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Our Product

The health of riders and the environment is our priority, and our product efforts reflect that. We strive to build the most durable product, reduce raw material usage, increase safe chemistry, and improving emissions quality.

bluesign®

Going forward, Burton has a brand goal of achieving 100% bluesign® softgoods, so you can trust that we’re doing the right thing and that you’re buying the safest and most environmentally responsible product. As the industry comes together, and more companies adopt the bluesign® System, the future becomes a little brighter for everyone.

Lifetime Warranty & Durable Goods

We know that the most sustainable product is the one that lasts. Many of our products have lifetime warranties—like our bags and most of our outerwear—and for everything else, it still includes our W48 Warranty to make sure we’ll have your product repaired or replaced within 48 hours of receiving it.

End of Life

In addition to our lifetime warranties, we are working to design our products for end of life solutions. If a product comes back, we first aim to repair it, but if we must replace it, we work to keep everything out of the landfill. Last year, we saved 60-85% of every board from the landfill by upcycling into things like the sample holders for our local breweries, shelving units, and employee name tags. We’re also entering into a partnership with our local trash hauler to grind up all of our used product for reuse.

Environmentally-Preferred Materials

We use life cycle assessment (LCA) software to improve where it matters most. LCA is a detailed look at our full product cycle from the point of extracting the natural resources through manufacturing, transport and end of life. By using LCA software, we can hone in on what matters most. Our industry-leading LCA initiatives guide us to the highest impact materials we can improve. So we are targeting things like 100% bluesign® approved product (we are now at 80% of outerwear, 50% of layering and other components throughout softgoods) and we source our snowboard cores from responsibly managed sources that are FSC™ certified. We are also using recycled and organic materials wherever possible to reduce our impact.

bluesign®                Responsibly Sourced Down                Sustainably Harvested Wood                Packaging


bluesign®

bluesign® is the leading standard for textiles that are guaranteed to meet the highest standards for the environment, factory workers and consumers. We start with the safest chemicals and materials strictly approved by scientists. We then make our goods at natural resource-efficient factories that are fully inspected to not waste water and give off only clean air and water emissions. We want to get to 100% bluesign® and are proud that we are getting close.



Responsibly Sourced Down

In an effort to improve animal welfare in the apparel and outerwear industry, we have moved to 100% responsibly sourced down. In order to source down responsibly, we request that our suppliers audit all the way back to the parent farms where the birds are raised to first produce eggs, and follow it through to the manufacturing of the final product. This validation process is moderated by a third party, ensuring that every feather originates from ethically treated ducks and geese.



Sustainably Harvested Wood

Wood snowboard cores are one of the most important materials in our snowboards, so we took the steps to fully certify our supply chain to ensure that 100% of our snowboard cores are made from responsibly harvested wood that meets the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC).



Packaging

We set out to reduce our packaging by 25% over three years and while we didn’t quite hit our target, we have made some huge improvements that saved hundreds of thousands of pounds of paper. We have also moved to a policy requiring all internal teams to specify packaging that can be recycled and has a minimum of 80% post-consumer recycled paper.

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