201217th December 2012

Prior to 2012, all of the auditing work we had carried out had focussed solely on down being sourced for use in our range of sleeping bags. In the summer of 2012 we begin the first stage of introducing DOWN CODEX® to our clothing range and turn our attention to one of our major garment […]

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201118th December 2011

In July of 2011 we turn our attention to our second major supply-chain, our source of Eastern European Goose Down. Using the template that IDFL had established in China, representatives make contact with our supply chain partners in Taiwan. The first major surprise is that the farms and processors supplying the raw material to our […]

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201017th December 2010

Mountain Equipment join forces with the IDFL to gather information and challenge assumptions about our supply chain. We become the first brand in the world to carry out an audit of a multi-source supply chain in China. Travelling to Heibei Province in China, representatives from the IDFL visit the factories, down-processors and slaughterhouses. In addition […]

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200917th December 2009

Aware of these risks, Mountain Equipment staff from the UK and Germany get together to discuss how we can address issues of animal welfare and down quality and ensure that our down only comes from ethical and sustainable sources. From this a handful of people begin work on an internal project entitled ‘Happy Geese’ to […]

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Pre-20093rd January 2009

Consideration for animal welfare to be given greater weight in our increasingly industrialised food production chain gains momentum and this is followed by a range of certification standards for food being introduced. Recognising that all animal-derived products, not just those for food have a potential impact on animal welfare, NGO’s and animal welfare organisations begin […]

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