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Running Responsibly: Our People and Planet Path

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Our commitment

Our goals are simple: everyone who wants to run is welcome to run, and everyone who runs has a place to do it.

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It starts with people. We are committed to a world where we all run on equal ground.

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Earth is home. We pledge to protect the planet where millions of fellow Earthlings run every day.

Our priorities

Putting one foot in front of the other starts here. These five focuses set us on the path to making real and lasting change.

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Diversity, equity, and inclusion

Reduce barriers to participating in the running industry, on the run, and in the running community.

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Responsible sourcing

Build partnerships with factories that share our objectives to trace our supply chain, respect human rights, and ensure environmental compliance.

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Climate action

Achieve science-based targets to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040.

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Sustainable consumption

Convert to recycled or bio-based materials, eliminate footwear manufacturing material waste sent to landfill or incineration, and launch a circular product.

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Community impact

Create partnerships to advance health and well-being in our communities and make the run open to all.

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It’s time to think big

We’ve charted our People and Planet Path to support the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We are targeting the four SDGs where we feel we can have the greatest impact.

  • 3 - good health and well-being
  • 10 - reduced inequalities
  • 12 - responsible consumption and production
  • 13 - climate action

Where the rubber meets the road

Here are some of the most recent tangible steps we’re taking on our People and Planet Path.

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October 2020

Running Industry Diversity Coalition

Dedicated to industry-wide BIPOC representation and access.

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December 2020

The Climate Pledge

Alignment with the international community on addressing climate change.

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March 2021

Angel City Elite

We are proud sponsors of this BIPOC women’s long-distance team.

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May 2021

Front Runners

We’ve been proud supporters of this LGBTQ+ running club since 2019.

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June 2022

Game Changers

Supporting women of colour as Certified Run Coaches.

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July 2022

Recycled Materials

Incorporating recycled polyester and recycled nylon yarns into our product.

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November 2022

Carbon Neutral Ghost 15

Carbon neutral through reduced emissions and independently verified offsets.

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December 2022

Updated GHG Reduction Targets

Near-term and net-zero targets validated by the Science-Based Target initiative.

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April 2023

Business Coalition for the Equality Act

Working to pass the Equality Act to ensure comprehensive protections for LGBTQ+ people nationwide.

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December 2022

Green Silence Ghost 15

The Green Silence Ghost 15 is a step on our path to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040, and showcases over a decade of innovation.

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Gently used shoes for the long run

Brooks ReStart helps our gear stay on the run as long as possible, offering gently used shoes that still have plenty of miles left to go.

Transparency and accountability

The finish line of this marathon is a long way off, but we’re committed to positive change and transparency about where we can do more and how we can do better.