We are proud that our head office is now run on 100% windpower, 3⁄4 of our rubbish is recycled and any travel is carbon offset. We are committed to working with our suppliers to improve anything we can at their stage of the process, whether it be cleaner materials or improved processes to reduce waste.
Our packaging is interrogated before it goes to production not only to make sure it will protect your product like nuts in chamois padded lycra bike shorts, but also to make sure it is as environmentally friendly as possible. We now use a range of recycled paper pulp, biodegradable or recyclable plastics and vegetable printing inks... keeping you, us and the planet happy.
We are constantly striving to find new materials that are as good for the environment as they are for our products. We treat all materials with respect; minimising the amount we use, and making sure any product we make is as well designed as possible so it will have a long life.
Unfortunately not all materials are as good for the environment as we would like, such as the silicone used widely in Knog lighting products. We are always on the lookout for new wonder materials, but so far no other material has come close to being as tough and durable. We think it is important to use quality materials suited to their purpose to make sure you end up with a product that is super robust and will be there to keep you riding for many years to come.
It's not enough to make sure we are looking after the environment, but we also need to look after the people in it. We regularly visit all our suppliers and know that are factory staff are working in good conditions... no dirty dark rooms or child labour for us!
We make sure that all our KNOG products are compliant with Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) and for all those people living in the EU you're lucky enough to have allocated recycling facilities. Contact your local distributor to check out where they are.