Retail stores around the world to no longer offer plastic bags to buying customers.
The Adidas Group has announced it will eliminate all plastic bags in its global retail stores, including those in Vietnam.
The decision was in response to Earth Day on April 22 and comes into effect immediately, except in Russia and Kazakhstan, where it will come into effect in June.
Adidas will remove about 70 million plastic bags from its 14,000 retail stores around the world.
Mr. Roland Auschel, Head of Global Sales and a Member of the Executive Board, said that eliminating plastic bags is part of Adidas’s efforts to encourage the community to make more sustainable choices.
He added that Adidas’s sales staff are trained to asked customers whether they really need bags because the less that are used the more the environment is protected.
The cut in bag use also helps the group become a sustainable enterprise.
Early this year Adidas was named among “The 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World”.
Known as a leading enterprise in sports products, Adidas is headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany. In 2015 it employed over 55,000 people and earned revenue of about $19 billion.