RUNNING RESPONSIBLY

It is our duty to help sustain the places we love to run in and the resources that get us there.

The Running Responsibly Program

Brooks is committed to building extraordinary running and active women’s gear with maximum positive impact on humanity and the Earth. The Running Responsibly program is a reflection of this philosophy.

Working toward sustainability is a journey and while we've taken a number of important steps, we are acutely aware that we've only just begun. For us, there is no finish line. We are committed to Running Responsibly, so that our key stakeholders, including our global employees, business partners, and customers can run in cleaner environments within stronger communities.

In an effort to provide more in-depth information about of Running Responsibly program and environmental and social performance online, we’re updating this site and ask for your patience as we make the necessary updates. In the meantime, our latest performance and progress against our corporate responsibility goals can be viewed in our 2011/12 Corporate Responsibility report, with further information on our Running Responsibly program available in our 2009/10 report, both available to download below.

We invite you, our stakeholders, to send your comments and suggestions regarding our Running Responsibly approach and our environmental and social performance to runningresponsibly@brooksrunning.com.

FIVE PLATFORMS

We are actively managing and working towards sustainable solutions for these five platforms.

Culture

Friday Run Parties to shareable bikes, the key to inspiring activity is being active.

Community

Through Run B'Cause, our corporate giving program, we donate hundreds of thousands in product every year, as well as provide employees with eight paid hours to volunteer with the charity of their choice.

Climate

We recognize climate change is real and acknowledge our role as both a contributor and a part of the solution. Therefore, we have begun to track and measure our environmental impacts in an effort to not only improve systems performance but to purposefully lower our greenhouse gas emissions. As a part of our commitment to reducing our impact, our new headquarters, slated for completion in 2014, will not only be LEED Platinum certified, but will be the pioneering project in Seattle's Deep Green Pilot Program, a platform to encourage the use and acceptance of deeper, sustainable development strategies.

Fair Labor

Aside from monitoring working conditions with our business partners, Brooks provides training and capacity building programs for our suppliers in an effort to design opportunities for everyone involved in the creation of our products.

Product Responsibility

We've created an industry-leading Restricted Substance List that ensures harmful chemicals are not going into our products, and have developed innovative sustainable solutions to reduce our product's environmental impact.