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2016 Sustainability Report
published 2017/08/01

Low-impact outdoor adventures

We need her – our planet. She doesn't need us. Except when we need to protect her from ourselves.

Enjoying and protecting natural settings

We love the outdoors – hiking in the mountains, biking through forests, rock climbing, water sports of any kind...whether in summer or in the snow – it’s our absolutely favorite playground. We want to keep our impact low to protect the planet – for ourselves and for our children – and we hope you do too! 

VAUDE has supported the German Alpine Club (DAV) for years as a partner, in particular in the field of nature and environmental protection. The DAV is not just a sporting association; it’s also a recognized nature protection association. Environmental education and nature-friendly mountain sports have a high priority in the DAV and at VAUDE. And in our own courses and events we want to lead by example.

Enjoying the outdoors responsibly Anyone who enjoys the outdoors needs to know how to protect it.

We all benefit – the planet as well

Alpine landscapes are particularly sensitive natural areas. But also central uplands, tidal flats, and on adventures in the big wide world – if everyone joins in, we all benefit: 


  • Stay on the trails, particularly in moor, forest and meadow areas
  • Avoid shortcuts that cause erosion 
  • Pack it in, pack it out – take your garbage with you
  • Don’t disturb plants and animals (or the cows...)
  • Keep dogs on a leash

Mobility causes global warming - how do you actually get to the mountains?

Just imagine: One-quarter of total energy consumption in Germany is used for mobility! And of this, 43% – the largest share – is for holiday and recreational transport.

Always ask yourself whether you can get something done without using the car – or by carpooling, such as with Of course, this includes the daily commute to work as well. VAUDE is setting a good example here – more at Eco-friendly Transport

GRI:   G4-EN4
Energy consumption outside of the organization
GRI:   G4-EN27
Extent of impact mitigation of environmental impacts of products and services
Travel tips of German Federal Environmental Agency (German)
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German Nature in Europe
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German Nature Landscapes (German)
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Natursportinfo (German)
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Kuratorium Sport Natur (German)
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Bundesamt für Naturschutz
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Cipra Alpenmonitor (German, French, Italian, Slowenian)
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myclimate CO2-Calculator
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