ANTA Sports Launches "ANTA Forest" Forest and Landscape Recovery Project in Beijing
Joint Hands with Various Parties to Support the Low Carbon Olympic Winter Games
Hong Kong, 31 May 2021 – ANTA Sports Products Limited ("ANTA Sports" or the "Company", stock code: 2020.HK) is pleased to announce that ANTA Sports hosted the official launch ceremony of "ANTA Forest" forest and landscape recovery project ("ANTA Forest Project" or "the Project") at Imperial Ming Tombs Forest Farm in Beijing. In order to protect biodiversity in the area, the Company plans to perform forest and landscape ecosystem restoration work at numerous farms, as well as provide landscaping for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games (“Beijing Winter Olympics”).
Launched by ANTA Sports, “ANTA Forest Project” is jointly supported by numerous parties, including World Wild Fund (WWF) and Beijing Municipal Forestry, etc. The Project focusses on restoration of ecosystem in the forest by improving the forest structure of Imperial Ming Tombs Forest Farm and enhancing biodiversity through sustainable forest management, such as biodiversity survey and monitoring, as well as reconstruction of mixed forest habitat. Furthermore, the Project reconstructs the landscape and food chain of the forest through artificial intervention on natural succession of zoological and botanical species, to promote the habitat recovery of wild animals in the area, enhance the diversity of species at the farm, as well as improve the biodiversity of the farm.
ANTA Sports has always paid attention to environmental protection and ecological civilization construction, and insists on the concept of sustainable development throughout corporate activities and sound decision-making. In addition to actively promoting the restoration of forests and landscapes, ANTA Sports has also actively disclosed its greenhouse gas emissions performance for six consecutive years, and is committed to continuously strengthening its carbon footprint management amid rapid business expansion. With carbon intensity decreasing year-on-year, ANTA Sports is leading green and low-carbon development in the industry.
Mr. Ding Shizhong, Chairman and CEO of ANTA Sports, said, "As the official partner of the Beijing Winter Olympics and the Winter Paralympics, ANTA Sports launched the "ANTA Forest Project" to demonstrate that we are actively responding to the Olympic spirit by taking the initiative to undertake the green construction of the Beijing Winter Olympics, and actively participating in the 'Low Carbon Winter Olympics' Initiative. Meanwhile, we have also provided support for the new round of afforestation and green campaign in Beijing to promote the goal of ‘carbon neutrality’. In efforts to promote and practise sound ‘Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)’ policies, the “ANTA Forest Project” demonstrates our dedication to honoring our responsibility and commitment to society and the environment."
About ANTA Sports
ANTA brand was established in 1991, while ANTA Sports Products Limited, a leading sportswear company in China, was listed on the Main Board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2007 (Stock code: 2020.HK). For many years, ANTA Sports has been principally engaging in the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of branded sportswear including footwear, apparel and accessories to consumers. Its "Single-Focus, Multi-Brand, Omni-Channel" strategy has been fully implemented in recent years. By embracing an all-round brand portfolio including ANTA, FILA, DESCENTE, and KOLON SPORT, and by setting up an investor consortium to successfully acquire Amer Sports Corporation in 2019, a Finnish sportswear group that has internationally-recognized brands including Salomon, Arc'teryx, Peak Performance, Atomic, Suunto, and Wilson. ANTA Sports aims to unlock the potential of both the mass and high-end sportswear markets.
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