Our Approach

For us at Thule Group, sustainability means going one step beyond what the laws and regulations prescribe as taking responsibility for our impact on the environment. But it also means being an active and engaged partner to society when it comes to fostering fair and transparent business conditions. Put simply, Thule Group wants to be part of a sustainable and functioning society. Of course, we consider and take into account the environment we all live in when we develop, produce and sell our products. But we go further and also get involved in the production, transportation, and other aspects of our operations that fall outside of our own house. 

Throughout our history, we have always had the fundamental values of sustainability in mind. Thanks to rigorous tests during the design and development phase, we build our products to last for a long time – high-quality products with a long lifetime are better for the environment than items that get tossed away after a season or two. A cornerstone in our sustainability work is the product lifecycle approach, and we are driving our commitment and passion for doing business in a sustainable way by measuring and following up on the results in our environmental focus areas.

Thule Group´s focus areas

Products and consumers
  • Products that inspire a healthy and active lifestyle.

  • Safe products that are easy to use, high quality, and can be used for a long time.

  • Minimize the environmental impact of our products throughout their life cycle through eco-design, choice of materials, manufacturing method and the possibility of recycling.

Efficient and reliable manufacturing
  • Ensure environmentally sustainable manufacturing.
    – Energy and climate impact, water management, waste and recycling.

  • Improve occupational health and safety.

Corporate social responsibility in sourcing and logistics

  • Global rules such as our Code of Conduct.
    – Code of Conduct that defines the way we work with all stakeholders.
  •  Include environmental aspects when choosing suppliers.
  • Take the environmental aspects of our logistics into account.
  • Show consideration for and monitor social aspects at our suppliers.
    – Human rights, working conditions.
  • Product traceability
    Product traceability to ensure that in the event of problems we can investigate the root cause.

Responsible business practices
  • Compliance with legislation and regulations, (including anti-competitive behavior, anticorruption).

  • Employees
     – Attract and recruit new employees, offer transparent and inclusive workplaces, develop our current employees and strengthen diversity.

  • Engage with stakeholders and the community around us.

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