Interview with Diego Bolzonello and Sandro Parisotto
What does the Green Manifesto represent for SCARPA?
Diego Bolzonello: "It's another step forward in our sustainability journey; we're giving a name to the values we feel inspire our work and choosing how to implement them tangibly in the years to come."
What pushed the company to decide to take this further step?
Diego Bolzonello: "Over the years we've taken many decisions and set up many initiatives based on sustainable principles. I'm thinking of the use of Pebax® RNew - a totally organic, recyclable material - in our telemark and ski mountaineering boots, or the photovoltaic panels that have been on the roof of our Asolo headquarters for years, covering part of our energy needs. But now we want to turn this inclination into a clear and programmatic commitment, to ensure that sustainability becomes a structural part of the business."
Why is being sustainable so important for SCARPA?
Sandro Parisotto: "The mountains, and nature, in particular, are the very reason our company exists. Nobody would need our products if the mountains and unspoilt places didn't exert such a pull on people. Looking after nature means doing our part to ensure these extraordinary places we love and admire so much can remain intact, in their eternal beauty."