In 2008 VAUDE was the first company in the outdoor industry to introduce an environmental management system in accordance with EMAS and ISO 14001. Since that point, an independent environmental verifier has reviewed our environmental management system and validated the VAUDE environmental statement, including all figures contained therein on an annual basis. Every three years, re-certification takes place in accordance with EMAS and ISO 14001 standards.
EMAS has convinced us: This management system helps us to holistically and systematically analyze all of our environmental aspects, to regulate our corporate responsibility for environmental protection aspects clearly, to derive goals and measures that take us forward in a continuous improvement process, and to make an annual assessment with an independent verifier about whether we are on the right track.
Below you will find the content of the VAUDE EMAS Environmental Statement and links to each page in our comprehensive sustainability report, which is published annually online. EMAS is a component of this Sustainability Report.
We produce waterproof, hf-welded, PVC-free classics such as our panniers at our headquarters in Tettnang.
Energy management makes sense – not just from an environmental viewpoint, but also from an economical viewpoint.
We do not consume process water for manufacturing at our company headquarters. However, it is still an important issue.
No habitats - no biodiversity. Why biodiversity is important for VAUDE.
Our headquarters in Tettnang (including the work we do there) is climate-neutral.
Business travel, commuter traffic and merchandise logistics produce noise, air pollution and climate emissions. Information on the VAUDE Mobility Concept can be found here.
Key environmental figures, data and facts at a glance.
Environmental protection is fully integrated into our corporate strategy, objectives and measures.
At VAUDE, environmental aspects are integrated into everyday operations. We carry out regular inspections and audits in our Quality and Environmental Management Program and Occupational Safety Program. We monitor criteria and process quality of the VAUDE Green Shape Concept, the quality Gates for materials and products and energy management, for example.
With strict environmental legislation, Germany provides clean air, good drinking water and healthy soil. We appreciate this and fully comply with all laws.
We carry out an annual Management Review with all department heads and senior management in which we monitor whether our environmental management system is working, what special findings, structural, organizational or technical changes were made in the past year, examine all key figures and what we want to focus on in the upcoming year. The results of this review are included in the annual corporate goals process.
Please also note the "related article" on each page linked here!