Amer Sports is a sporting goods company with internationally-recognized brands including Salomon, Arc’teryx, Atomic, Suunto and Wilson. Amer Sports is committed to sustainability and seeks to conduct its business in a continuously more sustainable manner. This can be shown through the increasing commitment led by the brands.
In May 2021, Arc’teryx launched ReBirdTM – a new program that connects guests to the brand’s ongoing initiatives in circularity, including upcycling, resale, and care and repair. ReBirdTM marks an organization-wide commitment to shift away from a take-make-waste economy by continuously seeking to adopt and evolve a circular way of operating. It also contributes to the brand’s Science-Based Targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 65% by 2030.
Salomon has developed their Play Minded Program, a sustainability program with key objectives for 2025, including reducing their carbon footprint per value and committing to 100% of new Salomon products being designed to one or several of our circular economy principles. In 2021, they unveiled the Index 01, a running shoe designed to be sent back to the company at the end of its life to be recycled into new materials.
Wilson has changed the way tennis balls are made with the introduction of their Triniti ball, a tennis ball that comes packaged in carton instead of plastic and that maintains a fresh ball feel for up to 4x times longer. More recently, they co-launched Game On Recycling, a sport equipment recycling pilot program in Australia.
And now, Amer Sports Australia and all its employees are proud to add to the organisation’s goal by becoming LOCO2 100% certified.
What does LowCO2 certification mean?
By meeting the requirements of LowCO2 certification under the NoCO2 Program; Amer Sports Australia can display and use the LowCO2 logo and refer to their certification with CRI. Amer Sports Australia have measured and fully offset their operational emissions and therefore is a LowCO2 100% business.
Amer Sports Australia is a LowC02 business certified by the Carbon Reduction Institute (CRI) under the NoCO2 Program. To achieve certification and become a low carbon business, Amer Sports Australia undertook the following process:
- Commissioned a LowCO2 audit from CRI to measure their operational carbon footprint for the 2020 financial year (FY2020). CRI’s LowCO2 audit follows the standards outlined by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (1).
- Committed to an ongoing program of reducing and offsetting their operational emissions in approved carbon offsetting programs, and
- Committed to ongoing annual auditing of their emissions.
What Carbon Credit Projects does Amer Sports Australia purchase offsets from?
Developing Nations Cookstoves:
The Cookstoves in Developing Nations project disseminates efficient wood and charcoal cookstoves to reduce dependency on traditional biomass fuels. By replacing traditional cookstoves with fuel-efficient stoves in households and restaurants, the project reduces greenhouse gas emissions, relieves pressure on local forests, assists in reducing the incidence of chronic respiratory disease and improves livelihoods in poor communities.
Cookstoves in Developing Nations sources Verified Carbon Standard and Gold Standard carbon credits from Africa, Central & South America, China and Southeast Asia.