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If not now, when?

Bold climate response has never been more urgent. We’re taking action to create a healthier planet.

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Even now is not soon enough.

We’re changing the way we do things to reduce our environmental impact. Now is not soon enough, but with transparency and urgency, we’re not letting another moment go to waste.

We are making changes today to achieve these goals between now and 2030.

Source 100% preferred leather and 50% recycled polyester by 2025.

Polyester and leather are the two largest drivers of climate impact for New Balance. Preferred leather reduces environmental impacts across the supply chain, from farm to tannery. Recycled polyester helps reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

Source 100% renewable electricity for owned operations by 2025.

Eliminate use and discharge of hazardous chemicals by 2025.

Achieve zero waste to landfill in our footwear factories by 2025.

Achieve a 30% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030.

Outside shot of a New Balance factory
Outside shot of a New Balance factory

Committed to a More Sustainable Future

As a member of RE100 and a signatory to the UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action and the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero, we’re addressing some of the biggest environmental impacts at our manufacturing facilities and throughout our global supply chain.

Quality Design Is Sustainable Design

Quality has always been a part of our heritage. We’re constantly learning and evolving our approach to create quality, long lasting design. We’re building our portfolio of environmentally preferred materials, finding ways to use fewer materials, and driving toward more circular systems like repair and recycling.

Look for the green leaf.

Apparel that meets New Balance's green leaf standard is made of 50% or more environmentally preferred materials such as recycled or organic content.