Teamwork means better results

As a medium-sized company, we know that we can’t make a big impact on global environmental issues. However, we’re convinced that we can make significant and lasting differences worldwide by partnering with others.

Which is why EDELRID works with various non-profit organisations and other partners to improve climbing’s eco footprint.

The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA)

EDELRID has been a member of the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) since 2014. The EOCA is an association of outdoor industry businesses that help to put conservation projects into practice. It was the outdoor industry’s desire to give back to our planet that led to the foundation of the EOCA in July 2006.

Although many European companies had already established their own conservation programmes, this was an opportunity to join forces within the industry itself. As a result, EOCA has supported and allowed local grassroots projects to press ahead with protecting endangered wildlife zones, species, and habitats to a huge extent.

Albrecht von Dewitz Foundation

EDELRID is a founding member of the Albrecht von Dewitz Foundation. The non-profit foundation is based in the Lake Constance region. Its goal is to promote sustainable, ecological, and safe mountaineering.

Its founder, Albrecht von Dewitz, always welcomed innovations in the mountaineering sector with open arms and loved being outdoors. These aspects have fascinated him since he founded VAUDE in 1974. Therefore, it’s only logical that his foundation does the same. Supporting innovations for tomorrow’s world, ensuring safe mountaineering, and protecting the alpine world, are the founder and foundation’s top priorities.

The foundation’s based near Lake Constance and funds both national and international projects and initiatives that meet its criteria.

“We need to join forces with lots of people to tackle mountaineering’s biggest problems – climbers’ safety and conserving the mountains themselves. When I started and expanded VAUDE Sport, I had a lot of luck and noticed how much the support of a wide range of people meant. My foundation’s goal is to shape the future for both sides, by ensuring mountaineers are safer and the mountaineering landscape is preserved."

Albrecht von Dewitz – Vorstand und Gründer