Retail in Asia


adidas implements new Certified Material Compliance solution


TrusTrace, a product traceability and supply chain transparency platform within fashion and retail, announced the launch of TrusTrace Certified Material Compliance, a one-stop solution that enables near real-time traceability at the material level. 

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The solution covers the broad spectrum of requirements for material compliance including documenting the percentage of certified vs. non-certified material content, supporting different chain of custody models, and covering single component products to multi component products – thus serving as a single source of truth that bolsters brand confidence in their compliance journey, and supports their own commitments to move to more sustainable portfolios.

TrusTrace Certified Material Compliance gives brands granular visibility into product sustainability metrics, ensuring compliance with standards and regulations, and enabling streamlined decision-making and tighter integration with suppliers worldwide. 

“By linking all purchase orders to production steps, certificates, supplier declarations and quality reports on the TrusTrace platform, TrusTrace Certified Material Compliance helps brands manage risk and compliance and allows them to prove sustainability claims with confidence,” said Shameek Ghosh, CEO of TrusTrace

The solution can also help identify material waste in the supply chain by calculating discrepancies between inputs and outputs, thereby supporting greater efficiencies in production while keeping waste out of landfills or otherwise harming sustainability efforts.

Global sports brand adidas is one of the first large companies to adopt TrusTrace Certified Material Compliance, after providing early input on its development, focusing on a scalable, digital solution integrating seamlessly with enterprise systems like PLM, Purchase Order System and Supplier Management systems to minimize the need for manual intervention. Being able to track materials in a standardised, digital and scalable way helps adidas to create more transparency on their  sustainability goals, including moving to 100 percent recycled polyester by 2024, and having 9 out of 10 of their articles featuring a sustainable technology, material, design or manufacturing method by 2025.

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“As part of its commitment to sustainability, adidas has worked with TrusTrace to gain more visibility into our complete supply chain down to the materials level,” said Katja Schreiber, Senior Vice President Sustainability at adidas. “The information gleaned from TrusTrace Certified Material Compliance will help us to create even more transparency of our sustainability efforts.”