Our “Planet” rating evaluates brands based on the environmental policies in their supply chains, from carbon emissions and wastewater to business models and product circularity. Here we rate ASICS “Not Good Enough”. These are a few factors influencing its score:
- It uses few lower-impact materials.
- It’s set a science based target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in both its direct operations and supply chain but there’s no evidence it is on track.
- There’s no evidence it’s taking actions to minimise microplastic impacts.
- There’s no evidence it’s taking actions to protect biodiversity in its supply chain.
Workers’ rights are central to our “People” rating, which assess brands’ policies and practices on everything from child labour to living wages and gender equality. Here we rate ASICS “Not Good Enough”. These are a few factors influencing its score:
- Little of its supply chain is certified by crucial labour standards that help ensure worker health and safety, living wages, and other rights.
- It received a score of 41-50% in the 2023 Fashion Transparency Index.
- It traces some of its supply chain.
- There's no evidence it has programs or policies to empower women in its supply chain, which can lead to promotions and higher wages.
- There’s no evidence it supports diversity and inclusion in its supply chain.
- There’s no evidence it ensures workers are paid living wages in its supply chain.
- During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, it disclosed adequate policies to protect workers in its supply chain from the virus.
Brands’ animal welfare policies and, where applicable, how well they trace their animal-derived products are the focus of our “Animals” rating. Here we rate ASICS “Not Good Enough”. These are a few factors influencing its score:
- It’s published a general statement about minimising animal suffering but not a formal animal welfare policy.
- It appears to use down.
- It uses some recycled leather in its leather products.
- It has a policy to source wool from non-mulesed sheep but doesn’t provide any evidence to verify its claims.
- It doesn’t appear to use fur, angora, exotic animal skin, or exotic animal hair.
- There’s no evidence it traces any animal-derived materials to the first production stage.
Based on all publicly available information we’ve reviewed, we rate ASICS “Not Good Enough” overall.