We have set ourselves ambitious goals to reduce our climate impact. We know that around 70% of our corporate carbon footprint is made up of the emissions generated by our products: the way we design and produce them, and once they are produced, the possibilities we offer to extend their use. And ultimately, in the solutions available out there to put all materials that reach their end of life, back in the loop. We need to rethink our products and services, go circular.
We contribute by re-thinking our role in the lifetime of the products we design. We are going beyond a company that carefully chooses materials and suppliers, and produces and sells high-quality, technical products, and evolving into one that makes them repairable, offers services to extend their lifetime and if possible, offers solutions for the end of life of components and products, when they are no longer repairable.
Let's use what is already there. And return it to the loop once we no longer need it. Over and over.
With the help of LCAs, research and by being constantly updated on the technology available, we will contribute to creating Circular Products by choosing materials with lower impact on the environment, because they are recycled, ethically sourced or in any case, recyclable.
We make high-quality products and want to encourage our consumers to have them as companions for many adventures, for as long as possible, repair them and either trade them or pass them on when they no longer use them.
We select high-quality materials which perform over time and get feedback from our warranty and repairs department to improve where it's needed.
To complement the selection of low-impact and durable materials, we also want to simplify materials and products, to ease repair and recycling processes. We aim to do this by reducing the diversity of materials and the number of components, and finding solutions for disassembly and replacement of damaged parts.
We are in the process of building a system to make circularity happen. If we are able to create products that are disassemblable for repair and recycling, we would like to also provide these services or have a network that can.
Let’s change the way we dispose of our clothes and other products.
They are not “waste” at the end of their lives. If they are no longer to be refurbished and re-used in a second life, they can come back into the loop as resources for new products.