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2016 Sustainability Report
published 2017/08/01

No incidents for your VAUDE products

Our strict internal procedures and monitoring ensure your safety.

Internal and external regulations were met.

During the reporting period, there were no nonconformities with negative consequences.


During internal random testing within our Harmful Substances Management Program, there were no cases that exceeded legal limits. However, the very strict limits of the VAUDE RSL continue to pose a challenge for the textile supply chain


In 2016, only one Children's Backpack was tested by a consumer magazine. Chemical traces found were far below the statutory limits as well as VAUDE's even more stringent limits. This shows that the consistent monitoring of our supply chain is work well, but the systematic monitoring of the complex supply chain is also very important.


Another issue that concerned us in 2016 was trademark rights in foreign countries. This involved cancellation applications that were filed with national brands in China and Brazil that had registered a VAUDE brand in the country and which prevented us from registering VAUDE as a brand ourselves.


GRI:   G4-PR2
Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning the health and safety impacts of products and services during their life cycle, by type of outcomes
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Nr./DateType/FindingInformation fromAnalysis/MeasureCommunicationResults

01/16

Cancellation requests China Class 25 (Apparel)

intern

Application for cancellation of national brands which have registered a VAUDE trademark in the country in order to prevent us from registering ourselves as a trademark.

Legal correspondence

Pending

02/16

Cancellation requests Brazil Class  25 (Apparel) and Class 18 Backpacks

intern

Application for cancellation of national brands which have registered a VAUDE trademark in the country in order to prevent us from registering ourselves as a trademark.

Legal correspondence

Pending

03/16

Insolvency  Importer Norway

Importer

Loss of earnings

Legal correspondence

Loss of earnings

04/16

Insolvency Franchisee

Franchisee

Loss of earnings

Legal correspondence

Loss of earnings

05/16

Sampling by authorities LSF specifications on T-Shirt

Authorities

Analysis by authorities found a different sun protection factor than VAUDE's findings  

Position statement, test reports

None

06/16

Contaminant Test in Ökotest Magazine

Ökotest

Contaminant findings far below legal limits and VAUDE's stricter limits  

Position statement

None