I believe in integrating sustainability into every aspect of our manufacturing processes for all products – from the sourcing of raw materials to the manufacturing stage, both environmentally and socially.
At PUMA, we produce millions of shoes and textiles every year. We use sustainability collections to inspire our consumers, but if sustainability did not play a major role for the majority of our products, we would have failed to make a difference.
Sourcing materials and manufacturing products leave an environmental and social footprint behind. Only if we aim to make our entire sourcing and production processes more sustainable, we can optimize the impact PUMA has on the environment and communities. This is why we are sourcing key materials such as cotton, polyester, leather and cardboard from more sustainable sources. We are striving to eliminate more and more chemicals from our production processes and to reduce our carbon emissions in our own operations as well as in our supply chain.
I also believe in industry collaborations, because only if we all join forces and support each other, we will be able to introduce new, sustainable processes and find solutions that will make a difference. PUMA has been a long-term member of numerous industry collaborations to cover a wide field of environmental and social issues that need to be addressed together by all players within our industry.