Our mission: Create innovative kiteboarding equipment and safety technologies while increasing our corporate sustainability and contributing to positive social and environmental change.

Our Pledge

Our business is creating kiteboarding products. It is what we love and we know how to do it well.  We have spent almost two decades developing, designing and refining cutting-edge products that have helped shape modern kiteboarding.  Unfortunately, by creating the products we love, we are harming the very environment we need to practise our sport.  Kiteboarding products and the processes necessary to create them are not environmentally friendly.  As kiteboarders, we feel connected to our oceans, lakes, and rivers and we see first-hand the damage we are doing to our planet.  We depend on our natural environment and, in turn, we believe it is our responsibility to protect it.

This is why we have made it our mission to breathe sustainability into our corporate structure at Duotone Kiteboarding.  We recognise that we have only scraped the tip of the iceberg with what we can do as a company and we plan to bring everyone along with us as we venture down this path to a more sustainable future.  As we find success with less harmful new materials or processes, it is our hope that others will follow suit and we can be part of a transition to a new greener industry overall.

We believe we can achieve our mission to create positive social and environmental change by analysing each component of our business and continually asking ourselves the question, how can we do it better? In the context of B&M’s economic efficiency, sustainability is understood as a continuous process that is integral to corporate strategy and not a temporary objective. Part of this process will inevitably be to overcome challenges as they arise, and we look forward to sharing our successes and failures openly because we can all learn from both outcomes.

We feel it is our responsibility to take action and do what we can to save our playgrounds before it is too late. And we invite everyone to join us in this endeavour.  

ECO-PERFORMANCE MILESTONES

2021

Efficient logistics and reuse of packaging at our line company.

No plastic used for packaging of coils transported to our manufacturing facilities.

Transport containers coming from our manufacturing facilities will be refilled with coils and returned to Robline for reuse.

Kite packaging made from recycled plastic.

Kitebags made from recycled plastic.

Twintip production operating with 100% solar energy.

2020

After the success of 2019 Duotone decided to go bigger: together with the partners from B&M company the “Save our Playgrounds” initiative was founded.
As part of this initiative, B&M calls on again this year to not rely on anyone else to save our world and thus our „playgrounds“: From April 30th to May 3rd it is time again to keep as much plastic waste as possible from being washed into the oceans.

Hangtags made of recycled paper

280.000 hangtags made of recycled paper.

2019

Surfboard packaging – 100% plastic free

The unique cardboard structure is a strong, reliable material that can reduce damage to boards in transit or while traveling. The strength means less packaging is required overall, making this a cost-effective environmental solution.

In cooperation with Jobrad, employees have the option of leasing a bike for the way to work at a discount. Maintenance and insurance are also paid by the company.

Duotone Clean beach day powered by ion

May 1st Duotone called for the first global Clean Beach Day.
The goal was to rid the beaches and the sea of garbage and, above all, of plastic, as it not only limits the enjoyment of kiteboarding but also threatens the lives of marine animals, humans and the whole planet.

During the first ever Duotone Beach Clean up in 2019 we collected approx. 800 kg of trash from beaches around the globe.
~ A German household produces approx. 450 kg trash per capita during one year (* in 2018)

All duotone products and related production processes as well as ION wetsuits were termed „climate neutral“, as their carbon emissions have been calculated and offset by supporting a recognized carbon offset project – a hydroelectric power plant in southern Sri Lanka.

A total of 4000 tons (4047.46 tons) of CO2 / season

~ A car that goes around the entire globe once would emit approx. 7562 kg CO2. Emitting 4000 tons (4 Mio kg) a car could circle the globe 529 times

2018

Packaging

Reuse of packaging at our warehouse.

2017

R&D

Ongoing research of new material and packaging to reduce the economical footprint of each product.

2016

SAVE ENERGY

Energy audit: to recognize energy saving opportunities / reduce energy consumption within the company

Switch to green electricity

B&M cycling initiative

Employees were given an incentive to come to work by bike. Within half a year more than 15.000 km were done by bike.

NEW PACKAGING CONCEPT

We save approx 3 tons of plastic foil, approx 64m³ of styrofoam / plastic packaging, 66000 poly bags and 13 tons of paper thanks to the adjustments made to our packaging system.

New twintip production at Capita

Zero carbon footprint / water energy

Solvent free

Made in Austria / Europe

Solar energy

Start of step-by-step conversion of GSL kite production to solar energy