All sustainability activities are coordinated in an interdisciplinary CSR team. This is made up of a "full-time" sustainability manager and managers or employees from various specialist departments who represent their company divisions in the CSR team with their own areas of expertise. They also bring new issues to the table and ensure that sustainability goals are implemented in their divisions. The CSR team is headed by the Managing Director for Sales and Sustainability.
»We understand the term CSR to mean our corporate responsibility for people, society and nature, with which we want to establish a healthy balance between our economic, environmental and social objectives. We are convinced that environmental protection always serves society. In the long run, mankind will only be able to survive in a healthy, intact environment.«
The members of the VAUDE CSR Team are a point of contact for all employees and business partners for sustainability issues. The CSR team sets priorities and coordinates projects. The team members are well connected with professional associations and working groups within and outside of the Outdoor Industry, as well as having close contact with experts and academia.
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Each team member acts as a sustainability ambassador in his or her division. Frequent and regular team meetings guarantee close coordination and timely implementation within the company, both “upward” and “downward”.
The members of the VAUDE CSR Team come from following teams and departments:
Sustainability is not only a team sport, but also an ongoing process. It’s a job that’s never finished, it’s always being improved upon and becoming even more environmentally friendly, even more socially acceptable, even more innovative. In line with this continuous improvement process, all VAUDE employees are involved in VAUDE's sustainability management. Examples of this are: