Asia Floor Wage. The Asia Floor Wage Campaign, a global coalition of trade unions and NGOs that promote living wages in the textile industry. Living Wages were calculated for a few Asian countries – but only for the country as a whole and without taking regional differences into consideration. The FWF uses the AFW Living Wage as a benchmark.
German abbreviation for German Association of Environmental Management e.V., an environmental initiative founded in 1984.
The berufundfamilie GmbH, (career and family) founded in 1998 by the Hertie Foundation, compiles all of the foundation’s activities in one area. http://www.beruf-und-familie.de (beruf-und-familie)
Better Work is a Program of the ILO (International Labour Organisation) that provides assistance and training to production facilities in the textile and apparel industry for the improvement of working conditions.
Developed by the Global Nature Fund and other organizations. This audit serves as a first orientation to identifying impacts and dependencies of the different divisions of biodiversity. http://www.business-biodiversity.eu/ (Biodiversity Check)
The world's strictest textile standard for environmental protection and consumer protection in textile production; VAUDE has been working with bluesign® since 2001.
German abbreviation for Federation of German Sporting Goods Industry, which represents the interests of sporting goods manufacturers, importers and wholesalers in Germany. http://www.bsi-sport.de (BSI)
German abbreviation for the "Association for the Environment and Nature Conservation Germany e.V.", an association founded in 1975 that is committed to the protection of nature and environment. http://www.bund.net/ueber_uns/bund_in_english/ (BUND)
Clean Clothes Campaign, an NGO founded in 1989 that advocates for the improvement of working conditions in the international textile and clothing industry and in the sporting goods industry. http://www.cleanclothes.org/ (Clean Clothes Campaign)
Christian Initiative Romero e.V. is an association founded in 1981 with headquarters in Münster, which campaigns for labor rights and human rights in Central America.
Corporate Social Responsibility refers to the corporate responsibility for humans, society and nature with which we want to establish a healthy balance between our economic, environmental and social objectives.
Read more: CSR team.
German abbreviation for the German Alpine Club, the world’s largest mountaineering club.
German abbreviation for German Society for Sustainable Building Council, a nonprofit organization that promotes sustainable building. http://www.dgnb.de/en/ (DGNB)
These are standards that are set by the German Institute for Standardization.
http://www.din.de/cmd;jsessionid=RHDY22A5RR4199FN19ABLZSA.4?level=tpl-home&languageid=en (German Institute for Standardization)
German abbreviation for the German Sustainability Code, a recommendation of the Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) for politics and business. Established by the Federal Government in 2001; DNK members are appointed for three years. VAUDE was one of the first 10 companies to sign the DNK. http://www.deutscher-nachhaltigkeitskodex.de (German Sustainability Code)
German abbreviation for Textile Clothing Dialogue, a textile and clothing industry association which has set itself the goal of improving the quality of products, headquartered in Munich. http://www.dialog-dtb.de/ (Textile Clothing Dialogue)
European Chemicals Agency, a Helsinki-based EU agency that regulates the technical, scientific and administrative aspects of the registration, evaluation and authorization of chemicals and the central hub of Reach. http://echa.europa.eu (ECHA)
A non-profit organization that collects life cycle data worldwide.
Eco Management and Audit Scheme, a system developed by the EU to improve the environmental performance of companies. http://www.emas.de (EMAS Germany)
European Outdoor Conservation Association, the conservation organization of the European outdoor industry. http://www.eoca.de (EOCA Germany)
European Outdoor Group, a transnational representation of the outdoor industry. http://www.europeanoutdoorgroup.com/ (European Outdoor Group)
Umbrella organization for non-profit and church organizations which campaigns for greater transparency and accountability in the collection and recycling of used clothing. Used clothes containers, bearing the logo of FairWertung belong to organizations that adhere to the required standards. http://www.fairwertung.de (FairWertung)
An institution for informing, coaching and advising family-friendly companies on themes relating to the balance of work and family. http://www.familynet-bw.de (familyNET)
Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry, a representative of the European Sporting Goods Industry to EU institutions and authorities. http://www.fesi-sport.org (FESI)
An international animal protection organization with its headquarters in Vienna.
http://www.vier-pfoten.de (Four Paws)
Forest Stewardship Council, an international non-profit organization that certifies products from sustainably managed forests. http://www.fsc-deutschland.de (FSC Germany)
“Fair Wear Foundation” – a multistakeholder that has to the goal of better working conditions in the textile and clothing industry. http://www.fairwear.org/
A fashion association which represents the German fashion industry and their interests. http://www.germanfashion.net (Modeverband Germany)
Certification organization for climate protection projects, www.goldstandard.org
The instrument most widely used to calculate and manage GHG emissions. http://www.ghgprotocol.org (GHG Protocol)
An independent, global organization in over 40 countries with the goal to “ensure the ability of the Earth to nurture life in all its diversity”. http://www.greenpeace.de (Greenpeace Germany)
Green Shape is your VAUDE guarantee for environmentally friendly products - from sustainable materials and resource-saving production. Our goal is the best for man and nature.
Read more: VAUDE Green Shape
Global Reporting Initiative, an organization founded in 1997 promotes the use of sustainability reporting as a way for organizations to become more sustainable and contribute to sustainable development. https://www.globalreporting.org/ (Global Reporting Initiative)
German abbreviation for Economy for the Common Good, a movement launched in 2010 that is an alternative economic system built on values that promote the needs of the entire population. It is a tool for economic, political, and social change – a bridge to a better future. https://www.ecogood.org (GWÖ)
An instrument for the apparel and footwear industry to assess the sustainability of products. It was established in 2012 by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, a non-profit organization. http://www.apparelcoalition.org/higgindex/ (Sustainable Apparel Coalition).
Countries where there is a high risk of human rights abuses and poor working conditions.
Read more: Strict controls in high-risk countries
German abbreviation for Industry and Commerce, professional bodies governed by public law, consisting of the companies in each region.
International Labour Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations, which promotes social justice, human rights and labor rights.
http://www.ilo.org/berlin/lang--de/index.htm (ILO in Germany)
INKOTA-netzwerk e.V., a development organization with headquarters in Berlin. http://www.inkota.de (INKOTA)
All the ingredients used in the entire manufacturing process of the fabric are examined for environmental and consumer safety prior to use. In particular, the upstream supply chain is taken into account in the production countries (not just the finished product). In contrast, only the pollutant concentrations are tested in the finished product for compliance with the limits of many other textile labels. With these labels, the impact on people and the environmental that arise during production are not taken into account.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, an intergovernmental organization with the goal of summarizing the state of science on climate for policy makers. http://www.ipcc.ch (IPCC)
Life Cycle Assessment, analyzes the environmental impacts of products throughout their life cycle. http://www.lci-network.de/cms/content (German Network on Life Cycle Inventory Data)
A non-profit Swiss foundation that promotes climate protection on three levels - prevention, reduction and compensation. http://www.myclimate.org/ (myclimate.org)
German abbreviation for Nature Conservation Association Germany, a German non-governmental organization founded in 1899, which is primarily dedicated to specific objectives of nature conservation at Germany and abroad. http://www.nabu.de (NABU)
An interdisciplinary project, which aims to apply the issues and research approaches of the international TEEB study on the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services in Germany. http://www.naturkapital-teeb.de/ (natural capital Germany - TEEB)
An independent testing and certification system for textile raw materials, intermediate materials and end products at all stages of processing.
(OEKO-TEX ® Standard 100)
Outdoor Industry Association, was established in 1989 and is based in the U.S.; represents the interests of the international outdoor industry.
http://outdoorindustry.org (Outdoor Industry Association)
"PAN Germany" is a nonprofit organization that provides information on the negative consequences of the use of pesticides, is committed to environmentally sound and socially just alternatives and acts as part of the "Pesticide Action Network" (PAN). http://www.pan-germany.org (PAN Germany)
A voluntary industry standard for animal welfare in the harvesting of down. VAUDE uses 100% RDS-certified down in all down products. www.responsibledown.org
A voluntary industry standard for animal welfare in the production of wool. www.responsiblewool.org
EU funded project to improve working conditions in the garment industry in Myanmar; http://www.smartmyanmar.org/
Worldwide association of textile and shoe manufacturers that has the goal to reduce the environmental impacts of production and to improve social situation. http://www.apparelcoalition.org (Sustainable Apparel Coalition)
The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) is a global initiative focused on drawing attention to the economic benefits of biodiversity including the growing cost of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation. http://www.teebweb.org (TEEB)
World Resources Institute, a global research institution, which is now working with more than 450 employees in more than 50 countries to conserve natural resources.
http://www.wri.org (World Resources Institute)
The World Wide Fund for Nature, founded in Switzerland in 1961 – the largest conservation organization in the world. http://www.wwf.de (WWF Germany)
The ZDHC is an association of textile and shoe manufacturers who have set themselves the goal of completely eliminating pollutants from their production.
http://www.roadmaptozero.com (Roadmap to Zero)