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2020 Sustainability Goals

– Our Playground –

When it comes to protecting our playground, we’re keyed in on action and advocacy. By 2020, we’ll achieve a 20% reduction in carbon emissions and divert 75% of our waste from the landfill. The Burton US Open will be carbon neutral and we’ll repair at least 40% of our warranty claims. Most importantly, we’ll use our momentum to set an example and speak out on policy issues that impact our people and the environment.

We’re rapidly minimizing our impact on the planet. We focus on practical change and constant progression, both locally and globally. By greening our own house and collaborating with other industry leaders to impact global policy, we’re committed to being as earth-friendly as possible.

Climate Change

We are proud that our global headquarters is in Burlington, Vermont, where 100% of the energy is sourced from renewable sources. We have committed to reducing our Scope 1 and Scope 2 carbon footprint at our global headquarters by 20% by the year 2020. In order to do that, we’re installing a new rooftop solar array, running full energy audits, and upgrading our lighting to energy efficient fixtures. Thanks to our Sustainability Team and our partners at Vail Mountain Resort, 2017 was our first year for a carbon-neutral Burton US Open, which we'll continue going forward. Since employee transportation impacts our carbon footprint, we promote “creative commuting,” and we’ve won state and national awards for our efforts. We keep a fleet of free loaner bikes available, have charging stations for electric cars, tune employees’ bikes, and offer preferred parking for bikers and carpoolers.

Protect Our Winters

We are proud to be one of the largest donors to Protect Our Winters (POW). CEO Donna Carpenter is on POW’s Board of Directors, and we work closely to educate and inspire people to take action on climate change through campaigns such as #phoneitin and #dropinandvote that were kicked off at the Burton US Open.

Waste Reduction

In 2012, we set out to reduce landfill waste at our Vermont headquarters by 50% in three years. This goal was accomplished in less than one year by instituting 30 composting and recycling stations throughout HQ. In our internal “Kick the Can” campaign, employees gave up their personal trash cans for a custom mason jar that fast-lanes them to the keg at company parties. We conduct covert waste-sorts, in which we secretly save our office waste for three days and then have employees dress up in hazmat suits and sort through it to find opportunities for improvement. By year two of this initiative, we reduced our office waste by another 20%. By 2020, we aim to divert 75% of waste generated at headquarters away from landfills, and we’ve already reached 59%.

Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy

We’re greening up locally, but we also realize the importance of taking a stance on global issues that are important to us. To that end, we've partnered with BICEP to join a coalition of iconic brands that are standing up and saying that businesses want climate change policy. We do regular policy work with them, including our twice annual trips to Capitol Hill to speak directly with White House staff and legislators on the need for environmental protection.

Sustainability Collaboration

Burton is a very active member in the Outdoor Industry Association's Sustainability Working Group and has been a leading company in the development of the HIGG tool: A sustainability measurement system that will allow brands, factories, and customers a singular and comprehensive look at the sustainability of each product.

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