19. Political Influence

All significant input relating to legislative procedures, all entries in lobby lists, all significant payments of membership fees, all contributions to governments as well as all donations to political parties and politicians should be disclosed by country in a differentiated way.

Over the past few years, we have built partnerships and reinforced existing relationships, and we did not change our network in 2021. Fenix Outdoor has been a reliable and constant signatory to and supporter of the UN Global Compact since 2012 and continues on a participant level for its further engagement. We are also committed to the Swedish Textile Initiative for Climate Action (STICA) and are cooperating in the North American market with the US-based Outdoor Industry Association in Climate Action Corps.

We continued our involvement in the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and furthered the rollout of the Higg modules such as verifying the updated Brands and Retail Module (BRM) for two of our businesses for the first time.

As a member of the Fair Labor Association (FLA) we continuously develop our social compliance governance. We are committed to fair labor conditions and support the concept of a living wage. 

Since 2015, Fenix Outdoor has also been a member of the Textile Exchange. Through this network, several Fenix Outdoor brands work together with peers and scientists to support activities and research in the area of recycling, the use of organic material, improved supply chain management and better choice of materials. In the annual benchmarking program, Fenix Outdoor brands regularly score high and often outperform numerous other reputable brands. 

As in previous years, various entities of Fenix Outdoor are members of the European Outdoor Group (EOG), a trade association advocating the European Outdoor Industry’s interests.

Fjällräven is a member of the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA). Fjällräven also supports the Swedish Textile Industry’s Initiative for Climate Action, organized through our long-term partner the Sustainable Fashion Academy. 

When it comes to certification schemes, we do not aim for formalized certifications of any type of management systems. However, ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 principles are applied in most operations, and suppliers or certain materials often carry significant and reputable signs of conformity to industry standards, such as the Global Organic Textile Standard, bluesign or others.