German Sustainability award in 2011 and nominated in 2012, VFS Ethics award in 2011, Dr. Antje von Dewitz receives the B.A.U.M.-Umweltpreis (award for environmental commitment) in 2012.
VAUDE owns a large research and development lab (with a climate chamber) where products can be tested before they go into production.
Publication of eco-profiles and mark on products that fulfill Bluesign standards, which represents 38% of products and the same accounts for Green Shape Products.
- In 2012 : 74% of apparel collection is Green Shape and 22% of hardware collection. The aim is that 80% of total product line fullfill the Green Shape criteria by 2015.
To be labelled Greenshape, a product has to for example contain 90% of an ecological material.
- Work with institutes like TU München or Hohenstein institute and also with companies from the chemical industry (e.g. bluesign Technologies) to find better and environmentally friendlier ways of production.