"We give a ___" is one of CamelBak's core company values. (We only have four, and each means something important to us.) This one stems from our belief that doing the right thing isn't just good business sense, but common sense. We pay close attention not only to what we make— but how we make it, for whom we make it and the way it impacts people's lives and the environment.
OUR PARTNERSHIPS MATTER
When choosing suppliers, we seek out long-term business partners who are:
Leaders in advanced manufacturing techniques
Specialized and highly technical- not commodity suppliers
Willing to explore and learn with us to discover cost-effective solutions to unique challenges
Located as close to the point of final destination as possible, lowering financial and environmental transit costs
Taking meaningful steps to reduce their carbon footprint, including reducing water waste, saving energy, eliminating toxic emissions and putting an end to the use of harmful chemicals
Just as we're committed to our own employees, we also care about the health and well-being of our partners' employees. Our partners must pay a living wage, provide safe working conditions and adhere to all local employment laws. To that end, we post a Code of Conduct in our partners' facilities. The Code includes contact information so that employees can anonymously report rights violations. Additionally, we conduct regular third party compliance audits.
Whenever possible, we work with businesses that are providing employment opportunities to historically under-represented groups, including women-owned, veteran-owned and socially and economically disadvantaged organizations.
IS IT GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU?
When making our products, we seek out materials that exceed the performance and safety expectations of our diverse users. We test- and retest- at various stages of the manufacturing process to ensure the product (and the materials it's made from) works the way it should in worst case conditions like bone-chilling cold, desert-hot heat, and prolonged exposure to the elements. And of course, it should go without saying that our products meet or exceed FDA and EU regulations.