We at Anfibio believe that responsible practices must be integral to our business. Therefore, we are clearly committed to our social and ecological responsibility, which results from our own business activities and relationships.
We are committed to respecting human rights in our global supply chains. In addition, we are deeply connected to nature and strive to make a contribution to its protection.
Internal and external transparency is important to us. On this page we outline transparent information about what we are already doing and what we can do even better in future.
Our Policy Statement _ Anfibio Packrafting Gear
Our social responsibility
How we fulfill our due diligence in our supply chains.
Our actions are based on the ten principles of the Global Compact of the United Nations (UN). This convention is the most important initiative for sustainable and responsible corporate governance. All principles contribute to the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Anfibio Packrafting Gear is part of a global value chain. Access to materials, machines and qualified workers enables high quality output at an economically viable level. However, production requires more than just the combination of components. In order to produce high-quality packrafts, manual skills are essential. We are very proud of our partners’ dependable production standards.
Safe and fair working conditions in the manufacture of our products are non-negotiable requirements. We have aligned our internal processes according to the five core elements of the German National Action Plan for the Implementation of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights of the United Nations. We describe extracts of this on this page through our policy statement and in our actions under “what we do”.
Under our measures, at this point
of the direct suppliers of Anfibio Packrafting Gear attain our social standards.
Our long-term production planning and guaranteed purchase quantity enable stable working conditions for the employees of our direct suppliers. Seasonal work and excessive overtime are thus minimised, guaranteeing long-term planning security for all parties.
We require our direct suppliers to comply with a code of conduct. This includes nine specific guidelines for implementing our social standards. Our code of conduct is available for download (see below).
We are in constant dialogue with our direct suppliers. Together, solutions to problems are found and together, we work on improvements, clearly defining what that should look like. Furthermore, we support our direct suppliers with additional guidelines.
In order to be able to identify potential violations of our code of conduct at an early stage, we are currently establishing a complaints procedure on our websites. We offer those affected the opportunity to contact us directly and anonymously. We are currently accepting complaints via our contact form. Violations of our code of conduct will be followed up immediately.
Cooperation in partnerships as part of our responsibility
When working with our suppliers, our primary goal is to achieve continuous improvements via a long-term partnership. Transparency on both sides creates trust and cooperation. At the same time, trust offers room for transparency.
Thesuccess of suchcooperation is particularly evident in our long-standing partnership with our main supplier, with whom we already have
of successful collaboration.
As a basis for cooperation, we oblige our direct suppliers to comply with a code of conduct.
The concept of »packrafting« has always been based on harmony with nature. With our measures we hope to do our part even before the boat is made.
Anfibio Packrafting Gear
The freedom to explore the outdoors on land and water is the core vision of Anfibio Packrafting Gear. For this reason alone, nature and climate protection are key concerns to us.
At the same time, we are aware that the production of our products consumes resources and generates CO2 emissions. On this page we explain how we minimise both and how you too can contribute to climate-friendly packrafting.
Good conditions The base effect
Thanks to their characteristics, our packrafts offer an ideal starting point to minimise the carbon footprint. Learn more under each point.
We obtain our products exclusively through climate-friendly train transport. We do not use air freight. Consignments are optimised thanks to long-term planning (pre-orders). Wasteful individual deliveries are thereby avoided.
At our locations in Germany we use 100 % green electricity. Our employees commute on public transport or with bicycles. As a result, we have already been able to massively minimise our carbon footprint at company level.
Calculation of the CO2 footprint
of our Anfibio Packrafts
80.34 kg CO2e
With the support of experts, we have identified and calculated our CO2 emissions along the value chain at product level. Using the Anfibio Rebel 2K as a reference model, we were able to determine an average emission of 80.34 kg CO2 per Anfibio packraft.
These results confirm our success in our efforts to avoid and reduce emissions from the ground up.
We have already succeeded in reducing emissions in processes we can directly influence (production; transport; logistics and storage) to 8 kg CO2e – a share of 10 %. See the pie chart for more details.
Emissions caused by the material make up around 90 % of the overall result. Because the production of a packraft will always consume resources, this cannot be avoided and reduced. In order to maintain our goals towards being carbon neutral, we have decided to offset emissions that cannot be avoided or reduced.
Emissions that are currently unavoidable have been offset 100 % since 2018. As a result, all the Anfibio Packrafts that have ever been produced are carbon-neutrally compensated.
Ecological sustainability must always go hand in hand with social compatibility (e.g. no resettlement), which is ensured by the standards of the selected projects.
Your contribution Who paddles CO2 free?
Through our measures of avoidance, reduction and compensation, we offer every user of an Anfibio packraft the basis for packrafting C02-free, even during use.
The extent to which you contribute is up to you. We have put together a few tips for you below.
Transport your packraft in a backpack, on a bike or by train and avoid traveling by car. The low weight and packed size make it easy.
Rent instead of buy
Buying a packraft for one-time use does no one any good. Renting a packraft suits those who packraft infrequently. This saves money and resources.
Care & repair
A packraft is resistant to aging and very durable. Almost all damage can be repaired. Maintain your packraft properly and it will remain your eternal companion.
Interaction with nature
Respect nature reserves, always leave campsites clean and tidy and always dispose of your rubbish properly.
our contribution to the 2030 agenda
We have set ourselves the goal of paddling towards the future in a more sustainable way. On this page we have explained and documented how we are already actively working on this.
In doing so, it was important for us to embrace both social and environmental responsibility and to combine them. With our measures, we seek to contribute to the goals for sustainable development of the United Nations as part of the 2030 Agenda.
Hover your mouse cursor over each goal to learn more.