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- HEADQUARTERS LOCATION: Venice Beach, Los Angeles, California.
- STORAGE LOCATION: Untereisesheim, Germany.
- Local Resourcing
- Recycled Materials
- Sustainable & Organics Resourcing
- Local Manufacturing
- Animals Welfare
- Avoiding Chemicals & PFC's
- Green Packaging
- Compensating CO2
- Supply Chain & Manufacturing
- Transport Optimisation
ENERGY & WASTE
- Reduction of Water Pollution
- Green Energy
- Waste Management
- Fair Labor & Compensations
- Diversity & Equity
- Health & Safety
- Good Practices & Environment
- Ecological & Sustainable Innovation
- Repairing, Recycling & Upcycling
- Circular Design
- Social & Environmental Initiatives
- Partnership with Organizations
- CSR Report
- Data Sharing & Evaluation
- Spreading knowledge
HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY
Since 1995, our mission has been simple and unchanged; blend innovative design and traditional craftsmanship, with sustainable materials and construction methods. We believe this is the best way to deliver quality and performance to the pursuit of snowboarding, skateboarding, and the good times we seek along the way.
We’re proud to have been the first action sports brand specifically established to consider the environmental across everything we do. We thought it was funny in the 90s when people would refer to Arbor as that hippy brand. Back then, this was not a complement. Those days are over thanks to our customers, who understood that protecting the planet is about looking after our shared playground.
Snowboards. Never straying from our roots, Arbor Snowboards continues a 24 year commitment to sustainability, technology, and performance in our most mindfully crafted line ever.
The beautifully curated, sustainably sourced wood and bamboo PowerPlys serve as the canvas for the bold lines of Aaron Draplin on the all-new Shiloh, and are home to the detailed creatures created by Tegan White on the Cadence. Hand dyed Ash and the introduction of Entropy Bio Resin bring the brand new Crosscut to life, while employing green chemistry, greatly reducing our carbon impact. Bryan Iguchi adds the directional all-terrain attacking Annex to his quiver while Marie France Roy climbs the Canadian Rockies on the Swoon Split with the new Angusta Splitboard Skins.
With many additions to this year’s offering, Our commitment to protecting the forest stays the same. Not just planting tree, rebuilding forests.
We produce at SWS in Dubai. This facility has a number of benefits. All wood cores are sustainably sourced and FSC® certified. The wood we use on the Powerply Topsheets are also sustainably sourced at M.Bohlke Corp. (https://mbveneer.com/). We use biodegradable materials wherever possible (bioplastic in the topsheets, plant based resin, bio wax etc.) and we also used recycled materials as much as we can (recycled steel edges, recycled sidewalls and so on).
Next to that innovative methods are being utilised at the factory that enable us to use as much of the resource we use to build snowboard as possible. That way we try to make sure to create as little waste as possible.
All wood cores are sustainably sourced and FSC® certified. The wood we use on the Powerply Topsheets are also sustainably sourced at M.Bohlke Corp. (https://mbveneer.com/).
We use a production facility that runs on 100% solar energy. Next to that we try to use as many plant based ingredients in our product in order to avoid petroleum based materials.
We produce in Dubai which is strategically placed in regards to worldwide shipping. That way we can avoid extremely long shipping distances to all key markets (North America, Europe, Asia) so that it makes sense on a global level.
ENERGY & WASTE
We use a closed system that re-captures all water so that it can be re-used in the course of the manufacturing process and produces as minimal waste as possible. It runs on 100% solar energy and has really good filtration system that keeps greenhouse gas emissions to a minimum.
We try to minimize waste by using modern production methods like avoiding waste when producing bases (flip flop zero waste base), or using highly effective water powered cutting machines when creating the veneers etc. in order to avoid saw dust.
Also, we rely on fair labour. Our production facility ensures fair payment and labor as well as good social security and health options, good housing for the workers and public transportation to and from the factory.
By being one of the biggest customers at the production facility since day 1, Arbor is one of the driving forces behind many of the innovations that where installed at the factory throughout the course of their existence.
CARING & REPAIRING
If a product is repairable and the damage to the product falls within our warranty promises, we are more than happy to repair the product for the customer. Recycling a used snowboard actually consumes a lot of energy and is currently not sustainable in our opinion. Instead we recommend that the consumer either outs the used board to new purpose (decoration, creating a shelf or a bench out of it etc. etc.) or donates it to someone who may not be able to buy a new snowboard yet, but is eager to try out our sport.
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- Natural Wax
- Bio Resin
- Bio Plastic
- Recycled ABS
- Recycled Steel