The European Outdoor Group (EOG) had announced earlier that The Scandinavian Outdoor Group (SOG) had also signed up to support its sustainability charter. The move was unanimously agreed at the SOG's recent annual meeting, so that pursuing the aspirations set out in the charter has become part of the membership criteria for the Swedish-based group with 64 member companies from across the Nordic countries. Launched in 2016, the EOG's sustainability charter sets out an understanding of good corporate citizenship and responsibility, and it articulates stages toward best practice. The voluntary charter, which does not set out to be prescriptive, was developed by the European association's CSR and Sustainability Council, in partnership with key external stakeholders.