The European Outdoor Group (EOG) has secured further international backing for its Sustainability Charter with four national associations from Poland, Spain, The Netherlands and Russia signing up for the initiative, which calls for good corporate citizenship and environmental responsibility among its member associations.
The Ecotextiles News report also says that nearly 75 percent of the EOG membership has now signed up to the charter, including every individual member of the Scandinavian Outdoor Group. The aim is to achieve 100 per cent support by the end of the year.
At its annual assembly meeting in Munich ahead of the on-going ISPO exhibition the EOG also confirmed it has allocated more resources to a portfolio of CSR and sustainability projects. These include work on the issue of textile microfibers, on-going support for a project to develop an industrial pilot plant for the chemical recycling of polyester using microwaves and an initiative to remove single-use plastics from the outdoor industry supply chain.