continuously receives positive recognition from international institutions, rating agencies, NGOs, and socially responsible investment analysts for its holistic approach to managing sustainability. In 2023, adidas was again subject to comprehensive corporate environmental, social, and governance (‘ESG’) assessments, and took part in focused thematic disclosure benchmarks for environmental or social performance. As a result, adidas was represented in a number of high-profile sustainability indices, ratings, and disclosure benchmark evaluations

See the table below for a selection of some of the most relevant ratings. 


Environmental, Social,
Governance Performance

Environmental PerformanceSocial Performance 

MSCI ESG Rating 

(AAA, upper score: AAA) 

CDP Climate Change 

(A- score, upper score: A)

Corporate Human Rights Benchmark 

(among top 10 in our industry)

S&P Global ESG Evaluation
(85/100, upper score:100) 

CDP Water 

(B score, upper score: A)

KnowTheChain Benchmark 

(among top 3 in our industry)

Sustainalytics ESG Risk Rating 

(14.8/100, upper score: 0) 

CDP Forests 

(CC score, upper score: A)

World Benchmarking Alliance Gender Benchmark 

(among top 20 in our industry) 

ISS Corporate Rating

(Prime 'B-' Score, upper score: A) 

Corporate Information 
Transparency Index 
(among top 3 across industries)