DEI and Sustainability

Posted August 2, 2019

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Forget, for the moment, the environmental impact of manufacturing and the eventual disposal of products after their usable life ends. Instead consider that bikes and accessories leave factories and warehouses in boxes that seem larger than necessary, filled with mounds of plastic, foam, and zip ties made with materials increasingly known to be toxic.

Posted May 24, 2019

CHICO, Calif. (BRAIN) — For Paul Component Engineering, the decision was easy.

Turtles over plastic.

The company known for U.S. hand-crafted bicycle components made in an old Texaco warehouse is going as green as a turtle.

Posted February 26, 2019

I’ve been thinking a lot about the diversity problem in the bike service industry, and what needs to happen to change it.

Posted June 27, 2018
By 2022, the brand plans for 90 percent of its total product line to be made from recycled, renewable or organic materials.

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pearl Izumi has announced a new "Social Purpose" statement and some ambitious goals for sustainability.

The Shimano-owned brand's new statement is: "Because we believe how we live shapes how future generations ride, we pledge to Ride More and Do More."

Posted March 14, 2018
Program is intended to reduce poverty in Northern Thailand.

ATLANTA (BRAIN) — Vee Tire Co. is working with a social enterprise group to recycle tires into key rings. The program is intended to reduce waste and poverty in Northern Thailand. The company will be distributing the key rings for free at next month's Sea Otter Classic and at other bike events this year. 

Posted March 9, 2018

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Better Bike Share Partnership has awarded more than $410,000 in grants to help increase access to bike share in communities of color, and to fund research related to bike share and equity.

Posted December 6, 2017

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP is launching the QBP Equity and Diversity Internship as part of its diversity intiative.

Posted March 24, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Camber Outdoors is conducting a comprehensive survey of women and men who work in the active-outdoor industries to inform a new study of workplace experiences.

Posted March 16, 2017

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (BRAIN) — The waterproof breathable fabric maker eVent has become a Bluesign system partner, meaning it has passed a Bluesign factory audit for worker safety, responsible use of resources, and environmental performance improvement. 

Posted December 7, 2016
PeopleForBikes says global tariff reductions on bicycles and components are unlikely to be enacted soon.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — International negotiations to reduce tariffs on products that help the environment — including bikes and components — have stalled.

Posted April 1, 2016

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — Thule Group AB hit its financial goals for annual sales growth and EBIT margin for 2015, and exceeded its goal for the proportion of the energy used in its factories coming from renewable sources.

Posted December 2, 2015

HONG KONG (BRAIN) — From how to implement lean production to how to get product to market faster and increase the value of a product by reducing or repurposing manufacturing waste into new products or revenue streams, the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry’s third annual Manufacturers Forum discussed several challenges manufacturers, brands and retailers face in today’s consumer-driven global marketplace.

Posted February 19, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Are cyclists interested in sustainability? An industry group is looking to measure consumers' attitudes and behaviors before the Bicycle Leadership Conference holds a session on sustainability in April in Monterey, California.

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