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ENVIRONMENT

Designing, manufacturing and distributing our products has an impact on our environment—the home field we all share. Below, we share our goals for both our products and our environmental impact, then detail how we plan to reach them.

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Product

Embrace material innovations that will enable less waste and more durability, setting the stage for circular systems by 2030.

Innovation lies at the heart of Under Armour (UA)—it is the foundation on which our company was built. We are continuing to push toward a new era of sustainability and performance-led innovation by rethinking the life cycle of our products—from design to manufacture, distribution, sale and beyond—to build a sustainable foundation for the generations that follow.

Runners

  • By 2023, implement our sustainability and circular design principles targeting product sold Fall/Winter 2024, with at least 50% of our products adhering to them by 2027.
  • By 2023, launch a roadmap to ensure recyclability for our apparel and accessories by 2030.
  • By 2025, develop chemistry and/or processes that can enable a circular footwear program to be launched in market, at scale, by 2030.
  • By 2030, use only recycled polyester in apparel and accessories, reaching at least 35% by 2025.
  • By 2030, the uppers in our highest volume footwear series will be made with at least 50% recycled or bio-based materials.
  • By 2025, extend the life of at least 75% of damaged and defective products, as well as reduce manufacturing waste through repair and recycling.
  • By 2023, implement a take-back pilot in one or more regions, expanding circularity solutions globally by 2025.
  • By 2025, reduce single-use plastic brand product packaging by 75%, 50% by 2023.
  • By 2030, eliminate 75% of spandex in all our products.
  • By 2030, 75% of fabric will be made of low-shed materials, as defined by industry leading guidance on fabric shedding that we will work collectively to shape.

At Under Armour, we believe creating sustainable products and relentlessly focusing on performance are perfect complements to one another. Product performance not only delivers quality, comfort and function to our athletes, but it also drives sustainable solutions and vice versa. Our world-class product team continues to advance Under Armour’s goals to create innovative, stylish and sustainable products that help athletes perform their best.

- Lisa Collier, Chief Product Officer

Home Field

Protect the home we share, always striving to leave our home field better than we found it.

Our planet is our only home field; it’s our collective responsibility to protect and steward it. We are compelled by our values to run farther and faster toward progress. Yet we also know the challenges and opportunities are bigger than any one company, industry or country. That’s why we’re committed to partnering with others in a collective effort to renew the precious resources that we and future generations depend upon.

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  • By 2030, reduce absolute scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions by 30%, with net zero emissions by 2050.
  • By 2030, increase renewable electricity in owned and operated facilities to 100% by 2030, with an interim goal of 80% by 2025.
  • By 2025, scale innovative water-saving materials and technologies to at least 25% of our purchased materials, and achieve 20% water savings at strategic mills and Tier 1 suppliers with wet processes.   
  • By 2025, eliminate 100% of biocides and fluorine DWR in our products.
  • By 2025, reduce solvent use to cut the VOC impact of our footwear by 30%.
  • By 2030, reduce the environmental impact of our materials (measured by MSI score) by 50%.
  • By 2025, 100% of cotton will come from low-impact sources, with 100% traceably sourced by 2022.

Our commitment to specific climate targets and milestones allows us to align our business planning with the future we want to see—the best performance imaginable on the cleanest planet Earth possible.

Michael Levine

Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer