For more than a year, a committee of six German bicycle companies developed the action plan for resource conservation, sustainability and climate protection around the products and services in the bicycle industry. 22 decision makers of the bicycle industry have now adopted the Bike Charter for sustainable management.
With the Bike Charter, the companies want to take a close look at the sustainable production of the bicycle, from the resources via the supply chain to the companies, employees and customers, in order to take into account their social, ecological and in the end also their economic responsibility.
The Bike Charter is based on national and international legislation and presents corporate social responsibility topics as well as measures, primarily from the action fields market and environment, but also workplace and community. The adopted draft of the Bike Charter includes 18 topics around production, location, social relevance and strategic CSR management with a total of 110 specific possibilities for action.
22 companies of the Bikebrainpool, the bicycle industry’s think tank, are among the first signatories of the Bike Charter: Abus, Bike & Co, B.O.C., Croozer, Delius Klasing, Fellowz, Hebie, Humpert, IDBerlin, JobRad, Kienzler, Pressedienst Fahrrad, Radlager, Schwalbe, Riese & Müller, Rose Bikes, Thun, Velokonzept, VSF, Wertgarantie, WSM and Zedler.
Author: Jürgen Wetzstein