The chemistry involved in our materials and components plays a vital role in ensuring our garments and equipment are of the highest quality and performance. We work with all areas of our supply chain to ensure the chemicals used in the manufacture of our products are used responsibly through a chemical management program which is designed to meet demanding requirements in terms of hazardous substances, worker and consumer safety and environmental protection.
We require all of our suppliers to comply with our Restricted Substance List (RSL) which outlines chemicals banned or restricted in the manufacture of Montane products due to local and international regulations, safety or environmental risks. Our suppliers must certify their compliance against our RSL and we have a testing program to verify their compliance.
Furthermore we work with our suppliers to select materials that have 3rd party independent accreditation wherever possible including; bluesign® system, OEKO-TEX® and REACH ensuring we are efficiently monitoring and reducing our impacts in the supply chain.