WHY IS AN ESG RATING IMPORTANT?
Climate change poses one of the greatest challenges of our time, and the ESG risk rating holds companies and stakeholders accountable for creating a better future by positively contributing to the healthy development of societies and the reduction of our environmental footprint.
“We made this voluntary commitment because independent ratings keep us accountable and transparent, they are important for our customers, end users, staff, investors, and business partners,” said Dr. Klaus Hauschulte, COO Sport Group.
SPORT GROUP’S FIRST SUSTAINABILITY REPORT: OUR COMMITMENT
Sport Group has taken large steps to ensure it positively impacts people and the planet, including using over 25% renewable/recycled raw materials and has reduced CO2 intensity by 30% since 2018. However, we understand that as leaders in the industry, we play an important role and are committed to continuously improving our business for the greater good.
“WE’RE PUTTING SUSTAINABILITY AT THE CENTER OF OUR BUSINESS STRATEGY. IN THIS PROCESS, WE WILL CLEARLY DEMONSTRATE LEADERSHIP AND DIFFERENTIATE OURSELVES FROM OUR COMPETITORS.”
— CHRISTOPH VON NITZSCH, CEO SPORT GROUP
Sport Group’s sustainability strategy includes a variety of targets which establish a clear business pathway and outline future goals that will protect our business, society and environment against ESG-related threats. The targets – which we present in Sport Group’s first ever Sustainability Report – include:
- 40% reduction in CO2 emission intensity by 2030
- 55% renewable energy share by 2025
- 100% recycling share of all reclaimed artificial turf fields in Europe by 2030
- Employee turnover rate < 10% by 2023
- 0 fatalities and a 10% annual reduction in Lost Time Injury Rate