“To us, a Swiss mountaineering company, an intact environment and mountain landscape is of great importance, and not only from a business point of view. We are at home in the Alps and are passionate about the mountains. Mammut lives by and for nature” (quote from Rolf Schmid, CEO of Mammut Sports Group).
Environmental responsibility in its core business is a key task within corporate responsibility for Mammut. At the same time, it represents one of the biggest challenges since the production of our outdoor equipment is very complex. Many environmental actions have already been implemented at a business and product level, but there is still a lot to do.
“To us, a Swiss mountaineering company, an intact environment and mountain landscape is of great importance, and not only from a business point of view. We are at home in the Alps and are passionate about the mountains. Mammut lives by and for nature”
Mammut stands for the quality, functionality and safety of its products. Customers can rely on their Mammut equipment in any situation, whether out on the ice or on the rock face. Meanwhile we aim for our products to leave the smallest possible ecological footprint.
Conventional cotton cultivation often has very negative effects on people and nature. NGOs not only criticize the high water consumption in agriculture. They also point out the intensive use of chemicals to control weeds and vermin on the cotton field.
Mammut has always firmly rejected down from unethical sources. For this reason, we insist that our suppliers commit to our principles. Since spring 2012 we have been working with our suppliers as well as the non-profit organization Four Paws to optimize our supply chain. Specific steps have already been taken.
Don’t waste a thing! Used plastic bottles provide the raw material for the production of various materials. Mammut also uses them, for instance in the Mammut Alpine Mountain product line.
Used clothes are not yet worn out. That is why we partner with I:CO and collect all used outdoor equipmement in Mammut Stores in Switzerland and Germany.
In our business and daily work, each individual can contribute to greater environmental awareness and sustainability. In some cases, all it takes is raising awareness, in others greater investment is required. Here is an overview the wide range of actions Mammut has already implemented.