For us, Corporate Social Responsibility isn't just a buzz phrase - it's the foundation upon which our company has been built since day one.
In a fossil fuel based society, it is important to mindfully use energy because all energy use contributes to our carbon footprint and ultimately, global climate change. The tuning machine & compressor use the most energy in the shop followed by the warehouse heaters. Knowing what the biggest energy-using devices are will help us use energy sensibly.
Ski retail has a high level of material use. Since the beginning, we’ve focused on reusing materials. The first product we sold was the demo ski! Skis are durable and can be used for many, many years. We also prefer to reuse warehouse racking and large ski-related machines. Reducing and reusing materials is much more helpful to the planet than recycling (we do recycle when we need to though!). Overall we would like to reduce landfill waste.
We ship 80% of our orders out the door and shipping is by far the largest impact to our carbon footprint. We can mitigate the carbon emissions by improving steps in the shipping process.
We cares about employees’ quality of life. This makes Powder7 a better place to work. We have a friendly and open atmosphere. We are avid users of the products we sell. Balance between work and life outside of work is taken seriously.