Building skis is dirty business.
We love skiing as much (maybe more) than anyone, but it’s time someone came clean about the truth behind building what we all love: building skis is terrible for the environment.
Read more about the environmental impact of creating skis here.
We’re carbon neutral.
Renoun is the first ski company in the world to become carbon neutral with Climate Neutral. While we continue to make improvements to our manufacturing processes and pursue reductions in shipping, packaging and sourcing, we’re taxing ourselves and offsetting every single pair. Yes, all of them.
How we do it:
To know where to go next, you first have to know where you are now. To start, we’re creating estimates of our Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions which represent the entirety of our carbon footprint.
We balance the amount of carbon we create by buying carbon credits. The value of credits are established by international agreements such as the Paris Climate Agreement (yes, that's what it was all about!).
Renoun works with Climate Neutral to verify and validate these offsets. This ensures we are held accountable by a third party so we know our offsets are legitimate and impactful.
We’re working on a Reduction Action Plan (RAP) to further reduce our emissions over the next 12-24 months.
Every ski is destined for the landfill. As skiers, we all have the opportunity to make conscious decisions to get the most out of the products we choose to buy. We've committed to offsetting our carbon footprint and here’s what you can do to help:
Don't Buy New Skis
Ski yours for one more season. A good pair of skis should last at least 100 days on snow. Choosing a high-quality ski can help reduce the total number of skis you consume in your lifetime.
If you do buy new skis, up-cycle and get $100 in Renoun credit (yes, it’s a bribe). Send us your old ones, and we’ll give them to someone else to be re-used to avoid adding to the landfill.
Choose Who You Support
From your food to your car to your skis, you choose who you want to represent. There is a growing list of ski brands joining the Carbon Neutral movement, like Season Eqpt, Icelantic and WNDR.