Adidas adopts new supply chain transparency solution

TrusTrace, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company with a platform for product traceability and supply chain transparency within fashion and retail, has introduced TrusTrace Certified Material Compliance. This one-stop solution enables near real-time traceability at the material level. Sports brand Adidas is an early adopter of TrusTrace Certified Material Compliance.

TrusTrace’s solution covers the broad spectrum of material compliance requirements. It serves as a ‘single source of truth’ and supports companies in improving the sustainability of their portfolios. TrusTrace Certified Material Compliance provides visibility into product-related sustainability metrics, ensures compliance with standards and regulations, and enables streamlined decision-making and tighter integration with suppliers worldwide. The solution also addresses upcoming government regulations that will require brands to base sustainability claims on verifiable and precise data.

Proven solution

“In the midst of global greenwashing and challenges with unsubstantiated claims, brands and regulators are moving quickly to instil confidence among consumers that products are, indeed, as sustainable as they claim to be,” states Shameek Ghosh, CEO of TrusTrace. “Brands that want to establish near real-time traceability at the lot level, by mapping the movement of raw materials to finished goods, now have a proven solution in TrusTrace Certified Material Compliance.” The system links all purchase orders to production steps, certificates, supplier declarations and quality reports on the TrusTrace platform.

Preventing material waste

Near real-time traceability enables brands to capture data from supply chain transactions as products and materials move through the value chain. As a result, finished goods have traceability information already associated with them when they reach the market, so brand owners can easily tell the story of their products’ origins. The solution can also help to identify material waste in the supply chain by intelligently calculating discrepancies between inputs and outputs. This improves production efficiency and also prevents waste from ending up in landfills or otherwise harming sustainability efforts.

Adidas is an early adopter

Adidas is one of the first major companies to adopt TrusTrace Certified Material Compliance, after providing early input into its development. The solution allows the brand to create more transparency about its sustainability goals, including moving to 100%-recycled polyester by 2024. “As part of our commitment to sustainability, at Adidas we have worked with TrusTrace to gain more visibility into our complete supply chain down to the materials level,” says Katja Schreiber, Senior Vice President of Sustainability at Adidas. “The information gleaned from TrusTrace Certified Material Compliance will help us to create even more transparency of our sustainability efforts.”