Millet is a leading brand in theoutdoor sector, and offers both technical and high-performance products to accompany you in all mountain-related activities: hiking, mountaineering, ski touring, skiing, approach, or trekking. Its commitment to bring you the right product for your use is at the heart of their concerns, but not only, the brand is also committed to reducing its environmental impact as much as possible, protecting nature, preserving our playground and supporting local communities linked to outdoor activities.
Indeed, the brand MILLET is fully aware of the impact of its activities on the environment and people. As part of Millet's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), a continuous improvement process has been put in place. Its aim is to follow an action plan aimed at limiting the environmental and social impacts of its various activities. The Millet teams fully involved in this project are constantly working to improve and develop this approach. Long-term objectives have been set for each issue and efforts are being made to achieve them.
Millet's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy is based on a 10-pillar approach:
1. DEVELOPING QUALITY AND SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS
We are increasing the number of products renewed from season to season, to gain control and quality over these products, but also to reduce the pressure on our supply chain. In addition, the materials we use are intensively tested for durability in our in-house laboratory.
2. REDUCING THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF OUR PRODUCTS THROUGH ECO-DESIGN
We are developing an internal eco-design reference system called LOW IMPACT, shared between the 3 brands, which allows teams to challenge each other and reduce the environmental impact of our products each season.
3. SYSTEMATICALLY FAVOUR THE PURCHASE OF CERTIFIED MATERIALS
We systematically favour the selection of certified materials (Bluesign®, Oeko-Tex® Standard 100, RDS, GOTS) for the design of all our products.
4. GUARANTEE THE SOURCING OF MATERIALS OF ANIMAL ORIGIN
All the feathers and down used in our textile and bedding collections are certified to ensure that their production does not involve animal abuse. We are also working on our wool and leather supply chain to move in this direction.
5. 5. TO APPLY AND EXCEED THE REGULATIONS ON THE USE OF CHEMICALS IN PRODUCTS.
We annually update our Restricted Substances List (RSL) on all our products, which guarantees that we do not use chemicals that are banned or harmful to health or the environment.
6. ADDING VALUE TO PRODUCTION IN EUROPE AND IN OUR OWN FACTORIES
We favour production in our own factories, where we control working conditions, and increase our share of products manufactured in Europe every year, to reduce our transport impact and gain in agility and quality in our product development.
7. EXPLORE AND LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SUPPLY CHAIN
For many years our group has been setting the standard with its social and environmental audit system for its partner factories. In 2017, this system was updated to make it even more strict and demanding.
8. STRENGTHENING OUR OWN AFTER-SALES AND REPAIR SERVICE
We have a unique in-house prototyping and repair workshop with a team of 10 people, 2 of whom are totally dedicated to the repair of products received in after-sales service.
9. COLLECTING AND RECOVERING USED PRODUCTS PLACED ON THE MARKET
We are responsible for the products we put on the market, which is why we have set up a process for collecting, sorting and recovering textiles and equipment at the end of their life, which enables us to avoid burying or incinerating several tons of products each year.
10. COMMITTING TO OUR COMMUNITIES
The MILLET, EIDER and LAFUMA brands have each been supporting at their own level, for many years, the players in the outdoor environment who work to establish a social and environmental balance on our playgrounds.