Sustainability

Sustainability
at a glance

Fair Labor Association accredited.

Scored an 'A' in the Ethical Fashion Report.

Number 2 in the world for materials.

Recycled 6.7 million bottles into our gear.

80% towards our zero waste to landfill target.

Our top 5
sustainability
highlights

Fair Labor Association accredited.

Kathmandu became the first brand in the Southern Hemisphere to be accredited by the Fair Labour Association. Our goal is to set the standards in AU/NZ for workers’ rights, safety and empowerment.

"We commend Kathmandu for its strong commitment to transparency."

sharon waxman

fla president and ceo

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Scored an 'A' in the Ethical Fashion Report.

We went from a B+ to an A on the Ethical Fashion Report. Produced by Baptist World Aid & Tearfund, we were scored on the visibility and transparency across our supply chain.

"We are not about ticking boxes.
We are about making change."

gary shaw

corporate social responsibility manager

Number 2 in the world for materials.

The Textile Exchange ranked us #2 for our use of sustainable materials for the second year running. We improved our uptake of recycled cotton and 100% preferred man-made cellulosics.

Recycled 6.7 million bottles into our gear.

In the past year, Kathmandu has recycled more than 6.7 million plastic bottles into our outdoor gear. Next year we’re aiming for 7.5 million.

The Cotinga backpack. Made with 17 recycled bottles.

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80% towards our zero waste to landfill target.

A few years ago, in the eagerness to run a more sustainable business, Kathmandu set an ambitious zero waste goal – a target that’s already 80% achieved.

“I’m really proud that this year we recycled 100% of plastic polybags across stores in New Zealand.”

oliver milliner

sustainability specialist

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