SCIENCE - TRANSPARENCY - COOPERATION
To address today’s most important sustainability issues, we need to take clear and committed actions to reduce our impacts and provide added value through innovation. Science has always been our guiding principle. Fact-based knowledge allows us to make the right decisions and work on issues that matter. Understanding a product’s lifecycle environmental footprint from cradle to grave – helps us focus on issues that matter. Our Lifecycle Assessment (LCA) findings demonstrate the most effective way to reduce the environmental footprint of a product is to enhance their lifespan.
Transparency guides the way we operate and build trust with our customers, partners and end consumers. We are committed to sharing openly and honestly – what we are working on, what we have achieved and where we still need to work further. Transparency is a journey we’ve committed to and there’s significant untapped potential ahead of us. Wherever possible, we already have ISO 14001 and bluesign® system partner accreditation across our fabrics plants and we are working to increase the number of products where industry tools – such as the Higg index – and credible third-party standards – ISO 14001, Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® and bluesign®
To help shift the functional apparel industry toward a more sustainable future, we must collaborate and cooperate. As an ingredient brand, the GORE-TEX brand plays a unique role with visibility all along the value chain. We are committed to working closely with our partners – key customers and suppliers as well as relevant industry organizations – to achieve our sustainability goals and empower them to achieve theirs. For example, Gore is a co-founding partner of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). Learn more about all our partnerships.
CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
INDUSTRY, INNOVATION & INFRASTRUCTURE
RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION & PRODUCTION
LIFE BELOW WATER
To promote transparency and foster an inclusive, collaborative culture, every year we produce and share an update on our environmental and social initiatives, goals and progress. With our Gore Fabrics Division Responsibility Updates, we aim to involve all our stakeholders on this important journey towards the sustainable performance of our company, its products, and the well-being of our people.