2020 Sustainability Goals
– Our Playground –
When it comes to protecting our playground, we’re keyed in on action and advocacy. We're aiming to achieve a 20% reduction in carbon emissions and divert 75% of our waste from the landfill by 2020 at global headquarters. The Burton US Open has been carbon neutral since 2017 and will be zero waste by 2020. And we're doubling our repairs to reach at least 40% of our warranty claims. Most importantly, we 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 like Protect Our Winters to advocate for strong climate policy, we’re committed to being as earth-friendly as possible while maximizing our positive impact.
Burton is a leadership member of the Outdoor Industry Association's Sustainability Working Group, which tackles a range of industry issues – such as chemicals management, social responsibility, animal welfare, and circular economy – in a pre-competitive, collaborative manner. We have been active in the development of the HIGG Index, which is a suite of tools for companies to measure and benchmark sustainability performance of a material, product, facility, or brand.