Corporate responsibility (CR) stands for far-sighted management in a company's core business and has a high priority in the business's overall strategy. CR is a key aspect of sustainable growth in the following areas of business activity: the market, jobs, the common good, the environment and supply chains. Social, environmental and commercial issues are given equal weight, and stakeholders are integrated into the strategic focus of the company’s CR activities.
Not many industries are so obviously linked to nature as the outdoor industry. Corporate responsibility (CR) and sustainability have therefore become increasingly important in recent years. High-quality materials and equipment, whose form and function must meet special, often very demanding usage requirements, need to be durable and robust as well as not harmful to health and the environment. And this applies not only to the end products themselves; their production should and must also take place under fair and environmentally sound conditions.
All these aspects are part of the company philosophy at LOWA and have been combined into a comprehensive CR strategy. This strategy is part of a long-range process that touches on all areas of the company. The ultimate aim of this work is to gradually integrate the sustainable company philosophy into a range of sub-areas at the company and to transparently showcase our CR activities.
Responsibility and scope
CR management at LOWA has been organisationally placed with the company's management team. This enables LOWA to identify areas with improvement potential and to derive and implement corresponding measures.
Back in 1923 a humble shoemaking business based in a small Jetzendorf village was just beginning to take hold, the brand which was soon to be known as LOWA Boots was carving its path to becoming one of the most sought after footwear manufacturers in the military industry. Footwear designs were originally inspired by the mountains with LOWA developing a successful Alpine boot for the mountain infantry, and its here that the brand recognised the benefits of technical features and expanded to offer the wearer much more. LOWA soon overcame obstacles facing the company and as demand grew, LOWA expanded with their Boots Range to cater for the armed services and military market across the globe. LOWA have been on the go since 1923 initially making LOWA Mountain Boots before moving into other footwear like Combat Boots. Utilising the best in technology like Vibram Soles and GORE-TEX to make some of the most durable and comfortable boots on the market. Used by mountaineers and Military forces across the globe these LOWA Army Boots have what it takes to keep your feet protected whilst giving you excellent grip on tough terrain.Lowa manufacture some of the most reliable and comfortable boots in the world, and they having been on the go for many years in the outdoors industry, their range of military specific boots are built on firm foundations. Lowa Boots at Nightgear.co.uk enjoy a number of features including lightweight yet sturdy and flexible fabric, Cambrelle hard wearing lining, tall shaft ankle support and excellent grip. Some models of Lowa Footwear also enjoy GORE-TEX for additional waterproof and breathable properties. Lowa Shoes are the latest brand to arrive at Nightgear.co.uk and are already proving a popular choice amongst military personnel.