Black Diamond was founded in 1989 by Yvon Chuinard in Salt Lake City.
Yvon Chouinard, is an American climber, mountaineer and entrepreneur, founder of the technical equipment companies Black Diamond and Patagonia.
The American company creates, develops, manufactures and distributes climbing, mountaineering and ski equipment as well as survival gear.
What started with an anvil and a hammer in the back of a garage has grown into a global company with offices on three continents. Indeed, Black Diamond Equipment is an unconditional ski and climbing specialist. Since its beginnings, the brand has never ceased to innovate in the design of its products, but also in their performance.
The prowess of this brand comes from the commitment of its team members who are themselves climbers or skiers. Thus, Black Diamond benefits from an outstanding expertise for the creation of its equipment. Through its experience, the brand is committed to making the best equipment for climbers and skiers around the world.
Black Diamond formulates the wildest dreams about the material to be invented, and the harshest criticisms about the existing material: that's why the creative process at Black Diamond will never end.
The company's philosophy is built around the idea that how we achieve our goals is as important as the goal itself.
Black Diamond has adapted this innovative approach to the manufacture of our equipment as well as to the management of our business - an approach that supports the preservation and access to the spaces that are so precious to us.
Today, the brand manufactures the best equipment on the market to practice in the mountains in a respectful way, and its industrial practices are evolving in this direction. Its commitment to good practice remains the driving force, promoting fair business practices and making our products, manufacturing processes, supply chains, infrastructure and promotional materials more sustainable and less impactful. Black Diamond openly supports the causes of cliff preservation and access.
A responsibility on its products but also socially. In 2010, it created a Social Responsibility program for Black Diamond, Inc. to ensure compliance with social and environmental standards and to oversee the management of its growing brands, supply chains and product diversity.
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