Here are our Social, Environmental and Product quality commitments to set up the foundation for a healthy future.
Born in Norway - engineered in Switzerland, sustainability has always been a part of our brand‘s DNA. The company’s three core values are responsibility, action and transparency - and they reflect ODLO‘s philosophy.
Knut Are Høgberg, CEO of ODLO
"Sustainability is all about the future. I want to look my children in the eye and say we are now taking the right actions to respect both people and mother nature, so that eventually their children also can enjoy a fair and healthy planet."
As a global acting sportswear apparel brand with our own factories, we take our responsibility seriously so that everyone can enjoy sporting activities long into the future.
Our commitment to sustainability is translated into action, contributing to change. We cannot do this alone. Therefore, we act through collaboration and equal partnership to help move the industry forward.
We stand by what we do. We communicate our commitment, the measures we take and the progress we achieve.
As early as the 1990s, ODLO signed a code of conduct with its manufacturers. In 2009 it was revised to get in line with the requirements of the Fair Wear Foundation and was re-signed by each of the manufacturers. This most restrictive code on the market is based on the conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Since 2016, ODLO has been a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, a multi-stakeholder initiative of the global footwear and apparel industry. The Higg Index is the group’s tool of measurement for sustainability.
ODLO is committed to ensuring that these natural products are obtained using fair production methods. Practices such as „mulesing“ are strictly forbidden when sourcing wool. The down used is a by-product of the meat production industry and is guaranteed not to involve live plucking or force-feeding.
ODLO products are made to last. An important part of a textile product‘s total environmental impact is related to how long the product can be used before it is worn out. ODLO only manufactures and sells products that are guaranteed to be durable and long-lasting.
ODLO only works with material suppliers who are Ökotex and/or bluesign-certified, have their own certified testing facilities or work very closely with an independent laboratory. Not only the materials, but also the entire range of the company‘s underwear and base layer ranges are certified with Oekotex Standard 100.