The Oberalp Group has recently published its 2020 Sustainability Report and reaffirmed its commitment to a comprehensive strategy that focuses on employee wellness, safe factory conditions, philanthropy and environmental sustainability. The group has released its Sustainability Report for the sixth consecutive year. Despite the challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, the group was able to live up to a rigorous set of standards for sustainability and social responsibility in 2020, the company said.
Highlights of the 2020 report include the launch of the new brand LaMunt, a mountain sports brand “by women for women” that uses either natural materials, recycled materials or PFC-free durable weather-resistant treatments in all of its products. Also in 2020, the Oberalp Group attained “Leader” status from the Fair Wear Foundation for the fourth consecutive year for its work in improving factory working conditions. In addition, the company eliminated the use of perfluorochemicals (PFCs) from its proprietary Powertex waterproof membranes starting from the spring/summer 2020 collection. Other highlights from Oberalp’s 2020 Sustainability Report include the extension of social monitoring to the group’s hardware factories in Taiwan and the construction of a new laboratory for performing physical tests.
Alongside a new edition of its Sustainability Report, Oberalp has also released its 2021 Sustainability Handbook, an interactive tool for consumers to consider ways to impact their choices and actions positively.
The Oberalp Group, based in Bolzano, Italy, owns a series of mountain sports brands, including Salewa, Dynafit, Pomoca, Wild Country, Evolv and LaMunt. The family-owned group employs nearly 700 people worldwide.