Social & sustainability obligations
The support of our factory partners is critical to maintain and advance our social and sustainability standards. We obligate all our major factory partners and suppliers to adhere to our Code Of Conduct and submit to a Social & Environmental Responsibility Audit. We also mandate all factory partners abide by our Chemical Policy and Restricted Substance List (RSL) to assure the safety standards of the materials used in our production.
Code Of Conduct
Working with the Swiss company EA Shaping Environmental Action, we designed and implemented a strong Code Of Conduct document that all our major suppliers are obligated to adhere to. The Code Of Conduct has five core social responsibility subjects.
Fair operating practices
Chemical Policy + Restricted Substance List
We work closely with the Outdoor Industry Association and other leading testing laboratories to understand, reduce and eliminate chemicals of concern used in the manufacturing of our products. Our Chemical Policy outlines the regulatory or legislative requirements that all our materials must meet or exceed and our RSL lists the substances that we’ve voluntarily restricted or limited in our products.
Our snowboard factory partner has also developed an efficient MSDS (hazardous chemical) management system. All employees that handle chemicals are well trained and all MSDS documentation is linked to their overall Environmental Management System that helps them adhere to all international regulations such as BSSL, PROP 65 and REACH.