Built for Perfection

SUSTAINABILITY AT STÖCKLI

OUR COMMITMENT TO THE FUTURE

At Stöckli, we imagine a future where passion for skiing and love for the environment go hand in hand. So, we are more committed than ever to the future of our planet and continuously invest in sustainability to enable future generations to ski too.

PRODUCTION SITE IN SWITZERLAND

Since the company was founded in 1935, we have been committed to production in Switzerland and we continue to invest in our site in Malters, Lucerne.

OUR CONTRIBUTION TO MANUFACTURING

Energy is required to manufacture skis, whether for processing the raw materials or for the various ski manufacturing processes, such as ski pressing. At Stöckli, we are aware of our responsibility and continue to implement measures to reduce our energy consumption and carbon footprint.

EFFICIENT AND INNOVATIVE HEAT ACCUMULATORToggle

Our heat accumulator stores the heat generated during the ski pressing process. This is then reused for the other pressing processes, which accelerates the pressing process and saves 30% of the energy in manufacturing. You can find out more about our heat accumulator in the interview with our Chief Manufacture Officer.

100% RENEWABLE ENERGY IN MANUFACTURINGToggle

We use 100% renewable energy for our production in our ski manufactory. The electricity from Steiner Energie AG in Malters consists of over 90% Swiss hydropower, the remaining percentage of green electricity comes from grid surcharges.

CONSCIOUS CHOICE OF RAW MATERIALSToggle

We source over 90% of our materials from the DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) region. This means we focus on short transport routes and a local value chain.

PHOTOVOLTAIC FACILIITES IN MANUFACTURINGToggle

On the roof of our factory, we have 1,122 m2 with 562 solar cell modules, which cover a significant proportion of our energy consumption. We obtain the remaining electricity regionally from Steiner Energie AG in Malters - from 100% renewable energy sources.

RECYCLING OF OUR MATERIAL WASTEToggle

Material waste from ski production is extracted directly at the machine in an efficient and environmentally friendly manner. It is then carefully sorted and fed into a recycling process. Aluminum and plastic are recycled by a partner, while another company can use the wood chips for heating processes.

ENERGY SAVING THANKS TO WATER VAPORToggle

Our ski presses heat with water instead of the traditional method that uses steam. This means the ski presses consume around 30% less energy.

“The heat accumulator reduces our carbon footprint and makes the production process more efficient and more environmentally friendly at the same time.”

Christoph Fuchs, Chief Manufacture Officer Stöckli Swiss Sports AG

OUR HEAT ACCUMULATOR – FOR SUSTAINABLE SKI PRODUCTION

We developed an efficient heat accumulator last year. This was an important step in our sustainable production strategy. You can find out how such projects come about and how we take ski production to a new level with such innovations in the interview with our Chief Manufacture Officer, Christoph Fuchs.

Christoph, what exactly is a heat accumulator and how did the idea come about?

Christoph Fuchs: as the name suggests, a heat accumulator is a large accumulator that stores heat. Assembling the ski layers requires an energy-intensive pressing process, so the investment in this heat accumulator was a decisive step. This is because it enables us to reuse the existing heat, which is efficient, improves our energy balance and saves valuable resources.

Implementing something like this is not easy. How long was the process from the conception to the commissioning?

It took us two years from the conception to the commissioning of our energy-efficient heat accumulator. Considering the complexity of such a project, that is very good. We first had to check the technical feasibility and then start the planning before finally proceeding with tests and then implementing and installing the accumulator. We did all this alongside the production, which was obviously running at full speed.

The heat accumulator has already been in operation for a while. Can you already see an added value?

Yes, you can clearly see the benefits as the shorter heating time means the pressing time is notably shorter. We are very happy with this innovation because the heat accumulator reduces our carbon footprint and makes the production process more efficient and more environmentally friendly at the same time.

OUR CONTRIBUTION TO OUR PRODUCTS

We are striving not only to improve our products, but also to make them more environmentally friendly. As such, our research and development continues to focus on solutions that significantly reduce our carbon footprint.

WOOD AS A BASIS FOR SKI CONSTRUCTIONToggle

Wood core is one of the most important components of a ski. We source the wood for our wood core from Europe whenever possible and we continue to optimize various suppliers and possibilities. For example, for certain skis we use European wood from the empress tree, which is one of the fastest growing trees in the world. This tree not only has an impressive growth rate, but also actively contributes to reducing CO2 with its large leaves.

RECYCLED POLYEHTYLENE FOR FREERIDE AND TOURING SKISToggle

We use recycled polyethylene for the blade of our freeride skis.

OUR TEXTILES ARE DESIGNED IN SWITZERLAND, MADE IN EUROPEToggle

Our entire textile collection is designed in Switzerland and produced in Europe. We carefully select our production facilities and continuously monitor compliance with strict social standards. We continue to work on improving these requirements and strengthening our corporate responsibility.

BLUESIGN CERTIFICATION FOR CONSUMER PROTECTIONToggle

Selected materials for our Stöckli textiles are BlueSign certified. This certification recognizes that we use resources responsibly and also offers the highest level of consumer protection.

CONSCIOUS SELECTION OF MATERIALSToggle

We consciously choose not to use fur, real leather and real down in our textile collection and consistently focus on using certified merino wool.

SWISS-MADE STÖCKLI SWEATERToggle

Our Swiss-made sweaters are created in close cooperation with a Swiss producer. This producer uses local hydroelectric power in its factory to produce our Swiss-made sweaters and, therefore, knit the sweaters in a carbon-neutral way. A particularly efficient 3D-knitting process ensures that every jumper comes out of the machine complete and without waste, meaning less waste is produced.

“Our vision: a recyclable ski that does not compromise on performance and quality and that lives up to the familiar Stöckli standards. We are working intensively with renowned universities to develop this.”

Mathieu Fauve, Head of R&D Stöckli Swiss Sports AG

OUR CONTRIBUTION AT COMPANY LEVEL

Our commitment to sustainability goes beyond our manufacturing and our products. We are striving to anchor sustainable thinking and behavior throughout our corporate culture, while consistently and continuously implementing and improving it.

CARBON FOOTPRINTToggle

We have worked in close cooperation with external experts to carefully analyze our carbon footprint. We have used the findings from the analysis to continuously develop and implement measures in order to gradually reduce our ecological footprint. 

INTERACTING WITH STAKEHOLDERSToggle

We interact responsibly with all our stakeholders (including those without a voice such as the environment/nature).

SUSTAINABLE THINKING IN RETAILToggle

We also pursue sustainable thinking and behavior in our own sales and, therefore, in our retail business, and we are continuously reducing our ecological footprint. For example, we consistently choose not to use wax containing fluorine or from dispensing plastic bags.

“The future of our planet and ski sports is close to our hearts. That is why we are actively committed to our environment and its future and we strive to embed and implement sustainability in all our processes. Today, tomorrow and in the future.”

Marc Gläser, CEO Stöckli Swiss Sports AG