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ASICS gains FY2023 Commendation for Climate Change Action

ASICS Corporation receives the FY2023 Commendation for Climate Change Action from Japan’s Minister of the Environment.

Through this program, the Ministry of the Environment commends individuals or organizations for their outstanding achievements in initiatives to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

This year, 25 out of more than 100 applicants were selected for the Minister of the Environment’s Commendation for Climate Change Action.

Guided by its founding philosophy “Anima Sana in Corpore Sano”— A Sound Mind, in a Sound Body, ASICS strives to accomplish its mission of contributing to enhancing the mental and physical well-being of everyone in the world and future generations. In the belief that a sound global environment is an essential prerequisite for the company to execute its mission, they have been engaged in business activities that contribute to the environment, including the promotion of circular manufacturing, with the aim of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

This commendation has been awarded to ASICS in recognition of their action against climate change, including developing and launching the GEL-LYTE III CM 1.95, the sneaker with the lowest carbon footprint*, as well as attaching labels with their carbon footprint to this product and other running shoes.

ASICS will continue to promote initiatives for sustainability in all aspects of their business, thereby further contributing to realization of a sustainable society.

*Based on available industry data for life cycle CO₂e emissions as of Sep. 2023.

Award Ceremony: Left: Tetsuya Yagi, Vice Minister of the Environment / Right: Minako Yoshikawa, Senior General Manager, Sustainability Division, ASICS Corporation.

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