Our company mission is to show that simplicity is key to a sustainabity, inspiring a movement of mindful consumption. The economy must rethink to ensure the long-term preservation of our living space and eliminate social inequalities. We want to encourage customers to focus on durable quality and design so they need fewer and better products. We are motivated to invest in the longevity of our products. Transparency should be an important part of this journey and accompany us in further steps of our company history.
Each year, with great passion and commitment, we at Ucon Acrobatics create bags and backpacks for urban nomads. We strive to make environment conscious choices in our design process to respect the people and the environment so that we pass on a healthy future to the next generations.
We partner with outside associations to help us fulfill our mission to build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm and use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis. We look to them to help us improve our practices relating to social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.
Animals are not ours. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has more than 6.5 million members and supporters worldwide - a significant influence within environmental and animal welfare communities. Neither animals nor humans should suffer for our products. With PETA we have the right partner at our side to guarantee our high standards and to motivate the textile industry and people to rethink. We have met all conditions and are proud to be an official partner of PETA.
Society’s most challenging problems cannot be solved by governments and nonprofits alone. B Corporation is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee. B Corps are for profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.
The B Corp community works toward reduced inequality, lower levels of poverty, a healthier environment, stronger communities, and the creation of more high quality jobs with dignity and purpose. By harnessing the power of business, B Corps use profits and growth as a means to a greater end: positive impact for their employees, communities, and the environment. Since the beginning of 2019 we have joined this movement, accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
In the coming year Ucon Acrobatics will collaborate with My Climate, a Swiss non-profit organization dedicated to climate protection. We actively seek, share and measure the impact of our actions with their experts in order to make better decisions. The calculation of a CO2 balance at company level (Corporate Carbon Footprint) is an essential component of corporate climate protection.
We try to avoid emissions where possible. For example our studio in Berlin runs with eco-power from ‘Greenpeace Energy’. Everyone in our team walks or cycles to office every day. In our company’s CO2 balance, all relevant greenhouse gas emissions are recorded, calculated and reported. Directly generated emissions, emissions from purchased energy, e.g. electricity, district heating, as well as indirect emissions, e.g. from business trips and material usage are taken into account. Ucon Acrobatics is proud to partner with My Climate and supports climate compensation projects with a direct impact. By committing to reducing the same quantity of CO2 emissions through engagement in the Clean Drinking Water project for schools and households in Uganda, Ucon Acrobatics products can be labeled as climate-neutral.
Save the Children
We want to help improving the lives of children. Together with Save the Children, we pool resources, expertise and influence to create measurable results with greater impact for children, society and our partners. The cooperation is not just about supporting their work with financial resources but also about our own campaign we brought live together, supporting the school children of Berlin with our backpacks.
With a great passion for the work of talented artists we already embraced collaborations in the past with e.g. Haw-lin, HelloMe or Deutsche & Japaner. They have always been an important part of our company philosophy. Our latest project is called MOTIF, a charity collaboration project with the worlds leading design studios.
The fist collaboration was curated by Tobias Faisst in summer 2018 and the products were presented during the Berlin Fashion Week at the Galerie ZWEIDREI RAUM in Berlin-Kreuzberg. The backpacks were auctioned online exclusively for two weeks from the start of the exhibition. Proceeds were donated to Streem magazine, a contemporary art, design and street magazine that supports the homeless in Berlin.
Need more information on this important topic from Ucon Acrobatics? Simply download our sustainability report. It's the first time we've summarized our progress in sustainable entrepreneurship.
Ucon Acrobatics - Sustainability Report 2019 (Pdf, english, 4.8mb)
Ucon Acrobatics - Nachhaltigkeitsbericht 2019 (Pdf, german, 4.8mb)
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