Environment & Animal Protection

Fair Wear Foundation
The FWF supports our commitment for higher work and social standards within the supply chain and is screening our efforts continuously.
bluesign®
We trust the bluesign® standard, the most demanding environment standard for textile products, with the optimization of our production processes.
Responsible Down Standard
To guarantee animal welfare within the supply chain, we are using only certified down and feathers since June 2015.
Textilbuendnis
The "Textilbündnis" is a German initiative started by the Bundesregierung and founded in October 2014.
  • Fair Wear Foundation
    The FWF supports our commitment for higher work and social standards within the supply chain and is screening our efforts continuously.
  • bluesign®
    We trust the bluesign® standard, the most demanding environment standard for textile products, with the optimization of our production processes.
  • Responsible Down Standard
    To guarantee animal welfare within the supply chain, we are using only certified down and feathers since June 2015.
  • Textilbuendnis
    The "Textilbündnis" is a German initiative started by the Bundesregierung and founded in October 2014.

The Deuter Social Report

At Deuter we are privileged to be very passionate about our work and our products since all of us are loving the outdoors. Our products make it better, safer and more enjoyable to spend your time outside and make sure for a good experience. Very important to us is yet the close partnership with our manufacturers who support us with their expertise - in development, production or our social responsibility.

Social Report 2016

Social Report 2015

Social Report 2014

FWF Brand Performance Check

The bluesign® standard

Deuter has been a bluesign® partner since 2008.

To optimize our production processes we are working with the bluesign® standard - the strictest environmental standard for textile products worldwide.

The bluesign® standard is not only the strictest standard for environmental protection but also for safety at work and consumer protection. In contrast to other eco-labels, the bluesign® standard does not monitor the final product for contaminants or residues of chemical pollutants but concentrates on the manufacturing process itself and every component of it.

Throughout the production process, beginning with the raw materials till the final product, we are looking for optimization potential regarding material usage, energy and water use, handling of chemicals, noise, waste and wastewater as well as safety at work.

More information about the bluesign® standard can be found here: www.bluesign.com

European Outdoor Conservation Association

Deuter is one of the founding members of the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA)

EOCA is a non-profit organisation of the European outdoor industry supporting conservation projects around the world.

More information on outdoorconservation.eu/

Responsible Down Standard

To ensure the appropriate animal welfare through our supply chain
Um die artgerechte Haltung und den Tierschutz in unserer Lieferkette sicherzustellen, verwenden wir seit Juni 2015 nur noch zertifizierte Daunen und Federn.

Bei der Produktion unserer Schlafsäcke verwenden wir hauptsächlich Synthetikfasern, lediglich bei 16 % kommen Daunen zum Einsatz. Dieses Naturprodukt bietet im Vergleich zu Kunstfasern immer noch die beste Isolierung, besonders wenn das Verhältnis von geringem Gewicht zu hoher Wärmeleistung betrachtet wird.

Durch Lebendrupf und Stopfmast kann es bei der Daunengewinnung zu schwerwiegenden Verletzungen der Tiere kommen. Um diese Risiken zu minimieren haben wir von Anfang an ausschließlich Daunen verwendet, die als Abfallprodukt in der chinesischen Nahrungsmittelindustrie anfallen.

Seit Juni 2015 gehen wir noch einen Schritt weiter und kaufen ausschließlich Daunen, die nach dem Responsible Down Standard (RDS) zertifiziert wurden. Dabei muss die gesamte Produktions- und Lieferkette vom Küken über die gesäuberten Daunen bis zum fertigen Schlafsack im Sportgeschäft nachvollziehbar sein. Transparenz ist das oberste Ziel. Jeder einzelne Produktionsstandort weltweit wird von unabhängigen, professionellen Prüfern besucht und bewertet. Wenn in allen Phasen der Tierschutz beachtet wird, erfüllt der Schlafsack die Vorgaben des RDS-Zertifikats (Responsible Down Standard). Weitere Informationen dazu gibt es hier: textileexchange.org

Textile Alliance

Since June 2015 Deuter is member of the alliance for sustainable textiles.

The "Textilbündnis" (textile alliance) is an initiative started by the German government in October 2014. The members out of economy, civil society, standard organisations and union aim at social, ecological and economical improvements within the textile supply chain.

More information on textilbuendnis.com

Deuter Headquarter

The headquarter in Gersthofen near Augsburg Deuter moved into at the end of 2012 meets high environmental standards.

Social Responsibility

Textilbuendnis

A new textile alliance

The Partnership for Sustainable Textiles was founded in October 2014 by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. The multi-stakeholder initiative has proclaimed the primary objective to bundle expertise and market power to implement social, environmental and economic improvements throughout the entire supply chain. It aims at benefitting from synergies, tackling challenges more efficiently and thus improving the conditions in the producer countries. The alliance has formulated standards for all production stages and the members are obliged to make an active contribution to the implementation of the standards. Deuter has joined the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles in June 2015.