ORTOVOX Again Earns Fair Wear Foundation Leader Status for Ethical, Sustainable Practices

March 6, 2024

BOULDER, Colo. (March 6, 2024)/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – ORTOVOX, a mountain sports brand known for its commitment to safety and sustainability, has been awarded Leader Status by the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) for the fifth time. This achievement recognizes ORTOVOX’s ongoing dedication to ethical and sustainable practices throughout its entire supply chain.

“To be awarded Leader Status by the Fair Wear Foundation for the fifth time since 2018 truly means the world to us,” says Katrin Bauer, director of corporate social responsibility (CSR) at ORTOVOX. “This recognition underscores the success of our continuous efforts to operate responsibly and uphold our unwavering commitment to ethical sourcing.”

In 2023, ORTOVOX focused its CSR efforts on implementing a robust risk management system to evaluate various factors within its supply chain. This evaluation allows ORTOVOX to allocate resources efficiently and strategically, prioritizing areas posing the greatest social and environmental risks.

“Our newly established risk management system strengthens our commitment to social responsibility and corporate due diligence, embedding these values even deeper within our company culture,” says Bauer. “We recognize our pioneering role and remain dedicated to continuous improvement across our purchasing practices, risk management protocols and internal processes.”

ORTOVOX’s dedication to responsible practices has earned the brand a remarkable score, placing the Germany-based manufacturer firmly within the highest achievable ranking, the Leader category. The FWF specifically commended ORTOVOX’s efforts in sourcing strategies and transparent communication, alongside its commitment to ensuring fair living wages at all production facilities. For more information visit: https://www.fairwear.org/brands/ORTOVOX.

About ORTOVOX: Founded in 1980, ORTOVOX is a leading German mountain brand renowned for its expertise in avalanche rescue equipment and wool apparel designed for various mountain activities. The brand is dedicated to protection and comfort in the mountains while prioritizing responsible practices towards people and nature. ORTOVOX’s commitment to safety extends to its employees, animals on its Tasmanian merino farms, and eco-friendly product manufacturing. For more information, visit www.ortovox.com.

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