We are striving for an industry that is climate neutral, free from harmful chemicals, responsibly using resources, discharging safe emissions, and maintaining ethical supply chains.
The EOG climate action work has been developed in response to global reports on climate change, the goals set out in the 2015 Paris Agreement and increasing consumer interest in sustainability. By addressing climate change now, we have the opportunity to drive innovation in materials, technologies and product use; influence regulation and legislation; reduce supply chain disruption; and benefit from engagement with climate conscious customers.
The Outdoor Retailer Climate Commitment (ORCC) is a voluntary network of retailers in the European products industry who believe that climate change is one of the most important issues in our society and that the outdoor sector needs to lead the way in climate protection.
Industry-wide problems demand an industry-sized response. For this reason over 45 brands and retailers from the outdoor industry are working together to take responsibility for their single use plastic poly bags. Started in 2018, the Single Use Plastics Project, has sought to research and assess the impact of plastic bags in the supply chain of outdoor clothing and equipment, and to work swiftly towards making a meaningful impact on the problem.
The European Outdoor group provides a wide range of courses, projects and reports for members and the wider industry.
This training programme, tailored for the outdoor sector, equips practitioners with a thorough theoretical understanding of Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD), as well as the expertise, tools and confidence to embed HRDD into organisations and supply chains.
Today apparel brands and retailers – and all companies working with textile and apparel – are expected to have a robust and credible climate action strategy. To ensure companies understand the importance of climate action for business success and to help them quickly get up to speed on what is required to accelerate their climate work, STICA is now offering a Kickstarting Climate Action webinar series. The series provides companies with an introduction to climate action as well as tips on how to start working with climate action.
The European Outdoor Group has a wide range of Projects and Workgroups open to members and the wider outdoor sector.
The European Outdoor group work closely with a number of associations, publications and national bodies to offer special access, discounts and opportunities to our members.
The EOG work with national and international agencies to support and advise the implementation of policy for our members and the wider sector.
This voluntary Sustainability Charter outlines the European Outdoor Group’s (EOG) understanding of what good corporate citizenship and responsibility entails.
There does not exist a single, unified, and globally recognised pre-defined path, tool or methodology to undertake this voluntary journey. This is particularly the case for a group of brands as diverse as those represented in the EOG. As a consequence, we encourage each member (and the outdoor industry as a whole) to establish what is the most suitable sustainability-related approach for each of them individually.
The voluntary EOG Sustainability Charter aspires to be a support and guidance for any such decisions.