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May 17, 2022

Sports organisations of all kinds and sustainability experts will gather next week for the BASIS (British Association for Sustainable Sport) Conference at Principality Stadium in Cardiff on 17th May 2022.  This is the first BASIS conference  for several years and over a hundred representatives have signed up to attend. BASIS hopes the Conference will help all sports organisations to think about how they can address their environmental impacts and improve their sustainability performance.

At this year’s BASIS conference  over twenty speakers will deliver case studies, workshops, and panel sessions. Delegates from across the sporting and sustainability sectors will attend including operational managers, athletes and academics. There will be discussions on energy procurement, waste management, carbon emissions, fan engagement and more. The conference will also host workshops on sports clothing and equipment and sustainable sports surfaces. The full programme can be found on the BASIS website here:

BASIS has been supporting sports clubs, venues and governing bodies with advice on sustainability for more than a decade, with its members including Arsenal Football Club, England Rugby, the Jockey Club and the ECB.

Dr Russell Seymour, CEO of BASIS, explains: “We have seen many sports clubs really up their game over recent years in terms of considering their role in mitigating against climate change and other environmental impacts, but there is still much that can be done”.

He adds: “The benefits of different organisations sharing ideas, best practice and solutions are huge, and our conference gives the sector a terrific opportunity to share and discuss current best practice.”

Location: Principality Stadium - Cardiff, United Kingdom
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PUMA Sustainability Report 2021


In 2021 sustainability became increasingly important as a topic. As the world's leaders gathered for global conventions on biodiversity and climate change, they discussed important milestones for decarbonization and the protection of the environment.
Despite these efforts, greenhouse gas emissions and the pace of biodiversity loss continue to increase.
Many of PUMA employees, customers, consumers and business partners are eager to be part of the solution and ask for more sustainable product initiatives and ways to decouple consumption from emissions.
To respond to such concerns, PUMA executed their "10FOR25 sustainability strategy", which is linked to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Highlights of this strategy include ensuring fair working conditions in all factories that produce PUMA goods, powering all PUMA entities globally with renewable energy, switching all major materials to more sustainable alternatives as well as building up our a more sustainable product offering.
PUMA social compliance program remains the bedrock of their sustainability efforts and has been accredited by the Fair Labor Association since 2007. PUMA purchases 99% of their cotton and leather as well as 80% of their polyester from accredited or certified sources, such as BCI, bluesign or the Leather Working Group.
To tackle the biodiversity loss, PUMA introduced a biodiversity and forest protection policy and partnered with the NGO Canopy to ensure our sourcing of man-made cellulosic materials (such as viscose) as well as paper and carboard does not contribute to deforestation.
PUMA expanded the usage of recycled polyester to 43%, in line with their target to have 75% recycled polyester in their apparel and accessories by 2025. PUMA are also on track to remove plastic shopping bags from their stores in 2023 at the latest.
PUMA ended the year with their first ever virtual stakeholder dialog meeting, discussing the important topics of Circularity and Climate Action where much remains to be done by PUMA and the entire apparel and footwear industry, to move from the current linear production model to more circular business models and to further reduce CO2 emissions from our supply chain.

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