We respect the environment
Gore Fabrics constantly strives to act with the highest integrity and responsibility and has an ongoing commitment to meeting or exceeding all applicable health, safety and environmental regulations and voluntary standards that we have adopted.
Gore was one of the first companies in its industry to start out on the path to reducing its environmental footprint by applying a Life Cycle Assessment as an ecological evaluation tool. We strive to continually improve the environmental impact of our products, processes without compromising on their performance.
- Gore pioneered solvent-free adhesives for manufacturing garment laminates
- Gore Fabrics adopts Life Cycle Assessment as an ecological evaluation tool to assess the environmental influence of a finished product
- As the first manufacturer, Gore introduces a recycling system for functional garments "The GORE BALANCE PROJECT" program
- Introduction of the GORE® Cover System, a world leading technology for composting organic waste streams
- "European Outdoor Award for Innovation for "GORE BALANCE PROJECT" recycling program
- Gore begins working with the OEKO-TEX® 100 Standard for textile product safety
- GORE Cover becomes the global leading composting technology used in more than 150 organic waste treatment plants
- Gore actively participates in the efforts of the outdoor industry to systematically improve the environmental impacts of its products including safely managing chemicals
- Gore Fabrics starts to implement the Environmental Management System ISO 14001 in its manufacturing plants
- All Gore Fabrics manufacturing sites are certified by bluesign® system
- Gore switch of durable water repellency (DWR) treatment for its consumer fabrics from C8-based to more environmentally friendly alternatives completed
- The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) unveiles the Higg Index. Gore Fabrics is a founding member.
- More than 25% of the GORE-TEX® laminate volume supplied for making consumer garments for the Autumn Winter 2013 retail season are bluesign® approved Gore Fabrics
- Gore published Life Cycle Assessment results for the first time for functional outerwear.
- ISO 14001 certification of the Gore manufacturing site in Shenzhen, China.
- Gore Fabrics completed elimination of PFOA from raw material of its functional fabrics by end of 2013
- Gore Fabrics published its first Responsibility Update
- We published Life Cycle Assessment results for a typical pair of GORE-TEX® hiking boots
- More than 50% of the GORE-TEX® laminate volume for consumer garments are "bluesign® approved Gore Fabrics"
- Gore invests more than 15 million USD into R&D for alternative solutions for durable water repellent (DWR) treatments with the aim to deliver products with an improved environmental profile while still providing durable comfort at or above the performance level of today
- Gore was voted “January 2015 Company of the Month” by OEKO-TEX® for its sustainability programme and elimination of PFOA
- Gore publishes new Life Cycle Assessment results: DWR performance during use phase can significantly impact its environmental profile
- Based on learnings from LCA, Gore starts to offer solution dyed laminates and recycled textiles
- Gore Fabrics Intends to include New Consumer Product Offerings with non-PFC-based DWR in A/W 2018 Retail Collection
- Gore Fabrics Division establishes ambitious environmental goals for 2020
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