For the last 54 years, OMM has stood for mountain marathon & all the judgement & skill that comes with the sport.
But we have perhaps taken for granted some of our values & left too much unsaid.
So we thought we would take the time to put into words the values & causes we stand be as a company & as mountain lovers.
This is an ongoing project & we will continue to add sub-articles to each section to expand upon the work we are doing & have left to do.
PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE ACCESS / REMOVING UNJUST BARRIERS TO WILD SPACES / PRODUCING KIT THAT ENABLES ADVENTURE / MOUNTAIN MARATHON– The ultimate test of access!
Every jacket we make & every event we hold inevitably has an impact on our environment, just as many other decisions we make will affect others; be they workers in our factories or the salesperson selling our product in a shop.
WE MUST TAKE OWNERSHIP OF THESE IMPACTS & RECOGNISE THEIR EXTENT
IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY, WITH YOUR HELP, TO SEARCH FOR SOLUTIONS & IMPROVEMENTS
YOU ARE OUR ALLIES IN THIS PROCESS & WE WELCOME CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK ON ALL ASPECTS OF OUR BUSINESS
We’d love to say we have all the answers but we don’t & there are many questions & challenges we face, just as the consumer does when trying to make ethical decisions. We will continue to face these challenges head on & encourage you to do the same; for example:
/ THE MOST ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY JACKET IS THE ONE YOU ALREADY OWN… but that doens’t pay the wages.
/ LIGHTWEIGHT vs DURABLE
/ REPAIR vs REPLACE
Does accreditation (Blue Sign & Fair Wear etc) really work or can we spend the money directly and achieve more?
/ ECOLOGY REPORTING – Close consultation with ecologists prior to, during and after each event to assess impacts and protect sensitive areas… Read More.
/RECYCLING – Over 99% of all food and material waste from the event is recycled off site
/LOCAL COMMUNITY – Care is taken to resource locally and return income to our host communities
Primaloft Cross Core 90% recycled material
Primaloft ACTIVE 75gsm 58% recycled material
Primaloft ACTIVE 125gsm 64% recycled material
/ SWING TAGS – All swing tags are now low ink, recycled & compostable card
/ SPARES & REPAIRS – We believe every piece of kit deserves a second chance. Spares and repair support available; anything we can do to keep it out of landfill
/ DUAL PURPOSE – Our range of spares come supplied on a recycled plastic card that doubles as a 1:25k & 1:40k romer