Our Sustainability Strategy

  1. 01MATERIALS
  2. 02FACILITIES
  3. 03OFFSETS
  4. 04ADVOCACY
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We make and sell stuff. That creates pollution. It is Peak Design's responsibility to clean up that mess, and find ways to make less mess in the first place. This is our sustainability strategy, and we want it to be yours, too.

MATERIALS

We avoid materials that are bad for the planet.

Recycled Textiles

Recycled Textiles

Most PD bags made in or after 2018 have a 100% recycled nylon shell, and we’re currently sourcing recycled interior materials.

Recycled Alumnimum Transition

Recycled Alumnimum Transition

We’re currently researching suppliers of recycled aluminum, with transition plans for 2019.

OIA Sustainability

OIA Sustainability Working Group

Through the Outdoor Industry Association, we work with other companies to create sustainability tools to share with the broader industry.

Restricted Substances

Restricted Substances List

We test our products against REI's Restricted Substances List (RSL), which specifies banned or restricted materials and exceeds many regulatory requirements.

BlueSign

BLUESIGN SYSTEM PARTNER

We're working towards Bluesign Certification by partnering with Bluesign to source sustainable materials across our soft goods supply chain.

FACILITIES

We help our factories run clean and treat workers well.

Factory Code of Conduct

Factory Code of Conduct

We adopted official standards for worker treatment, pay, safety, and conditions, and help our partner factories meet or exceed them.

3rd Party Audits

3rd Party Social Audits

We invest in 3rd party on-site audits to keep us and our factories accountable to meeting worker treatment standards.

OFFSETS

We offset all the carbon we emit and have ever emitted.

Scope Offsets

Scope 1-3 Offsets

As of 2018, Peak Design is fully carbon neutral. We offset our scopes 1, 2, and 3 emissions—the full carbon footprint our business activity generates, from resource extraction to finished product delivery—by purchasing verified offsets in landfill gas capture and avoided deforestation.

Historical Carbon Offset

Historical Carbon Offset

We hired 3rd party experts to calculate our total historical scopes 1-3 carbon emissions from 2011 to present. We purchased verified offsets for all emissions, plus an additional 20%.

Carbon Offset

Certified Carbon Offset

We believe all businesses can and should be carbon neutral, and we’re actively developing tools to make that easier. Learn more at Offset.org (coming soon).

Advocacy

We speak up, and put our money where our mouth is.

1% for the Planet

1% FOR THE PLANET

As 1% For The Planet members, we donate 1% of our annual revenue to grassroots environmental nonprofits.

Conservation Alliance

CONSERVATION ALLIANCE

As Conservation Alliance members, we fund and advocate for initiatives to preserve wild places, and lobby D.C. politicians to protect public lands.

Giveashot

Give a shot

We designed, built, and continue to maintain GiveAShot.org, a site that matches creatives with environmental organizations in need of visual assets.

Support Creatives

Supporting Creatives

We support photographers and filmmakers in conservation efforts. Notable projects include Grizzly Country and Irreparable Harm.

Now make it yours

This strategy and toolkit doesn’t belong to us. It was created by experts and industry leaders for all to use. We use the heck out of it, and we think you should too. Here’s where we recommend you start.

01. Tax yourself. Join 1% For The Planet, and commit to donating 1% of your revenue to environmental nonprofits.

02. Estimate your footprint. Use a 3rd party auditor like 3degrees or Carbonfund.org to estimate your Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions.

03. Offset your footprint. Offsetting your historic carbon emissions and all emissions moving forward is cheaper and easier than you think. We use and recommend Carbonfund.org and Bonneville Environmental Foundation.

04. Surround yourself with experts. Joint the OIA Sustainability Working Group and participate in bi-annual meetings.

05. Become an expert yourself. Read OIA’s Social Responsibility Guide.

06. Look under the hood. Audit your factories for worker safety and pay. We use and recommend Arche Advisors.

07. Set the bar. Develop a code of conduct for your factories to adhere to. Invest in audits to hold you and your partners accountable. You can use our code of conduct as a template.

08. Reduce your impact. Use the Higgs MSI product tool to see how your materials add up in terms of impact. Review the Restricted Substances List with your design and manufacturing team. Get a lifecycle assessment of your current materials through BlueSign. Reducing impact is a critical part of any sustainability strategy, but it takes time. A strategy focused solely on reducing is one that ignores the immediate actions you can take.