B Impact Report

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Burton

Snowboards, Outdoor Gear and Apparel
Certified Since: October, 2019
Location: Burlington, Vermont, United States
Sector: Wholesale/Retail

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80.4

The B Impact Scores are being compared against all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

Founded in 1977 by Jake Burton Carpenter out of his Vermont barn, Burton is proud to be the first snowboarding brand to become a B Corp™. Headquartered in Burlington, Vermont, Burton designs and manufactures industry-leading snowboards, boots, bindings, outerwear and layering as well as year-round apparel, packs/bags and accessories.

For decades, Burton has chosen to take the path that has a lighter footprint, making a positive impact on its people, products and playground. Sustainability is deeply woven into the company’s purpose-driven business model. From carving out ways to reduce the carbon footprint of Burton HQ and product manufacturing to purchasing environmentally preferred materials and finding solutions to keep products in use longer, Burton is effectively impacting its supply chain from raw materials to landfill. All snowboards are Forest Stewardship CouncilTM certified, and the company is targeting 100% bluesign® products across softgoods. Burton is also committed to fair labor practices and safe working conditions, advocating for strong climate policy, and protecting the company’s unique culture by empowering women’s leadership, providing preferred employee benefits and encouraging staff to give back through volunteer time off and The Chill Foundation.

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