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La Sportiva has been operating for over 80 years in the environmentally fascinating region of the Val di Fiemme, a valley situated at the foothills of the Dolomites. Such a location fosters a strong sense of responsibility for both social and environmental issues. These have always played a vital role within the company as it strives to make use of low environmental impact technology and production methods. This is further enhanced by the ISO certification which puts the focus on the environment and requires businesses to employ eco–friendly solutions. We are always in search of new technologies, methods and materials which allow us to update and improve our products and the way we “live” the mountains. In doing so we pay particular attention to any solutions that help reduce waste material and CO2 emission.
In 2003 La Sportiva adopted the eco-sustainable certification ISO 14001 which evaluates all environmental aspects linked with the company: from the production plants at the headquarters in Ziano di Fiemme, to the quality of finished materials. This certification also guarantees the company’s commitment to reducing negative environmental impact. This has led to the introduction of a variety of solutions such as a carbon active filter system, water based glues and the recycling of 50% of production waste.
Innovation and passion also means respecting the environment for which products are manufactured by La Sportiva. Finally, via its American Headquarters in Boulder, Colorado, the company gives its support to a number of eco-friendly initiatives, all of which can be viewed on the La Sportiva North America Website: www.sportiva.com
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