A lighter footprint for a brightertomorrow

We're bringing the benefits of a Sound Mind, Sound Body to the world we love to move in by reducing our emissions.

What is a carbon footprint?

We care about our emissions

We measure the carbon emissions at each stage of a product’s life cycle. Below, we’ve explained the carbon footprint of our GEL-KAYANO 30, one of ASICS' pinnacle running shoes.

Learn more about our calculation methodology here.

Materials

Processes to get finished materials include:

- Raw material extraction
- Yarn formation
- Textile formation
- Dyeing
- Finishing

Materials-related carbon emissions
for the GEL-KAYANO 30 shoe total 4.7kg CO2e/pair.

Manufacturing

Processes for product manufacturing include:

- Cutting
- Sewing
- Gluing
- Embroidering
- Assembling

Manufacturing-related carbon
emissions for the GEL-KAYANO 30 shoe total 4.7kg CO2e/pair.

Transportation

Processes for transporting materials during all stages of the product's life cycle include:

- Acquiring materials from suppliers
- Sending products from factories to retail stores
- Returns
- Transporting waste to disposal facilities


Transportation-related carbon
emissions for the GEL-KAYANO 30 shoe total 0.4kg CO2e/pair.

Use

Process-related carbon emissions for the GEL-KAYANO 30 shoe total 0.03kg CO2e/pair.

In partnership with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), we’ve based our use emissions on the ASICS shoe care
guidelines.

End of Life

Processes for disposal include:

- Disposal of used shoes
- Recycling of shoe packaging materials
- Disposal of materials used during manufacturing

Disposal-related carbon emissions for the GEL-KAYANO 30 shoe total 0.8kg CO2e/pair*.

* Since ASICS’ products are sold
globally, we use industrial or global representative scenarios to calculate
disposal-related carbon emissions.

Total

10.7kg CO2e/pair

The GEL-KAYANO 30 shoe’s carbon footprint is 14% lower than the industry average.*   

Learn more about our sustainability commitments and progress.

*Assessed using consistent methodology across ASICS’ carbon footprint methodology and the most comprehensive
reporting available for industry average running shoes, conducted by MIT (report).

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