Our performance

At the adidas Group we know that performance counts. Measuring our performance helps us assess our progress towards our goals and publishing our social and environmental performance here helps our stakeholders hold us to account.

Every year we make an effort to improve the way we report our performance. We ask ourselves what we can report that would be useful to stakeholders and how we can present it clearly.

This year we have once again strengthened our performance reporting. We have added more environmental data from more of our own sites, many of which are reporting for the first time this year – 67 sites are reporting this year, up from 24 last year. These include administration sites, our own production facilities and distribution centres.

The reporting of our suppliers' performance has been improved by providing more commentary and context for the numbers, for example about the KPI supplier ratings and the warning letters we have issued.

We have used a feature where readers can 'show/hide more detail' this year in our performance reporting. We hope this strike a balance between providing a quick understanding of key figures while still offering the detail on individual datasets for those who want it. We are keen to hear what report users think about this and other elements of our performance data; please let us know by emailing sustainability@adidas-Group.com.

Reading this report

Performance counts and reporting is about making performance clear to readers.

So in this year's report each page identifies which Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) indicators it addresses, complementing the GRI Index.