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THINK, RETHINK, ACT

From the beginning, a deep passion for skiing and the aim to build the world’s best bindings in terms of quality, safety and technical perfection has driven our business. However, our efforts can have a lasting effect only if we act as sustainably as possible to allow future generations to fulfil their passion for skiing for the years to come.


To achieve our goal, we constantly rethink our actions, decisions and production processes to find new solutions to contribute to a more sustainable future.

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SUSTAINABILITY & RESPONSIBILITY


SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

We empower our team members and make them responsible for their actions. As the world market leader, but also as an Austrian company, we are responsible for our team and our facilities. We continuously invest in training and continuing the education of our employees so that future generations can preserve and further develop the knowledge acquired over the last decades.

      - Location loyalty

      - Training and education

      - Diversity

      - Mental and physical well-being

      - Fair working conditions and wages

      - Athlete and event sponsorships

      - Value for customers and partners  

PRODUCT RESPONSIBILITY

We strive to build the best bindings when it comes to quality, safety and technical perfection. We therefore invest in building innovative, durable, high-quality products for our target groups. Our products are designed to provide performance and security to every age group and every ski specialty in any situation.

      - Sustainable product design

      - Investment in innovation and research

      - ISO-certified tests for all products

      - Extended product life cycles through higher quality

      - Retail and customer feedback directly forwarded to our research and         development department

ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

We produce mindfully and strive to reduce our impact across our entire supply chain. A responsible and careful use of resources is reflected in our daily actions so that we and the following generations can continue to fulfill our passion for skiing well into the future.

      - Waste avoidance (use of recycled material and resource conservation)

      - Reduction of CO2 emissions

      - Optimized factory space (in-house strategy)

      - Energy efficiency


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WE EMPOWER THE MEMBERS OF OUR TEAM

and make them responsible for their actions. As the world market leader, but also as an Austrian company, we are responsible for our team and our facilities. We continuously invest in the training and continuing education of our employees so that future generations can preserve and further develop the knowledge acquired over the last decades.

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WE STRIVE TO BUILD THE BEST BINDINGS

when it comes to quality, safety and technical perfection. We therefore invest in building innovative, durable, high-quality products for each of our target groups. Our products are designed to provide performance and security to every age group and every ski specialty in any situation.

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SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT DESIGN

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INVESTMENT IN INNOVATION AND RESEARCH

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ISO-CERTIFIED TESTS FOR ALL PRODUCTS

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EXTENDED PRODUCT LIFE CYCLES THROUGH HIGHER QUALITY

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RETAIL AND CUSTOMER FEEDBACK DIRECTLY FORWARDED TO OUR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

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Drawn CrossEXTENDED PRODUCT LIFE CYCLES THROUGH HIGHER QUALITY

Drawn CrossRETAIL AND CUSTOMER FEEDBACK DIRECTLY FORWARDED TO OUR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPEMENT DEPARTMENT

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WE PRODUCE MINDFULLY

and strive to reduce our impact across our entire supply chain. A responsible and careful use of resources is reflected in our daily actions, so that we and the following generations can continue to fulfill our passion for skiing well into the future.


WASTE AVOIDANCE (USE OF RECYCLED
MATERIAL & RESOURCE CONSERVATION)

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CO2 REDUCTION

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OPTIMIZED FACTORY SPACE (IN-HOUSE STRATEGY)

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY

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Our ReThink pillars of action

As part of the HEAD family, we embrace the ReThink philosophy and work together for a more sustainable future according to the following pillars:

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RETHINKING ENERGY CONSUMPTION

We are working to modernize our headquarters and make our buildings more energy-efficient! Our photovoltaic plant at the TYROLIA production site covers 20% of our daily energy consumption. The additional electricity purchased comes entirely from renewable energy sources.

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RETHINKING R&D

We constantly research new materials and adapt production processes to create more sustainable products.

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RETHINKING PRODUCT

Throughout our history, we always aimed to innovate and break new ground with our products.

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RETHINKING PACKAGING

We strive not only to reduce packaging in all areas but also to redesign it to eliminate plastic and replace it with sustainable materials with fewer printing inks across our divisions.

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RETHINKING CARBON FOOTPRINT

Our environmental management system (ISO 14001:2015) helps us compute our carbon footprint and guides us in reducing our emissions year after year.

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RETHINK SOURCING

The supply chain is a crucial factor in shaping a more sustainable future. For this reason, we focus on shorter transportation routes and source our materials almost entirely from Europe.


SUSTAINABILITY MEASURES IN OUR DAILY BUSINESS


INTRODUCTION OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

To ensure a sustainable and future-oriented corporate management, we introduced an environmental management system according to the ISO 14001:2015 standard. This system supports us in bundling, controlling and improving all our activities that affect the environment. An independent certification company is responsible for verifying the necessary requirements for the ISO standard certification 14001:2015.

CLEAN ENERGY FROM OUR NEW PHOTOVOLTAIC PLANT

Our efforts to protect the environment do not end here!

In the summer of 2022, we installed our new photovoltaic plant over the roof of our factory halls. This system comprises 5,700 m2 of photovoltaic panels with a total output of 1 to 1,2 GWh/year. In the future, solar power will be generated on a roof area of 12,000 m2, covering 16% of the annual energy demand.  

The energy production of the new plant covers over 20% of the daily energy consumption of the TYROLIA plant. The additional electricity purchased comes entirely from renewable energy sources.

SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING FOR OUR BINDINGS

All ski bindings manufactured by TYROLIA - including all those bindings produced as an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) for renowned ski brands - used to leave our factory in a considerable amount of packaging material.

Since 2021, all ski bindings manufactured by TYROLIA - including bindings produced as an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) for renowned ski brands - are sold in environmentally-friendly cardboard packaging. The new uncolored cardboard packaging is also 100% Austrian - like our legendary ski bindings.

REDUCED ENERGY CONSUMPTION AT THE HEADQUARTERS

We are also working to modernize our headquarters and make them more energy-efficient!

Thanks to our self-developed heat recovery in the cooling system of the injection molding division, we already saved 505,000 KWh since 2019, equivalent to almost 123 tonnes of CO2. As a comparison, it is the same amount of electricity consumed by almost 107 four-person households in Austria every year on average.

Moreover, by changing the windows and installing new LED lights in our headquarters in Schwechat, Austria, we could save around 86,085 kWh since 2020, the same as almost 20 tonnes of CO2. It is the same amount produced by 7 flights from Vienna to NY.

One of our most recent projects was the new roof for our plastic material warehouse. Since 2020, we managed to cut CO2 emissions by 18 tonnes. For comparison, you should travel 84 times back and forth by car between Vienna and Innsbruck (495 km pro route) to generate the same amount. 

Last but not least, our company headquarters, including the production facility, have been powered exclusively by green electricity since 2022. It has already enabled us to save 2,200 tons of CO2, exactly the amount needed to produce at least 570,000 Wiener Schnitzel!

REWARDS FOR OUR SUSTAINABILITY PROJECTS

Starting in 2016, we could use heat recovery to raise the temperature in the electroplating division thanks to a self-developed heat pump.

Thanks to these self-developed technologies, TYROLIA was rewarded by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management as part of the "Energy-Efficient Companies" program of the "klimaaktiv" initiative.


Change to LED LIGHTING at our production site

SAVINGS SINCE 2015:

610 869 kWh

Tank cooling optimization in the electroplating division

SAVINGS SINCE 2016:

111 180 kWh

COMPRESSED AIR optimization, including heat recovery

SAVINGS SINCE 2016:

719 910 kWh

Use of heat recovery with a SELF-DEVELOPED HEAT PUMP to raise the temperature in the electroplating division

SAVINGS SINCE 2016:

320 tons of CO2

HEATING
optimization

SAVINGS SINCE 2016:

2 198 804 kWh

Use of heat recovery in the cooling system of the injection molding division

SAVINGS SINCE 2019:

440 tons of CO2

ENERGY-SAVING GLAZING OF THE WINDOWS in our production site

SAVINGS SINCE 2014:

294 711 kWh



REWARDS FOR OUR SUSTAINABILITY PROJECTS

TYROLIA was rewarded for its self-developed technologies by the

Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management

as part of the "Energy-Efficient Companies" program of the "klimaaktiv" initiative.

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