Under Armour prioritises use of recycled and renewable materials

US sportswear giant Under Armour is prioritising the use of recycled and renewable materials, and has pledged to implement sustainability and circular design principles in at least half of its products by 2027.

Under Armour made the pledges in its latest Sustainability & Impact Report, which outlines a new sustainability framework, goals, and targets to reduce the company’s environmental footprint associated with its products and operations while accelerating its social and community impact.

Aligned with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Sustainable Accounting Standard Board (SASB) industry standards, the report outlines 23 goals and targets designed to drive company progress across three key pillars — products, home field, and team.

“We believe Under Armour has an important role to play in addressing impending challenges facing our society, industry, and planet. This belief informs our innovation methods and compels us to rethink, reinvent, and reimagine our products and how we make them in our work to support athletes and protect people and our shared planet,” said Colin Browne, Under Armour interim president and CEO.

He continued: “Mindful that lasting change will require global cooperation across communities and industries, our new report conveys our renewed commitments to continuous improvement, industrywide collaboration, and transparent communication with our stakeholders in our ongoing sustainability journey.”