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OUR TARGETS

10for25

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For each of these target areas, which reference the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), we have defined a minimum of three concrete targets as well as key performance indicators to follow the progress we have made.

With our Forever Better sustainability strategy, we continue our path to fully integrate sustainability into all our core business functions. Sustainability targets are part of the bonus arrangements of every member of our global leadership team, from the CEO to Team Heads.

Sustainability and the communication of our efforts have also been integrated into the strategic priorities for PUMA.

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TRACKING OUR 10FOR25 PROGRESS
  • 01. HUMAN RIGHTS

    Embedding human rights and compliance to ILO Core Conventions in all our operations and suppliers. Making a positive impact on communities where PUMA is present. 

    Status: On track.

    2019

    BASELINE

    • FLA Re-Accreditation of PUMAs compliance program achieved 
    • 475 audits conducted in 418 Factories 
    • 94% of audits with passing grade 
    • Worker complaints hotline in operation. 61 complaints received and resolved. 
    • 21.000 hours of community engagement

    2022

    PERFORMANCE

    • 168,037 factory workers and 2,077 PUMA employees trained
    • Tier 2 mapping completed
      48 Tier 1 subcontractors mapped
    • 43,000 hours

    2025

    TARGET

    • Train 100,000 direct and indirect staff members on women's empowerment
    • Map subcontractors and T2 suppliers for Human Rights risks
    • 25,000 hours of global community engagement per year
  • 02. CLIMATE

    Taking a leading role in Climate Action within our industry and implementing our existing science-based greenhouse gas emission reduction target.

    Status: On track.

    2019

    BASELINE

    • Science Based Carbon Emissions Target set, approved and published: 
    • 35% absolute emission reduction for PUMAs own entities between 2017 and 2030 
    • 60% relative emission reduction for PUMA supply chain between 2017 and 2030 
    • 75% of PUMAs own electricity use from renewable sources (through renewable energy tariffs or RECs certificates) 
    • Core suppliers in Bangladesh and Vietnam engaged in energy efficiency programs 
    • Leading role in UN convened Fashion Charter on Climate Action 
    • Joined Fashion Pacts climate commitment 

    2022

    PERFORMANCE

    • Applied to SBTi to approve new absolute GHG emission reduction:
      Scope 1 and 2 by 90%, Scope 3 by 33% in 2030
    • 100% renewable electricity used for PUMA entities (including RECs) 
    • 11% for Tier 1 (finished goods) 
      10.8% for Tier 2 (materials)
      (including RECs)

    2025

    TARGET

    • Align PUMA's Climate target with 1.5 degrees global warming scenario 
    • 100% renewable electricity for PUMA entities 
    • 25% renewable energy for core suppliers
  • 03. CIRCULARITY

    Moving toward a more circular business model.

    Status: In progress.

    2019

    BASELINE

    • Recycled polyester target set (75%) 
    • Recycled cotton research started 
    • Piloted product take back scheme in Hong Kong 
    • Waste KPIs collected from core suppliers

    2022

    PERFORMANCE

    • Hong Kong takeback scheme ongoing since 2019
      US takeback ongoing
      (footwear) Germany (HQ), Manchester City, AC Milan, Borussia Dortmund and Olympique de Marseille rolled out
      Australia rolled out
    • -48% waste to landfill per footwear pair
      +1% waste to landfill per apparel piece
    • Recycled cotton and leather used in PUMA ReGen collection, recycled rubber used

    2025

    TARGET

    • Build, setup or join product takeback schemes in major markets 
    • Reduce production waste to landfill by 50% 
    • Develop recycled material options for leather, rubber, cotton and PU
  • 04. PRODUCTS

    Ensuring 90% of our products contain more sustainable materials and components.

    Status: On track.

    2019

    BASELINE

    • 82 % of cotton used originating from more sustainable sources 
    • 98% of polyester used in apparel and accessories originating from certified sources (bluesign and Oeko-Tex) 
    • 98% of leather used originating from Leather Working Group medal rated tanneries

    2022

    PERFORMANCE

    • 99.8% cotton
      70.4% polyester
      100% leather
      100% down 
    • 51.5% recycled polyester for apparel and accessories 
    • 79% apparel styles
      46% accessories styles
      61% footwear styles

    2025

    TARGET

    • Procure 100% cotton, polyester, leather, and down from certified sources
    • Increase recycled polyester use to 75% (apparel & accessories)
    • 90% of apparel and accessories classified as more sustainable
      90% of all footwear contains at least one more sustainable component 
  • 05. CHEMICALS

    Zero discharge of all hazardous chemicals from our supply chain.

    Status: On track.

    2019

    BASELINE

    • No intentional use of priority hazardous chemicals 
    • Polyfluorinated compounds (PFC) phased out 
    • Restricted Substance List (RSL) failure rate at 1.1% 
    • Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) index for footwear 15.6g / pair

    2022

    PERFORMANCE

    • No product recall from the market
    • RSL compliance rate of 98,5%
    • VOC index at 13.2 g/pair

    2025

    TARGET

    • Ensure 100% of PUMA products are safe to use 
    • Maintain RSL compliance rate above 90% (Target changed since 2020)
    • Reduce organic solvent usage to under 10 gr/pair
  • 06. PLASTICS AND THE OCEAN

    Joining forces on reducing plastic pollution.

    Status: On track.

    2019

    BASELINE

    • Joined Microfiber Consortium 
    • Eliminated plastic bags from full prize stores 
    • Moved remaining plastic bags to 80% recycled content 
    • Started using recycled polyester again for selected collections 

    2022

    PERFORMANCE

    • 48% reduction compared to 2021 (189 tons), 99 tons in 2022
      No more plastic bags used starting 1st January 2023
    • 12 shedding tests conducted
    • Launch RE:SUEDE as a test for biodegradability

    2025

    TARGET

    • Eliminate plastic bags from PUMA Stores
    • Support scientific research on microfibers
    • Research biodegradable plastics options for products
  • 07. WATER AND AIR

    Meet industry good practice on wastewater quality and air emissions to 90% for PUMA core suppliers.

    Status: Wastewater on track, air emissions pending.

    2019

    BASELINE

    • ZDHC wastewater guideline tests at 70 suppliers with wet processing
    • 16 out of 17 wastewater parameters with compliance rates over 90% 
    • Industry Standard on Air Emissions still in development 

    2022

    PERFORMANCE

    • Conventional parameters: 98% Restricted chemicals: 99% Heavy metals: 99%
    • Our Core Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers follow local regulations
    • Textile: -5%
      Leather: -17%
      Apparel: -17%
      Footwear: -36%

    2025

    TARGET

    • 90% compliance with ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines
    • 90% compliance with ZDHC Air Emissions Guidelines
    • 15% water reduction per pair or piece based on 2020 baseline
  • 08. BIODIVERSITY

    Celebrating biodiversity by using certified and traceable materials.

    Status: In progress.

    2019

    BASELINE

    • 82% cotton, 98% leather and 100% down feathers from certified sources
    • 100% paper and cardboard in product packaging from certified or recycled sources 

    2022

    PERFORMANCE

    • Sponsored a landscape analysis report
    • 99.8% cotton
      100% leather
      97.2% viscose
      100% Down Feathers
    • New Animal Welfare Policy published

    2025

    TARGET

    • Support setting up a biodiversity SBT
    • Procure 100% cotton, leather, and viscose from certified sources
    • Zero use of exotic skins or hides
  • 09. HEALTH AND SAFETY

    Reducing injury rates significantly to achieve zero fatal accidents and injury rates below industry average.

    Status: On track.

    2019

    BASELINE

    • Zero Fatal Accidents at PUMA and suppliers achieved 
    • Injury Rate for PUMA 0.4 
    • Injury Rate for Core Suppliers 0.5 
    • Member of Bangladesh Accord 

    2022

    PERFORMANCE

    • Zero fatal accidents at PUMA
      Two fatal accidents at suppliers
    • 0.3 injury rate at PUMA suppliers
      0.45 at PUMA
    • ACCORD Bangladesh: Progress rate 91%
      Signed ACCORD Pakistan Building safety assessments in 13 factories in Indonesia, India and Pakistan

    2025

    TARGET

    • Zero fatal accidents (PUMA and suppliers)
    • Reduce accident rate to 0.5 (PUMA and suppliers)
    • Building safety policy operational in all high-risk countries
  • 10. FAIR INCOME

    Mapping and improving wage practices in major sourcing countries.

    Status: On track.

    2019

    BASELINE

    • Full minium wage compliance of our suppliers verified during our normal compliance audit routine 
    • Average wage data (in comparison to minium wage) published in Annual Reports 
    • Fair Wage analysis completed in Bangladesh and Cambodia with Fair Wage Network 

    2022

    PERFORMANCE

    • 4 out of 5 (Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam)
    • 48% Core Tier 1 factories
    • 99.3% Core Tier 1 & Tier 2 use digital payment
      99.7% of workers are paid digitally in core factories

    2025

    TARGET

    • Fair-wage assessments for the top 5 sourcing countries
    • Effective and democratically elected worker representatives at all core suppliers
    • Ensure bank transfer payments for all core suppliers
stefan seidel

PUMA’s 10FOR25 targets cover a wide range of sustainability topics including Human Rights, Climate Action, Circularity as well as Plastics and the Ocean. Our targets are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable development goals and ensure that PUMA works on making its core business more sustainable.

Stefan Seidel Senior Director of Corporate Sustainability