Vaude has published its sustainability report for 2011 after a renewed environmental management and audit scheme was validated by an independent environmental verifier. One hundred percent of the electricity Vaude uses in production, logistics and administration at its headquarters in Tettnang comes from renewable sources. Since 2009, the company has been able to reduce its corporate carbon footprint by 40 percent. In the framework of the company's product philosophy “Green Shape,” which is a seal of approval for products being manufactured especially eco-friendly, Vaude is focusing on the development of environmentally friendly products with regard to its product line. From summer 2012, 43.5 percent of Vaude's product line will be manufactured with the Green Shape seal. Only products made of at least 90 percent organic cotton, recycled material or the wood fiber Tencel; dyed with the eco-friendly coloration procedure Vaude eColor; or complying with Bluesign, the strictest environmental standard for textiles worldwide, will be certified with Vaude's Green Shape seal of approval. The Foundation for the German Sustainability Award voted Vaude among the top three companies in the category most sustainable strategy for the future, taking only small and medium-sized enterprises in Germany into account. The winner will be announced at the final awards ceremony in Düsseldorf in November.