Resource protection and chemicals management
bluesign® system partnership
We are a bluesign® system partner – for safe and sustainable manufacturing processes. The independent bluesign® system stands for textile production that is sustainable across the board. It imposes the highest standards in terms of occupational safety, consumer protection, resource conservation and the prevention of water and air pollution.

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Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC)
Working together towards sustainability. Jack Wolfskin has been a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) since August 2020. The SAC is made up of over 250 leading apparel, footwear and textile brands, retailers, suppliers, service providers, trade associations, non-profit organisations, NGOs, and academic institutions working to reduce environmental impact and promote social justice throughout the global value chain.
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The Higg Index
We use the Higg Index to measure sustainability in a standardised way, aligning with a common language for the industry. Developed by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), the Higg Index offers a standardised method of assessing the social and environmental performance of the value chain and the environmental impacts of products.
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Responsible use of chemicals in all production processes
No harmful chemicals! Thanks to ZDHC MRSL list of banned substances. MRSL stands for “Manufacturing Restricted Substances List” and refers to a catalogue of chemicals that are prohibited, or that may not exceed strict concentration limits throughout the complete production process.
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Securing highest standards for finished products
Our Green Book contains stringent requirements for the finished product. In addition to the ZDHC MRSL, we have implemented our own “Restricted Substances List” (RSL) which governs substances and residues in our finished products, including all fabrics and all components such as buttons and zips.
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Eco-friendly use of packaging material
We avoid packaging waste wherever possible. It is not possible to completely eliminate protective packaging for our products, such as that used when they are transported in containers. We have, however, taken a raft of measures to reduce packaging waste wherever possible.
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Combating microplastics together
We are working on industry solutions for dealing with microplastics. It’s not just large volumes of plastic waste that are polluting the environment; microplastics – minute and barely visible plastic particles – are increasingly becoming a problem.
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Achieving more with partners!
Solving industry challenges together. By working with strong, like-minded partners in the clothing industry, we can make greater gains in terms of sustainability with suppliers in all corners of the world than by working alone. That’s why we have joined various dedicated associations and other organisations.
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Environmental protection

We consider the topic of sustainability to be a matter of course. That’s why we are continually striving to reduce the negative impact on mankind and the environment when developing new products and technologies.”

Director Apparel
Climate protection
Low-carbon transport
We are reducing CO2 emissions on all our transport routes. The key to reducing our transport-related CO2 emissions lies in a complete overhaul of our logistics processes, the operative phrase being “supply chain management” (SCM).
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Green electricity
We use green electricity, some of which we generate ourselves. In addition to reducing our electricity consumption, we also focus on the use of renewable energy. Since 2012, we have converted the power supply at our Jack Wolfskin headquarters in Idstein, the Jack Wolfskin distribution centre in Neu Wulmstorf and all except for one Jack Wolfskin-owned retail store in Germany and Austria to green electricity. We even generate some of this energy ourselves, using photovoltaic installations at our sites in Idstein and Neu-Wulmstorf.
Green travel
We pay heed to green travel – even regarding business travel. Protecting the environment also means a lot to us even when it comes to business travel, whether short or long-distance travel. In concrete terms, this means that Jack Wolfskin staff are very much encouraged to take the train for all business travel within Germany and to the neighbouring countries.
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Sustainable shopfitting
Fixtures and fittings as well as lighting in our stores are environmentally friendly. When it comes to fitting out stores, we also look to focus on sustainability and completely avoid using PVC. We focus on choosing long-lasting natural materials such as locally sourced wood as well as elements that can be recycled so they hardly make an impact on the environment. It is also important that the construction elements can be reused. Moreover, we have introduced an energy-saving lighting concept.
A green headquarters
Nature and biological diversity in and around our headquarters in Idstein. We have moved away from paved paths at our headquarters in Idstein im Taunus. Ever since 2008, the pathways on our campus have been replaced by ecologically sound greenery – including bushes, trees, flowers and lawn areas.
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Forest conservation
In 2021, together with all of you, we managed to conserve 25,000m² of European beech forests for the next 50 years. We donated a sum of 100,000 euros from profits earned during the NATURE COUNTS promotion period to ‘Wohllebens Waldakademie’ (Forest Academy run by Peter Wohlleben) for the forest conservation project.
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Our commitment to Science-Based Targets

Our commitment to Science-Based Targets

In November 2023, Jack-Wolfskin proudly committed to Science-Based Targets (SBT), aligning with Paris Agreement goals. This initiative stood for our dedication to sustainability, pledging to set and achieve 5-10 years of near-term emission reduction targets before 2030. By addressing climate change, we aim to positively impact our customers, supply chain partners, and the environment.

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Environmental protection
Sustainability Book

This is what we're doing

You can read all about the sustainability measures we have adopted and implemented in our Sustainability Book.

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