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2016 Sustainability Report
published 2017/08/01

GRI G4 Index for the VAUDE Sustainability Report

We have prepared this report on our economic, environmental and social performance in accordance with the core option of the international G4 guidelines drawn up by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

Information on external verification

We want to present the success of our sustainability strategy objectively and transparently; verification of the data submitted by us by independent third parties is therefore very important to us.


The environmental data relating to our location in Tettnang-Obereisenbach is externally assured by an independent environmental verifier in accordance with EMAS and ISO 14001. Read more in the EMAS-Index. myclimate calculates the emissions that we cause. This information can be found in the GRI Index.

The data on social conditions in our production sites was collected by the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) in audits. (FWF). Read more in the FWF Index.


Our annual financial statement is audited in accordance with legal requirements by the independent auditing firm, GmbH Schnetz, Buchmann, Michele Ravensburg.


The auditing firm, KPMG AG, provided external limited assurance on selected data and key figures for the first two Sustainability Reports (fiscal year 2013 and 2014). The 2016 report was prepared using the same guidelines and criteria. This year we are not conducting a separate external audit.

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General Standard Disclosures

DMA and Indicators:

Links and Content:

VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co. KG


DMA and Indicators:

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About VAUDE 


DMA and Indicators:

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Obereisenbach/Tettnang, Germany


DMA and Indicators:

Links and Content:

About VAUDE 


DMA and Indicators:

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VAUDE - Our Markets 


DMA and Indicators:

External Verification:

Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft GmbH Schnetz, Buchmann, Michele Ravensburg


DMA and Indicators:

Links and Content:

Our Employees
At VAUDE, the majority of our employees have indefinite contracts.


DMA and Indicators:

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There are no collective agreements for VAUDE workers.


DMA and Indicators:

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Complex Supply Chain 


DMA and Indicators:

DMA and Indicators:

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Green Shape Concept 


DMA and Indicators:

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Stronger Together 

DMA and Indicators:

DMA and Indicators:

Links and Content:

indicated in the index


DMA and Indicators:

DMA and Indicators:

Links and Content:

No changes in the scope or within the limits of aspects compared to the 2015 report.

DMA and Indicators:

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These are Our Stakeholders 


DMA and Indicators:
DMA and Indicators:

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About This Report 

DMA and Indicators:
DMA and Indicators:

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Company Philosophy 

 
 

*Boundaries: "VAUDE" refers to our company, VAUDE Sport GmbH und Co.KG, including internal stakeholder groups such as employees, board of partners or subsidiaries. Outside VAUDE describes effects, which impact on our stakeholder groups, principally throughout our supply chain, but also on the local communities where our headquarters or our customers are based.

 
 

Specific Standard Disclosures: Economic

DMA and Indicators:

Remarks:

For competitive reasons, we have chosen not to publish any figures on economic performance.


Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE


DMA and Indicators:

Remarks:

For competitive reasons, we have chosen not to publish any figures on economic performance.


Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE


External Verification
Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft GmbH Schnetz, Buchmann, Michele Ravensburg

DMA and Indicators:

Limits:

beyond VAUDE

External Verification:
The figures given were collected by the Fair Wear Foundation in audits.


DMA and Indicators:

Links and Content:

A Livable Wage 


Remarks:

Information about the standard starting salary for each department of our producers is not available. Therefore we use the wages developed by the FWF "Wage Ladder" to represent wages.
In the FWF Wage Ladders, 3 wage distinctions are made in each production division (management and staff are not reported): the lowest wage paid in the department, the highest wage paid, and most common wage paid. For our analysis we use the most common wage paid. Taking into account the number of workers per department, we then calculate the "average" per producer. This is then set in relation to the National Minimum Wage and the Asia Floor Wage as a percentage and then an average is caluculated per country as well.


Limits:

beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures given were collected by the Fair Wear Foundation in audits.

DMA and Indicators:

Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

DMA and Indicators:

Limits:

beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures given were collected by the Fair Wear Foundation in audits.


DMA and Indicators:

Links and Content:

Production in High Risk Countries 


Limits:

beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures given were collected by the Fair Wear Foundation in audits.

 
 

Specific Standard Disclosures: Environmental

DMA and Indicators:

Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

External Verification:
The figures (OEB) have been validated by the EMAS audit.


DMA and Indicators:

Remarks:

We have no analysis options for total weight or volume of materials that are used to make the products manufactured outside of our Tettnang-Obereisenbach location.


Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures (OEB) have been validated by the EMAS audit.


DMA and Indicators:

Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures (OEB) have been validated by the EMAS audit.

DMA and Indicators:

Links and Content:

Saving Energy as a Top Priority 

Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures (OEB) have been validated by the EMAS audit.


DMA and Indicators:

Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures (OEB) have been validated by the EMAS audit.


DMA and Indicators:

Remarks:

Since 2011, we have created a complete Climate Balance, which serves as a basis for action on reducing emissions and calculating our climate compensation.


Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures (OEB) have been validated by the EMAS audit.


DMA and Indicators:

Links and Content:

included in G4-EN3 and G4-EN4


Remarks:

Since 2011, we have created a complete Climate Balance, which serves as a basis for action on reducing emissions and calculating our climate compensation.


Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures (OEB) have been validated by the EMAS audit.

DMA and Indicators:

Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures (OEB) have been validated by the EMAS audit.

DMA and Indicators:

Links and Content:

Water – the Source of Life 


Remarks:

We do not have any data from our supply chain.


Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures (OEB) have been validated by the EMAS audit.

DMA and Indicators:

Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures (OEB) have been validated by the EMAS audit.


DMA and Indicators:

Remarks:

We do not have any data from our supply chain.


Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures (OEB) have been validated by the EMAS audit.


DMA and Indicators:

Remarks:

We do not have any data from our supply chain.

Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures (OEB) have been validated by the EMAS audit.


DMA and Indicators:

Remarks:

We do not have any data from our supply chain.


Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures (OEB) have been validated by the EMAS audit.

DMA and Indicators:

Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures (OEB) have been validated by the EMAS audit and the myclimate calculations.


DMA and Indicators:

Remarks:

We do not have any data from our supply chain.


Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures (OEB) have been validated by the EMAS audit and the myclimate calculations.


DMA and Indicators:

Links and Content:

Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Detail 
No Scope 2 emissions were caused.


Remarks:

We do not have any data from our supply chain.


Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures (OEB) have been validated by the EMAS audit and the myclimate calculations.


DMA and Indicators:

Remarks:

We do not have any data from our supply chain.


Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures (OEB) have been validated by the EMAS audit and the myclimate calculations.


DMA and Indicators:

Remarks:

We do not have any data from our supply chain.


Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures (OEB) have been validated by the EMAS audit and the myclimate calculations.

DMA and Indicators:

Links and Content:

Waste and Wastewater 


Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures (OEB) have been validated by the EMAS audit.


DMA and Indicators:

Links and Content:

Waste and Wastewater 


Remarks:

We do not have any data from our supply chain.


Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures (OEB) have been validated by the EMAS audit.


DMA and Indicators:

Links and Content:

Goal: Reducing Waste 


Remarks:

We do not have any data from our supply chain.


Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures (OEB) have been validated by the EMAS audit.


DMA and Indicators:

Links and Content:

Waste and Wastewater 


Remarks:

We do not have any data from our supply chain.


Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures (OEB) have been validated by the EMAS audit.


DMA and Indicators:

Links and Content:

No hazardous waste is created.


Remarks:

We do not have any data from our supply chain.


Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures (OEB) have been validated by the EMAS audit.

DMA and Indicators:

Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures (OEB) have been validated by the EMAS audit.


DMA and Indicators:

Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures (OEB) have been validated by the EMAS audit.


DMA and Indicators:

Remarks:

We do not take back any products and packaging materials, so we can not comment on the number of units redeemed and packaging material.


Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures (OEB) have been validated by the EMAS audit.

DMA and Indicators:

Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures (OEB) have been validated by the EMAS audit.

DMA and Indicators:

Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures (OEB) have been validated by the EMAS audit.

Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures (OEB) have been validated by the EMAS audit.

DMA and Indicators:

Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures (OEB) have been validated by the EMAS audit.

 
 

Specific Standard Disclosures: Social

Working practices and dignified employment

DMA and Indicators:

Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE


DMA and Indicators:

Links and Content:

Satisfied Employees are Motivated 


Remarks:

We do not report the total number and rate of new hires, we do not report.
There is no breakdowns according to gender and age groups.
[As we only take our OEB location into consideration, we do not differentiate by region.]


Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE


DMA and Indicators:

Remarks:

We do not report on the total number of employees entitled to parental leave by gender. We can not calculate the retention rate.


Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE


DMA and Indicators:

Links and Content:

FWF Audits 


Remarks:

We have no data on new employees at our producers and the turnover rate.


Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures given were collected by the Fair Wear Foundation in audits.

DMA and Indicators:

Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE


DMA and Indicators:

Links and Content:

A Culture of Trust 


Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

DMA and Indicators:

DMA and Indicators:

Remarks:

We have no figures for the percentage of the total workforce that are in employer-employee committees and at what level in the organization any formal employer-employee committee for Occupational Health and Safety protection is typically active. We report instead on the findings from the FWF audits on the topic.


Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures given were collected by the Fair Wear Foundation in audits.


DMA and Indicators:

Remarks:

As we only take our OEB location into consideration, we do not differentiate by region.


Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

DMA and Indicators:

Limits:

VAUDE


DMA and Indicators:

Remarks:

There are no figures on external courses that are not organized and budgeted through our continuing education program VAUDE Academy. Do date, only the training (primarily internal) organized and budgeted through our continuing education program VAUDE Academy is summarized.


Limits:

VAUDE

DMA and Indicators:

Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE


DMA and Indicators:

Links and Content:

FWF Audits 
Human Rights in Focus 

Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures given were collected by the Fair Wear Foundation in audits.


DMA and Indicators:

Remarks:

Minorities and other diversity factors are not recorded separately at VAUDE. Ages were not recorded separately, therefore only senior executives are represented.


Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE


DMA and Indicators:

Remarks:

A differentiated statement on "supervisory bodies" is not possible; in the FWF audit reports only distinguish between "Management & Staff" and "Production Workers". In addition, there is data only for the diversity category gender and not for the categoryn "age" and "minorities".


Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures given were collected by the Fair Wear Foundation in audits.

DMA and Indicators:

Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE


DMA and Indicators:

Links and Content:

FWF Audits 
Human Rights in Focus 

Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures given were collected by the Fair Wear Foundation in audits.


DMA and Indicators:

Remarks:

Due to the fact that our Category 1 2 includes only one woman (CEO / Company Owner), no meaningful number results from the ratio and we do not report on this comparison.
We can not report on Category 11 this year because no evaluation is possible due to a change.

Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

Limited assurance


DMA and Indicators:

Remarks:

We have no information on the wage ratio of women/men. If the FWF should notice something in the payrolls, this would be brought up under "Analysis of Wage Ladder": "Are there any conclusions to be drawn on differences between male and female dominated departments?" "Are there any conclusions to be drawn on differences between the lowest and highest paid wage in a department, or on differences between different departments?" This information will be evaluated and a summary statement will be made.


Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures given were collected by the Fair Wear Foundation in audits.

DMA and Indicators:

Links and Content:

FWF Audits 
Human Rights in Focus 

Limits:

beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures given were collected by the Fair Wear Foundation in audits.


DMA and Indicators:

Remarks:

We do not check the new producers, but the number producers who were audited in the reporting year (first audit) + their share of the total FOB volume in the reporting year. We rely on long-term cooperation with our producers, in addition, pre-audits before the contract starts is not possible. However, there is a checklist for assessing producers on the first visit.


Limits:

beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures given were collected by the Fair Wear Foundation in audits.


DMA and Indicators:

Limits:

beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures given were collected by the Fair Wear Foundation in audits.

DMA and Indicators:

Links and Content:

FWF Audits 
Human Rights in Focus 

Limits:

beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures given were collected by the Fair Wear Foundation in audits.


DMA and Indicators:

Links and Content:

Independent Complaints Procedure 


Limits:

beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures given were collected by the Fair Wear Foundation in audits.

 
 

Human Rights

DMA and Indicators:

Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE


DMA and Indicators:

Links and Content:

FWF Audits 
Human Rights in Focus 

Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures given were collected by the Fair Wear Foundation in audits.


DMA and Indicators:

Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE


DMA and Indicators:

Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures given were collected by the Fair Wear Foundation in audits.

DMA and Indicators:

Links and Content:

FWF Audits 
Human Rights in Focus 

Limits:

beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures given were collected by the Fair Wear Foundation in audits.


DMA and Indicators:

Limits:

beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures given were collected by the Fair Wear Foundation in audits.

DMA and Indicators:

Links and Content:

FWF Audits 
Human Rights in Focus 

Limits:

beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures given were collected by the Fair Wear Foundation in audits.


DMA and Indicators:

Links and Content:

Saying No to Child Labor


Limits:

beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures given were collected by the Fair Wear Foundation in audits.

Links and Content:

FWF Audits 
Human Rights in Focus 

Limits:

beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures given were collected by the Fair Wear Foundation in audits.


DMA and Indicators:

Links and Content:

Saying No to Forced Labor 


Limits:

beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures given were collected by the Fair Wear Foundation in audits.

DMA and Indicators:

Links and Content:

FWF Audits 
Human Rights in Focus 

Limits:

beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures given were collected by the Fair Wear Foundation in audits.


DMA and Indicators:

Links and Content:

Human Rights in Focus 

Remarks:

We do not check the new producers, but the number producers who were audited in the reporting year (first audit) + their share of the total FOB volume in the reporting year. We rely on long-term cooperation with our producers, in addition, pre-audits before the contract starts is not possible. However, there is a checklist for assessing producers on the first visit.


Limits:

beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures given were collected by the Fair Wear Foundation in audits.


DMA and Indicators:

Limits:

beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures given were collected by the Fair Wear Foundation in audits.

DMA and Indicators:

Limits:

beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures given were collected by the Fair Wear Foundation in audits.


DMA and Indicators:

Links and Content:

Independent Complaints Procedure 


Limits:

beyond VAUDE

External Verification:

The figures given were collected by the Fair Wear Foundation in audits.

 
 

Society

DMA and Indicators:

Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE


DMA and Indicators:

Links and Content:

VAUDE unterstützt keine politischen Parteien mit Spenden.

Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

DMA and Indicators:

Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE


DMA and Indicators:

Links and Content:

Legal Compliance as a Top Priority 
In 2015 VAUDE paid no fines or other nonmonetary penalties for violations against environment regulations.


Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

 
 

Product Responsibility

DMA and Indicators:

Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE


DMA and Indicators:

Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE


DMA and Indicators:

Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

DMA and Indicators:

Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE


DMA and Indicators:

Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE


DMA and Indicators:

Remarks:

We do not have surveys on end customer satisfaction.


Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

DMA and Indicators:

Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE


DMA and Indicators:

Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE


DMA and Indicators:

Limits:

VAUDE and beyond VAUDE

DMA and Indicators:

Limits:

beyond VAUDE


Links and Content:

Legal Compliance as a Top Priority
In 2015 VAUDE paid no fines or other nonmonetary penalties for violations against environment regulations.


Limits:

beyond VAUDE