Workplace wellbeing: Car lift sharing, 50% bonus on public transport costs for employees (with the BahnCard), food market on Fridays, company sports equipment available for staff: Catamaran, Stand-up paddle, kayak. Flexible time and telecommuting are available for employees.
Supply chain: 100% of suppliers are Business Social Compliance Initiative certified (www.bsci-eu.org) and SA800 certified (www.sa-intl.org), visited twice a year by PYUA staff.
Investment in local communities: Deliberate choice of European supply chain & suppliers. 100% of production takes place in Europe( Poland and Portugal).
Environmental site management: Full time sustainability & innovation manager, rubbish sorting in offices, solar power cells on the roof of the offices. Trying to work paperless. For business travel, use of motorhome which is also a showroom.
Environmental commitments: Promotion and support of the ocean cleaning days. PYUA is in touch with 1% for the planet. Employees buy their Christmas gif in Cool Earth (http://www.coolearth.org/).
Durability: All products carry a 5-year guarantee; a repair service is also available with no time limits on repairs. The repair services have a feedback loop to the R&D department.
Eco design process: Winner of the 2012 ISPO eco responsibility award for the textile category.
Eco design actions: Use of Eco circle recycled polyester (60% of production), 100% of production is recyclable. Use of organic cotton (20% of production) and PTFE free waterproof breathable fabrics.
End of life & recycling: There is an in-house garment collecting programme for recycling with the German association of textile recycling “FTR”. All recyclable products (100% of production) are clearly labelled as such with return information.