Adidas Commits to 100% Sustainable Cotton

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Adidas plans to reduce its environmental impact by 15% by 2015 and source all of its cotton sustainably by 2018, according to the company’s latest sustainability report.

The report details the company’s plans over the next five years. With most of their production outsourced, Adidas has teamed up with other industry giants to build critical mass for the need of decreasing environmental impact throughout their supply chains. Adidas is working together with H&M, Levi Strauss & Co., Marks & Spencer and IKEA to accelerate the adoption of sustainable cotton production standards, created by the Better Cotton Initiative.

Adidas will also encourage more suppliers to use the String It system the company developed to track materials along the supply chain.

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