24 February, 2023
The company's first impact report is a comprehensive examination of its sustainability commitments and outlines its path to a better tomorrow through community change and responsible innovation.
Salomon today unveiled its 2022 Impact Report, which offers a comprehensive examination of the brand's sustainability efforts. The report is the first of its kind produced by Salomon and is an in depth examination of how the company conducts its business within the outdoor industry. It includes the company's long-term sustainability commitments, where it currently stands against those goals, and outlines how it will reach them by implementing change through community involvement and innovation. It also explains Salomon's Science Based Targets, which were officially approved in 2022.
"In the past, Salomon has not been very vocal about its commitments, but this has never prevented us from being a responsible company," explains Franco Fogliato, Salomon's President and CEO.
"Being 100% connected to mountain sports since the first day of our existence in 1947, in Annecy, has made us very respectful of our playground nature-and our communities."
In 2021, Salomon released the INDEX.01, the first recyclable running shoe that can be recycled into a ski boot at the end of its life. That same year, in collaboration with Airbus and students from IMT Les Mines in Toulouse, the brand contributed its footwear know-how to the Hopper prosthetic project, which aims to help amputees access the outdoors. Also in 2021, Salomon launched its Sports Pledge for responsible events and athletes.
In 2022, for its 75th anniversary, Salomon celebrated responsible outdoors with local associations and communities in its hometown of Annecy and continued to advance its sustainable objectives.
Sustainability highlights from 2022 included:
Salomon is the first leading snow sports brand to have its Science Based Targets officially approved in 2022 (targeting 50% absolute reduction of Scope 1 & 2 carbon emissions and 30% absolute reduction of Scope 3 carbon emissions by 2030 from a 2019 baseline, net zero by 2050). This comes after publishing Salomon's climate strategy and first ever full carbon footprint.
Mike Douglas, a longtime Salomon athlete and Board Chair of Protect Our Winters Canada, says this collaborative work done by brands and their material suppliers is crucial.
"Part of our mission as it relates to outdoor-minded people is to get the brands and partners we work with to step up and work on cleaning up their own operations, as well as advocating for a cleaner a more sustainable planet." says Douglas, who is also a Salomon Sustainability Ambassador.
Building on its previous Play-Minded Program, Salomon has restructured its path to a responsible tomorrow with a two-pronged approach that places people at the center of its efforts. The company believes change is not possible without evolving its processes and ways of working, equipping its people with science based tools, and ultimately changing its culture.
For 2023, the brand's sustainability focus areas include:
For a full understanding of where Salomon has come from, where the company currently stands, and its path to a responsible tomorrow, read the full 2022 Impact Report on Salomon.com. Pages 17-18 provide a full list of Salomon's progress highlights and mapping against the Sustainable Development Goals.
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