Our latest report looks in a depth at our sustainability strategy, goals and progress.
90% of apparel and accessories to contain at least 50% more sustainable sourced materials.
In 2021, 79% of all Apparel and 60% of all Accessories contained at least 50% more sustainable material (by volume).
90% of our footwear to contain at least one major more sustainable component.
In 2021, this was the case for 46% of all our footwear (by volume).
Increase our use of recycled polyester for apparel and accessories to 75%
In 2021, we used 43% recycled polyester across all product categories.
Our aim is to source 100% of our cotton from more sustainable sources.
In 2021, this was the case for 99% of the cotton we used, including trims.
When designing the Exhale Collection with acress, model and activist Cara Delevingne, PUMA made thoughtful decisions around sustainability and fully offset any unavoidable emissions.
The collection, which is in its fourth season and consists of tops, tights and jackets, is made with more sustainable materials such as recycled or certified cotton and polyester.shop the collection
PUMA x First Mile products are made with recycled yarn that is manufactured from plastic bottles collected in the First Mile network, which also makes a social impact by strengthening microeconomies. PUMA has worked together with First Mile since 2019 and has created several collections, for example for Running & Training or Teamsport.READ MORE ABOUT FIRST MILE
At PUMA, we want to reduce our impact, respect our resources, and regenerate our materials. That’s why we’ve created RE:COLLECTION, a line with at least 30% recycled cotton in the apparel, and at least 20% recycled material in the footwear uppers.
We’re determined to tackle climate change and contribute to building a low-carbon economy. That means working to cut carbon emissions in line with the Paris Agreement right across our value chain, from our own offices, vehicle fleet and manufacturing sites to our supplier factories. Because no business can address climate change alone, we’re also working as part of industry-wide coalitions such as the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action to reduce emissions throughout the industry.
Our offices, stores and warehouses are powered by 100% renewable energy by using renewable energy tariffs and renewable energy attribute certificates
Reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions between 2017 and 2021 (including renewable energy attribute certificates)
There’s no getting away from it: plastic pollution is littering our planet and oceans. We’ve set a target to eliminate single-use plastic bags from our stores, as well as switching to recycled plastics for our hangers and fixtures as well as any unavoidable plastic packaging. We’re also exploring using biodegradable polymers for our products, and supporting critical scientific research into preventing the release of microfibers.
We’re on track to eliminate plastic bags from 100% of our stores by 2023 at the latest.
As a company that relies on cotton farming, cattle ranching and paper production, we have a responsibility to manage the impacts on biodiversity caused by these activities. We’ve set ambitious targets to ensure that the cotton, leather and cardboard we buy comes from certified more sustainable sources.
tonnes of cotton used per year
of our cotton (including trims) came from more sustainable sources in 2021
We want to create a circular economy by minimising waste and giving new life to used materials and products. Our circularity targets include scaling up the use of recycled polyester and cotton, and finding recycled alternatives to leather, rubber, and polyurethane.
We’ll reduce waste to landfill by 50% by 2025.
We’re aiming for all our major markets to have product takeback schemes in place by 2025.
Water and air are our planet’s most precious resources. Through regular testing and assessments, we’re committed to ensuring our suppliers minimise water and air pollution, and conserve water resources.
of core suppliers with wet-processing facilities are subject to wastewater tests.
compliance of our core suppliers to the ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines on a parameter level.
We’ve taken steps to avoid the use of restricted and potentially hazardous chemicals and reduce the use of organic solvents in the manufacture of our products.
Tests for restricted substances in 2021 (up from 6,605 in 2019)
More than 98% of all RSL tests in full compliance
We continued to ban the intentional use of priority chemical groups classified as particularly hazardous
We’re aiming to reduce our organic solvent use to 10 gr/pair by 2025
At the heart of our sustainability strategy is our respect for human rights. As a core principle of our Code of Conduct, this affects us and all players of our supply chain. There, we have identified the high-risk areas that need to be addressed. For more than 20 years, we have conducted regular audits at our suppliers and our auditing programme has been accredited by the Fair Labor Association since 2007.
Sports has always been a center stage for social movements and PUMA doesn't shy away from standing with those who seek to raise awareness of social injustices. We established #REFORM to honor the 50th anniversary of Tommie Smith’s Silent Gesture. To stand up against a broken criminal justice system, fight for LGBTQ+ rights, and push for gender equality.