Sportsshoes.com has announced its commitment to become the world’s most sustainable running equipment retailer by 2025.
The Bradford-headquartered company, a sponsor of Trail Running's #Run1000Miles challenge, has launched its environmental and sustainability strategy called ‘Leave No Footprints’ and intends to be carbon net-zero in future.
Sportsshoes.com, which offers more than 17,000 products from 150 global running and outdoor brands, has appointed sustainable innovation consultancy Ape to undertake a full carbon assessment of the business. The consultancy reviewed everything from warehouse and office operations to the supply chain, international distribution and amount of packaging used.
Already carbon-neutral, the company’s next stated goal is to offset all carbon produced by the business in its 40-year history.
SportsShoes.com managing director Brett Bannister said: “We believe that there’s no fun to be had standing still. However, moving fast leaves footprints so we are working in several ways to reduce ours.
“As a footwear and apparel retailer, we recognise the hugely important role we must play in implementing long-term sustainability practices. We are dedicated to ensuring we are at the forefront of change in the retail sector and being accountable for our products.
“To be the most sustainable running equipment retailer in the world is a bold aim, but one we are entirely committed to achieving. We want to run to a better place.”