Sustainability for ropes
Every year, more than 100 tonnes of CO2 emissions are generated in the rope works at Mammut’s headquarters These are being offset by a myclimate project for climate-efficient stoves in Peru.
What is the issue?
Climate change is a complex issue that poses challenges for both governments and companies. Which makes it even more surprising to realise just how much can be achieved with limited resources. For example, by constructing simpler but more energy-efficient stoves in Peru.
What does Mammut do?
Since 2008, Mammut has been offsetting the CO2 emissions generated in its rope production. The company’s rope operations are still located at its headquarters in Seon, Switzerland. The 132 tonnes of CO2 emissions generated by its rope production in 2009 (excluding polyamide and yarn production), were offset in Peru in partnership with the myclimate non-profit foundation.
In the course of this project, more than 29,000 stoves have already been built. In total, more than 175,000 tonnes of CO2 have been saved over a period of seven years in several Peruvian provinces.
Mammut is already active in Peru beyond the myclimate project: As a partner of the “Cooperación Alpinista Suiza – Perú”, we are supporting the Peruvian associations for mountain guides and trekking guides with Mammut core know-how and equipment. We want to contribute to a safe and sustainable mountain sport in Peru, a country which is renowned for its impressive mountain landscape.