Category Summary* ?

company person people planet overall score mean diff** std dev† votes articles
anvil knitwear 100 84 87 88.4 +6.3 +0 86 13
itron n/a 88 88 87.7 +5.6 +0 48 5
puma n/a 85 88 86.3 +4.2 +0 64 6
recreational equipment n/a 81 87 82.5 +0.4 +0 78 21
nike 82 80 83 80.7 -1.4 +0 271 80
adidas n/a 91 74 76.0 -6.1 +0 47 12

*showing companies with at least 30 votes
**amount above or below average score of all companies based on user votes
†number of standard deviations above or below overall average





We believe in the power of sport to unleash potential. That's why we will invest a minimum of $315 million in grants, product donations and in-kind support through 2011 to give excluded youth greater access to sport.

tags: sportswear, shoes, athletic goods, sports goods, sporting, footwear, sneakers

anvil knitwear


We recognize that our operations have an effect on the local, regional and global environments. We also recognize the impact of our actions on our employees and other stakeholders. As a consequence of this, we are committed to environmentally sustainable growth and socially responsible principles.

tags: sportswear, activewear, shirts, caps, towels, bags

recreational equipment

outdoor, sportswear

Stewardship is our commitment to get people outside and leading healthy active lives, caring for our planet by protecting shared natural spaces, and engaging others in making a difference. Stewardship is also how we operate the co-op, finding ways to improve the environmental performance of our business while we strive to generate positive environmental, social and financial results.

tags: outdoor, sportswear, sporting goods, outdoor gear


footwear, sportswear

The PUMA S.A.F.E. Concept creates a symbiotic relationship between our environment, employees, business partners and other stakeholders. In essence, S.A.F.E. highlights PUMA's long-standing commitment to being a responsible corporate citizen. By rigorously enforcing the S.A.F.E. principles, PUMA is able to ensure that labor is not exploited and that production methods are continuously revised...

tags: footwear, sportswear



The world around us is changing rapidly. Technology continues to evolve at an exponential rate, populations are booming, economies rise and fall. Amidst all this, our precious energy and water resources are becoming more and more strained, creating enormous challenges for utilities across the globe. Sustaining the world around us-from its people to its natural wonders-can be a daunting challenge. ...

tags: sportswear, scientific & technical instruments



For the adidas Group, being a global leader in the sporting goods industry means improving working conditions in our suppliers' factories and reducing our environmental impact as a business. It also means we have to rise to the challenge of managing, supporting and developing over 31,000 employees who work at more than 150 locations in more than 55 countries as well as responding to the needs...

tags: sportswear, sports goods, sporting, footwear, shoes, sneakers

foot locker

footwear, retail, sportswear

Foot Locker, Inc. has a long history of assisting the local communities in which it operates by providing funds, products and/or supplies to enhance the lives of those in need. The Company supports well-established non-profit organizations, schools and youth centers, sponsoring unique educational and athletic programs that are designed to encourage young people to work hard to reach their full pot...

tags: footwear, retail, sportswear

new balance

footwear, sportswear

New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc. is committed to giving back to the communities in which we do business.

tags: footwear, sportswear, athletic shoes, shoes, apparel


retail, sportswear

PPR's commitment regarding corporate social responsibility is not new. It was a step we took over a decade ago, with the introduction of an ethical charter in 1996, which was followed by a Code of business practices that outlines our engagement.

tags: retail, sportswear, luxury

columbia sportswear

outdoor, sportswear

At Columbia Sportswear, we are committed to building a company of which we can all be proud – not only of the innovative products we create and the financial results we achieve, but the manner in which we achieve them.

tags: outdoor, sportswear

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World's Most Ethical Companies 2009

From projectlabel.org (verified), May 27, 2009

Mission & Values

Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies ranking provides companies a chance to be recognized for their efforts in ethics and compliance. The winne...

in this article: pepsico, starbucks, nike, bmw, mcdonald's, dell, kellogg, toyota, general electric, ikea, american express, ...

Nike's New Leather Policy: No Sourcing From Amazon Rainforest

From greenbiz.com (verified), July 22, 2009

Resource Management

Nike has created a policy to not source leather from cattle raised in the Amazon rainforest (the company says it already does not source from there) and will require that suppliers create leather tracing systems.

in this article: nike

PUMA Steps Up Sustainability Efforts

From earth911.com (verified), June 2, 2010

Worker Treatment, Resource Management

Recently, sports shoemaker PUMA decided to forgo the traditional shoebox for a more environmentally satisfactory reusable bag. The company also announced at last week’s Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Global Conference in Amsterdam that it wo...

in this article: puma

Nike's World Cup Shirts Promise Green And Glorious Future

From businessgreen.com (verified), March 4, 2010

Resource Management

Anyone who reckons recycled clothes must be uncomfortable should seek out the latest shirts made from discarded plastic bottles

in this article: nike

Silver Spring Networks, Itron, EMeter To Lead Smart Meter Infrastructure Market

From environmentalleader.com (verified), September 26, 2010

Resource Management

Smart meter revenues, including electric, gas, and water, are projected to grow from $1.2 billion in 2010 to $2.3 billion in 2015. The market research firm projects that Silver Spring Networks, Itron, and eMeter will be key leaders in the U.S. market...

in this article: emeter, silver spring networks, itron

Puma's 'Clever Little Bag' Slashes Sneaker Packaging

From greenbiz.com (verified), April 13, 2010

Resource Management

Puma's new shoe packaging changes the idea of the shoebox by wrapping footwear in a simple cardboard structure held in place by a reusable bag.

in this article: puma

Itron Selected By Iberdrola For Smart Meter Project

From greentechmedia.com (verified), June 18, 2010

Resource Management

The Spanish utility Iberdrola has selected meter giant Itron for the first phase of its smart meter deployment. Itron will responsible for the entire system, from meter data management software to the meter hardware.

in this article: iberdrola, itron

Anvil Knitwear Receives First WRAPe Certification In The World

From csrwire.com (verified), April 22, 2010

Resource Management

Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) announced today that Anvil Knitwear, a leading manufacturer of sportswear and accessories, is the first company worldwide to receive the organization's new WRAPe certificate for its textile mill...

in this article: anvil knitwear

Global Conference For Social Change Recognizes Anvil Knitwear As A Top Leader In Sustainability

From csrwire.com (verified), October 21, 2010

Resource Management

On November 18 in New York, The Foundation for Social Change and United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP) will recognize Anvil Knitwear as a Top Leader of Change in the sustainability category at the Global Conference for Social Change: Turning ...

in this article: anvil knitwear

Puma’s ‘Clever Little Bag’ Packaging To Reduce Cardboard 65%

From environmentalleader.com (verified), April 27, 2010

Resource Management

Puma developed more than 40 prototypes over 21 months before settling on its “clever little bag” packaging, which the shoe company says will help reduce cardboard use 65 percent.

in this article: puma