EOG and OIA co-ordinate sustainability efforts

The European Outdoor Group and the Outdoor Industry Association have announced a commitment to work together on sustainability.
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Zug, Switzerland, 28 September – The European Outdoor Group (EOG) and the Outdoor Industry Association(OIA) have recently made a commitment to cooperate on the two organisations individual sustainability projects ensuring the production of complementary tools for the outdoor sectors companies. The aim is to facilitate cross-adoption throughout the industry and optimise stakeholder engagement.

To this end, Anne Girard from Petzl, who is co-chair of the EOG's Sustainability Working Group and Jill Dumain from Patagonia, who is chair of the OIA Sustainability and Fair Labor Advisory Council will lead the coordination efforts between the two groups.

Anne Girard commented, “Informally the two organisations have been working together since inception, but we have now reached a formal agreement which will bring clarity to the relationship, over the coming weeks we will aim to find ways that the various committees can work together to ensure a cohesive approach to sustainability for the whole industry.”

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The European Outdoor Group is an association set up to represent the common interests of the European outdoor industry.
Founded in 2003 the European Outdoor Group has 48 members, which include some of the largest brands in the world. The combined strength of the member brands, and a close cooperation with national outdoor associations, provides an extremely powerful force to represent the whole European outdoor industry in a constructive and positive manner.

Further information about the European Outdoor Group can be found on the website:
www.europeanoutdoorgroup.com
Or contact Vanessa Knowles, Tel: +44 1942 886402, vanessa.knowles@europeanoutdoorgroup.com

The Sustainability Working Group was established at an open meeting at the OutDoor fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany in 2008. The Steering Group of the SWG is currently made up of representatives from adidas, Vaude, Mammut, W L Gore, Odlo, Salomon, Haglöfs, The North Face, Deuter, Globetrotter, Petzl, Bever Zwerfsport and the European Outdoor Group.

Further information about the Sustainability Working Group can be found on the website:
www.europeanoutdoorsustainability.org
Or contact Vanessa Knowles, Tel: +44 1942 886402, vanessa.knowles@europeanoutdoorgroup.com

Information on the OIA Sustainability and Fair Labor Advisory Council can be found at:
www.outdoorindustry.org/research.working.php?action=detail&researh_id+53

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