Our vision for the future is a new and radical path with a major overhaul of our manufacturing intending to set the benchmark in manufacturing and responsible practices in the industry. Inspired by the moral clarity of Greta Thunberg, the visionary leadership of Patagonia, and the principles of a Circular Economy promoted by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, we are humbled into radical action defining our future as a brand and as an actor in the world of business. We hope that like in times past, our efforts would mobilise other participants in our industry.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN ?
Pioneering new alternative methods and materials, deploying cutting edge technologies, focused on circularity, protecting the environment and our eco-system with measurement of our impact and transparent reporting.
Our commitment to Carbon Neutrality is focused on a multi-dimensional approach to facilities, use of materials, process innovation, product life-cycle, waste management, and energy.
We commit to identifying the major sources of carbon emissions and measure our footprint, prioritising actions by applying the carbon management hierarchy of “REMOVE, REDUCE, REPLACE, OFFSET” to major emission sources:
Our commitment is to exceed the EU 2030 Climate and Energy Framework with the following targets through improved business practices, capital investment, continued innovation and environmental stewardship:
Emissions from sources under our Direct Control (Scope 1 Emissions):
Reduce use of electricity and fossil fuels by improved operating practices, innovative energy-saving projects, green building design and construction, sustainable manufacturing practices, and use of biodegradable and recycled materials.
Emissions under our Indirect Control (Scope 2 Emissions):
On-site generation or purchase of renewable energy, improving efficiency of logistics of operations and movement of goods.
Emissions from the Value Chain which are not under our control (Scope 3 Emissions):
Work with suppliers and consumers to reduce the impact of upstream and downstream activities.
Become Carbon Positive:
Taking more carbon out of the atmosphere than we put in – difference between stopping the mess and cleaning it up – by Offset and In-set Sequestration programs.
Supply chain transparency and social sustainability
The quality of our relationships and engagement is central to our philosophy. We want to have a positive impact for those we depend on and for those who depend on us in return.
Directly or indirectly, we impact the lives of employees, workers in the value chain, customers and local communities. We will proactively manage our impact, both positive and negative.
Our Business Partners
Finding the best factories and those who commit to our compliance audit. Our customers have a right to know who is involved in the making of the products they use and how they were made. We stand for equal rights, equal pay, living wage, ethics in employment and in lawful practices.
We will ensure best practices from our suppliers and we will create an inclusive environment for our team embracing our local community whose lives we impact daily.
Our Products Are Built to Last
As important, we make and provide top quality product – The longer our products last, the less impact they have, so creating products of superior quality is one of the most ecological things we can do. Extending the life of a boat will reduce carbon, waste and water footprints.