The VAUDE brand stands for respect in all its interaction with others and with nature. This family-run business based in Tettnang has set its sights on becoming Europe’s most sustainable outdoor brand by the year 2015, so that sportsmen and women of today and those to come can enjoy nature to the fullest. We have been working with the strict environmental bluesign® system since 2001, which monitors the entire textile manufacturing chain. We were also the first Outdoor company to receive EMAS certification.
The VAUDE Green Shape guarantee denotes our products that are especially environmentally friendly and resource-conserving. VAUDE is on the way to gradually transitioning to environmentally-friendly manufacturing for its entire product range. Since 2012, the company headquarters in Tettnang and all products manufactured there have been climate neutral.
Social responsibility is a strong focus at VAUDE as well. As an employer, VAUDE supports its employees in creating a successful work-life balance. This is why VAUDE has an on-site company childcare center, kindergarten, flexible working models, part-time, home-office and job-sharing options. The numbers prove that our efforts are worth it: 60% of our employees are women, 40% of management positions are filled by women. VAUDE is dedicated to fair working conditions throughout the world, such as through its membership in the Fair Wear Foundation.
Dr. Antje von Dewitz, CEO VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co., KG