Our mantra "Rise Up" represents the force that irresistibly attracts us to the summits by pushing us to seek the best in the depths of ourselves.
This philosophy has been with us since the beginning and we embody it daily through our three pillars:
Innovation guides us every day. In 1950 we designed the "Annapurna 50", the first bag to reach the 8,000m summit of Annapurna, in 2020 we designed the Trilogy E-one bag, the lightest airbag on the market.
We want to be a sustainable company. This commitment is evident in our technical innovation work, but also in every step we take to improve our impact on the life cycle of our products.
Guide companies, athletes and ambassadors are our source of inspiration and are the ones who push us to achieve excellence in every project: They test and experience our products in the most challenging conditions with the ambition to reach the top. Like them, we strive for excellence.
To help stop the progression of global warming, it is our duty to accelerate our transformation. We began this process a long time ago, with the aim of becoming a regenerative company.
Our vision is that of a company that minimizes its negative impacts while maximizing its positive contribution to society and the planet. In order to achieve this vision, we have defined a mission that is encircled by 6 pillars, which will be our milestones on the path of the regenerative enterprise until 2030.
Our 6 pillars
A product must exist only to meet the needs of a practitioner. To move towards circularity and make a product more sustainable and virtuous until the end of its use, it is essential that this product is followed throughout its life cycle.
FROM PRODUCT DESIGN TO END OF LIFEMANAGEMENT , HERE ARE ALL THE STEPS WE FOLLOW TO MOVE TO CIRCULARITY.
We want to prioritize and generalize the use of renewable materials in our products to reduce our footprint on the environment and particularly on the climate as much as possible.
We are first reducing our electricity and water consumption in our buildings as much as possible and we will switch to 100% renewable electricity from 2022. We also want to support this kind of transition within our own factories and with our production partners.
But the vast majority of our environmental impact comes from the manufacturing of our products. We are therefore making every effort to use as many renewable or low-impact materials as possible to reach 100% eco-designed products by 2030.
For the spring-summer 2022 season, 28% of our products are made of eco-responsible materials, of which approximately 90% are recycled.
We have also made the choice of a strong impact by renewing our entire range of UBIC backpacks in 100% recycled material.
We make sure to maximize our positive impact at all stages, from the production of the materials that will make up our products to transportation and packaging, while reducing our negative impact on the environment.
We involve all our employees through thematic working groups, coordinated by the CSR Manager and a CSR Steering Committee, in direct contact with the Management to best organize the steering of our societal commitment strategy. Within this framework, we have a Greenside Collective working group whose role is to act on the impact of our activities on the company's sites and on the well-being of employees.
Since 2020, we have implemented a telecommuting policy that allows employees who wish to do so to work from home. This way we avoid daily commutes that have an impact on the climate. We also organize external workshops several times a year to discover inspiring conferences, meet brand ambassadors, exchange on CSR-related topics or screen films with an environmental or social focus.
Knowing that fine particle pollution, partly linked to transport, is one of the main local issues in the Alpine region, we have set up an internal travel plan to reduce the impact of home/work journeys: organised car pooling
Free provision of a self-service bicycle park within the Millet Mountain Group.
OUR PLAN TO 2030
As we are completely dependent on the health
of the climate, we have initiated a strategy to reduce our impact, beginning with a carbon footprint in 2019.
This assessment marks the first step in a strategy to reduce our carbon impact between 2020 and 2030, to reach incompressible emissions (which cannot be avoided) that we will then be able to compensate by financing CO2 capture projects, through regenerative agriculture, forest management in climate crisis or by developing renewable energy projects.
WE WANT OUR ACTIVITIES TO HAVE A POSITIVE SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
We therefore support many initiatives that help protect and regenerate nature. But we also have a responsibility to continue to connect people to nature, so that they learn to love, respect and protect it.
In addition to our annual partnerships with the 82X400 association and Riders for Refugees, we are launching the 1% for climbing routes campaign in 2022.
1% for climbing routes means that 1% of our climbing revenue is donated to associations that re-equip climbing sites and raise awareness of the need to protect the cliffs and their environment