People and Planet Before Profit
Our love of the outdoors and the world's wild places guides the way we do business. It's in our nature to look after what's important; whether that's the environment, our staff, suppliers, animals, community or our customers.
Everything is connected. Sustainability is not a collection of single issue projects but a comprehensive way of working. It's our way of life.
All this supports our ethos that there’s no place for elitism in the outdoors.
It’s our love of the outdoors and belief in nature that drives what we do. This simplicity is best encapsulated in our phrase:
Go Nice Places Do Good Things
B Corp Certified
Living Wage Foundation employer
1% For The Planet
Science Based Targets Initiative
Principles of hope
Alpkit is guided by 6 principles. We have identified 26 material topics that are important to us using the GRI framework. These priorities came from a robust process including a review of our areas of activity and a broad consultation with staff, customers and shareholders. We measure and monitor our growth through this lens to guide our operational decisions to have a more positive impact.
Reduce, reuse, repair, recycle
Respect our environment
Treat animals humanely
Work with people we believe in
Build a better business
2022 Year of Activism
Our full life carbon footprint
We've worked with Nottingham Trent University to calculate our carbon footprint.
And set challenging carbon emission reduction targets with Science Based Targets to prevent the worst of climate change.
A fit for purpose: Sizing matters
We’re working on size inclusivity. We’ve been steadily increasing our size ranges and leg length options over the last few years, including launching a men’s XS and women’s 6 and 20.
We want everyone and every body to be able to Go Nice Places Do Good Things
Re-use beats recycling. And Continuum is our project to pass on your gear to people that need it most.
We've rehomed over 8 tonnes of outdoor gear.
Drop off your unwanted gear at any of our stores or post to us for free and we will find a new home in the UK through our network of charitable partners.
Mending is better than ending
Thrift is the anti-dote to consumerism. 100 billion garmets made every year for the 8 billion people on the planet. Our world is over-producing clothing by a factor of 4.
So get your gear out of your wardrobes and let us give it a new lease of life.
Our Repair Stations are massively busy with 7,122 repairs in 2022. All our stores have a repair station and we repair, reproof and downwash any brand.