Humans & nature

Our
responsibility

Our responsibility

Humans & nature

Anfibio on the way
to greater sustainability

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 ecological responsibility

How we minimise our impact on the environment.

Our principles

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.

The principles of the UN Global Compact

1. Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.
2. Businesses should make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

  1. ​3. Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.
  2. 4. Businesses should uphold the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour.
  3. 5. Businesses should uphold the effective abolition of child labour
  4. 6. Businesses should uhold the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
  1. 7. Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.
  2. 8. Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.
  3. 9. Businesses should encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
  1. 10. Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
Anfibio verifies the manufacturing processes and works closely with long-term partners. The relationship with the producers is important to company.

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Our
social responsibility

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

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of the direct suppliers of Anfibio Packrafting Gear attain our social standards.

What we do

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).

Our direct suppliers carry out regular self-assessments based on our code of conduct and we assess the results.

Over 85% of all Anfibio Packrafting Gear products from our direct suppliers meet with out production conditions (BSCI standard).

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.

All of our employees are trained in ab awereness of  human rights. Potential shortfalls can thus be identified and remedied in good time.

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

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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.

 

The success of such cooperation is particularly evident in our long-standing partnership with our main supplier, with whom we already have

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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

Our
ecological responsibility

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

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Thanks to their characteristics, our packrafts offer an ideal starting point to minimise the carbon footprint. Learn more under each point.

Anfibio Packrafts, from Nano SL to Omega C2, are ultra-lightweight and packable. Compared to large and heavy hardshell kayaks, this minimises emissions during transport.

Anfibio Packrafts are durable and age-resistant products. With care, a packrafting will last you at least ten years.

Our Anfibio Packrafts are made from materials that are completely free of plasticisers and glue. Seams are heat welded.

Our production is very energy-efficient due to the low use of power-hungry machines. Electrical energy is only used during sewing and heat and welding.

Anfibio Packrafts can be used for various applications. This can reduce consumption.

Our efforts
How we actively avoid & reduce

The conditions are good, but we strive to do better. Find out how we achieved this. Learn more under each point.

Even during product development, we pay attention to the economical use of materials and resources. We reduce waste through the efficient use of material across all models.

With production in one place, we avoid unnecessary global transport routes for primary products.

Only energy from environmentally friendly renewable energy sources is used in our production.

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.

Our central warehouse minimises energy consumption thanks to a business association. We continue to pursue an economical logistics approach, by for example not offering partial deliveries as standard.

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

co2

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.

This value corresponds to:

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.

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Compensation of
unavoidable emissions

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.

Selection & support
of selected climate protection projects

After extensive research and a critical selection process, we have decided to support the following climate protection measures:

The projects result in an increase in biomass and the absorption and storage of carbon dioxide in plants (sequencing).

Why are we compensating with projects in emerging countries?

According to the Kyoto Protocol, all projects in the EU are already included in the EU balance and unfortunately cannot be used for voluntary compensation.

Comparatively much higher reduction quantities can be achieved with the resources used. For instance, it was possible to offset all Anfibio packrafts ever produced in a carbon-neutral way.

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.

Climate-friendly travel

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.

An outlook
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.

With our selected climate protection projects, we contribute to the stabilisation of water cycles and the protection of drinking water reserves.
In the manufacture of our products, we explicitly pay attention to decent working conditions. At the same time, we generate secure jobs through stable purchase quantities.
We attach great importance to resource-friendly production. Our products are durable and repairable and thus offer the prerequisite for sustainable use.
With our measures to avoid, reduce and offset CO 2 emissions, we take active measures to protect the climate.
Our selected climate protection projects protect the forest and its ecosystem, which ensures a unique habitat for animals and plants.

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