Berghaus has hired Elaine Gardiner as its corporate sustainability officer, to increase the company's focus on CSR (corporate social responsibility) issues. The company already has a CSR strategy, and acts within the range of initiatives led in that area by Pentland Brands, its parent company. However, the position of corporate sustainability officer is new at Berghaus. Gardiner, who will report to the chief operating officer, James Harris, will work closely with the product and sourcing teams to review the various phases in the design, development and production processes. She will coordinate Berghaus' ongoing contribution to Pentland's work in this area as well as the collaboration with the sustainability team at the European Outdoor Group. Prior to joining Berghaus, Gardiner worked at Procter & Gamble, WWF, the Carbon Disclosure Project and Net Balance Sustainability Consultancy. Among other initiatives, Berghaus is launching a range of ECO Woven clothing in spring 2015, which uses a production method that is said to save considerably on water and chemicals, while also reducing CO2 emissions.