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2022 Sustainability Report
published 2023/08/01

Stronger together

Together we can achieve more – and this goes for sustainability as well. Therefore, we have joined a number of initiatives, associations and organizations both within and outside the industry.

Involvement in associations and initiatives

The manufacturing of our products should be as environmentally friendly and as socially sustainable as possible. The majority of our products are manufactured in the supply chain where as one individual company, we have limited influence over their actions. Only by working together with other outdoor and textile manufacturers, and in association with strong initiatives, can we really achieve much more on many issues. Therefore, we have voluntarily joined several organizations.

In addition to involvement in various initiatives, VAUDE is also a member of a number of associations and organizations. We hold leadership positions in numerous associations while we participate in projects or work in joint ventures with many others. However, we do not make financial resources available far beyond the usual membership fees for any organizations.

The following table provides an overview of the initiatives, organizations and associations that guide our work.

Institution Participation Stakeholder Date of joining
Alliance for Development and Climate Membership Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) 2019
Advisory Council on Environment and Sport at the Federal Ministry for the Environment Advisory Board Business, civil society, municipalities, suppliers 2018
bluesign®system System Partner Manufacturers, material producers, producers, chemical suppliers 2001
Federal German Working Group for Environmentally Friendly Management e.V. (B.A.U.M.) Advisory Board Business 2010
Federal Association of the German Sporting Goods Industry (BSI) , Outdoor Group (FGO) Board of Directors Manufacturers 1992
German Sporting Goods Industry Association (BSI), Sustainability, CSR Working Group Working group Manufacturers 2013
Federal Association of the German Sporting Goods Industry (BSI), AG Public Affairs Working group Manufacturers 2022
German Sustainable Business Association (BNW) Board of Directors Business, Politics 2018
Partnership for Sustainable Textiles Membership Multi-stakeholder initiative consisting of representatives from business, civil society, standards organizations and trade unions 2014
CIPRA Membership Civil Society
Grüne Knopf (Green Button) System Partner Federal Government, civil society, business, BMZ, manufacturer 2019
German Federal Foundation for the Environment (DBU) Board of Trustees Environmental protection associations 2013
Dialog Textile and Clothing (DTB) Membership Business 2008
European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) Membership Manufacturers, producers, material producers, traders, individuals, service bar 2006
European Outdoor Group (EOG) Advisory Board Manufacturers 2013
EOG Supply Chain Decarbonization Project Membership Manufacturers
Fair Wear (based on ILO standards) Membership Trade unions, NGOS, trade associations Textile 2010
Common Good Economy (GWÖ) Membership verschiedene interessierte Input-Geber. Siehe neuer GWÖ-Report 2013
German Fashion Association Membership Manufacturers 2009
GRI User Over 600 international organizations from civil society, business, academia, etc. 2013
Higg Index System Partner Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), entire sports, fashion and outdoor industry seit 2010
SME Advisory Council Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection Advisory Board Federal Government
Science Based Targets Initiative System Partner Business, civil society, municipalities 2019
Südwesttextil e. V. Board of Directors Business 2018
TMC The Mircrofibre Consortium Membership Science, textile industry (brands, manufacturers), testing institutes, associations (EOG) 2020
Entrepreneur initiative "Right to stay through work Supporter Business, civil society, municipalities
Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Supporter BSI, EOG 2019
GRI:   102-12
External initiatives
GRI:   102-13
Membership of associations
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