ASICS Rewarded For Sustainability Efforts

IRVINE, Calif., April 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — ASICS America Corporation, a true sport performance brand, has been awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAREnergy Star is an energy performance rating system and an international standard for energy efficient consumer products., which signifies that the building performs to the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiencyUsing less energy/electricity to perform the same function. Programs designed to use electricity more efficiently - doing the same with less. and meets strict energy efficiencyUsing less energy/electricity to perform the same function. Programs designed to use electricity more efficiently - doing the same with less. performance levels set by the EPA. For the third year in a row, this honor is bestowed upon the brand’s Byhalia Distribution Center, located in Byhalia, Mississippi. Certification for the EPA Energy Star is awarded on a yearly basis and is given to commercial buildings that use an average of 35 percent less energy than typical buildings and also release 35 percent less carbon dioxideCarbon dioxide (CO2) is emitted in several ways. Naturally through the carbon cycle and through human activities like the burning of fossil fuels. These human activities have increased CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere since the beginning of the industrial revolution and these high ... into the atmosphere.

“We are taking the initiative to equip our facilities with the latest technology and information to maintain and exceed energy efficiencies,” said Jimmy Adames, ASICS SustainabilityIn order to survive, all life, including human life, depends either directly or indirectly on the natural environment. Sustainability is a principle where current requirements are met while the livelihoods of future generations are not threatened. & Social Responsibility Manager. “Winning this award for the third year in a row is a tremendous honor. We are so proud to be amongst a highly selected group of companies that are working hard to protect the environment, save energy and money.”

Additionally, ASICS will remain focused on reducing its carbon footprintGreenhouse gas accounting describes the way to inventory and audit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. A corporate or organisational greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions assessment quantifies the total greenhouse gases produced directly and indirectly from a business or organisation’s activities. ... through the implementation of new sustainability projectsProject is an intervention designed to achieve specific objectives within specified resources and implementation schedules, often within the framework of a broader program. (Glossary Monitoring and Evaluation Terms; MERG Monitoring & Evaluation Reference Group and UNAIDS) and the amplification of those already set in place.

SOLAR PANELRegarding photovoltaic or solar panels with crystalline cells, the photoactive layer consists of serial and/or parallel interconnected solar cells which are embedded into two plastic films. A front glass protects the interior for mechanical damage. Regarding thin-film solar modules the ... PROJECTProject is an intervention designed to achieve specific objectives within specified resources and implementation schedules, often within the framework of a broader program. (Glossary Monitoring and Evaluation Terms; MERG Monitoring & Evaluation Reference Group and UNAIDS)
ASICS plans to continue to reduce its carbon footprint by installing a large solar panel system, totaling 1 MW, at their Byhalia Distribution Center. This solar panel installation will be the largest private system in Mississippi and will provide renewable energyRenewable energy is power generated from infinite sources, such as wind or solar power. Conventional energy is generated from finite sources, such as natural gas or fossil oil. for over 20 percent of the average daily energy consumption at the distribution center.  The solar panelsRegarding photovoltaic or solar panels with crystalline cells, the photoactive layer consists of serial and/or parallel interconnected solar cells which are embedded into two plastic films. A front glass protects the interior for mechanical damage. Regarding thin-film solar modules the ... used in this project are manufactured by Trina Solar and have a top sustainability rating according to the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC). The environmental benefits of the system will be significant.  The benefits of the system are equivalent to removing nearly 200 automobiles from service, or saving 103,534 gallons of gas annually. ASICS plans to have the solar panels fully functional by the end of the summer.

I:CO
On Earth Day, April 22nd, ASICS will launch a clothing and shoes recycling pilot program with I:Collect (I:CO®), a  leading global provider for the collection, reuse and recycling of apparel, footwear and other textiles. Consumers can drop-off any brand of clean, dry clothing and shoes in collection boxes at ten participating ASICS retail locations and receive a reward coupon for 15% off a single item in store. Items collected are sent to an I:CO® recycling facility to find their next best use. Wearable items find new homes as second-hand goods, while un-wearable items are processed to become secondary materials for new products such as cleaning cloths, insulation material and even new clothing. ASICS will donate all proceeds from the pilot program to their philanthropic partner, Girls On The Run. By reducing the amount of wasteWaste consists of unwanted and thrown away goods that often still have value as fuel or raw material. sent to landfills, this partnership will help renew our planet and communities. Visit www.asics.com/ico to learn more.

About ASICS
Anima Sana In Corpore Sano, meaning “A Sound Mind in a Sound Body,” is an old Latin phrase from which ASICS is derived and the fundamental platform on which the brand still stands. The company was founded more than 60 years ago by Kihachiro Onitsuka and is now a leading designer and manufacturer of performance athletic footwear, apparel and accessories. For more information, visit www.asics.com. Follow @ASICSamerica on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for exclusive content and real-time news around ASICS products, events, and elite athletes.

About I:CO
I:CO®, short for I:Collect, is a global solutions provider for apparel and footwear collection, reuse and recycling. Through its innovative retail take-back system and worldwide infrastructure, I:CO aims to keep consumers’ used clothing and shoes in a continuous closed loop production cycle where these good can be reprocessed and reused again and again. This reduces waste, preserves resources, and protects the environment. For more information, please visit: www.ico-spirit.com.

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