V12 Sustainability page

V12’S SUSTAINABILITY COMMITMENT

We are committed to giving V12 wearers the high-performing safety footwear they've come to expect – but whilst also striving for environmentally sound manufacturing in our products’ life cycle in every phase - starting with design, right through to shipping and packaging. So what are we doing and what are we going to do to be the most sustainable business we can possibly be?

WE'VE been certified as a carbon neutral company 

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We are thrilled to announce that we've been certified ZeroCarbon® by The Sustainable Future Group. This certification is the result of a company-wide drive to reduce our carbon footprint and make our production processes cleaner and greener, and we have a huge sense of achievement now we've hit this environmental goal.

“I’m incredibly proud of the team for achieving this major milestone in our sustainability journey. it's another example of our total commitment to do our best for the planet.” 

George Turner, Managing Director 

Find out the full story behind how we become a carbon neutral company here.

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LoGISTICS AND PACKAGING

Carbon savings  

We're moving production from the Far East to Europe. Some styles have already moved, and there are more to come soon. Find out about it here. 

materials 

A few of the many smaller changes we're making include introducing LED lighting and ensuring no plastic strapping is used in our packaging. We use no glue in our boxes or cartons, so our packaging process is vegan-friendly.

Recycling

We use recycled and fully recyclable mailing bags and recycled cartons. 

PRODUCTS

OUR CARBON NEUTRAL RANGE 

Our Lynx range is officially our most sustainable boot ever.

OUR AWARD-WINNING OVERSHOE 

MukGuard means no more single-use plastic boot-covers. Explore here.

LWG APPROVED  

Our European-made footwear is made at LWG-certified tanneries - find out more about the LWG here.

WORKING WITH ACCREDITED THIRD PARTIES  

Learn how we’re aiming for the highest standards of ethical trading here 

V12 sustainability Lynx Carbon Neutral Range
V12 sustainability - technology and design

TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN 

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE 

We use AI to help people find their correct fit first time, reducing the amount of shipping journeys and the resulting carbon emissions which occur when items are returned. Want to find out more? Click here. 

3D SAMPLING TO REDUCE WASTE 

We use industry-leading 3D sampling technology at the design stage, enabling us to be highly accurate at the manufacturing stage, which vastly reduces leftover material.

 

SUSTAINABILITY LEARNING HUB

Read our informative and eye-opening blogs to find out everything you need to know. 

V12 Lynx carbon neutral range blog
V12 leather vs microfibre blog
V12 Green claims code blog

There are more blogs on sustainability available – search ‘sustainability’ in our blog homepage to keep learning! 

V12’S SUSTAINABILITY JOURNEY: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE 

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“It's great to be part of a team that is so committed to working with world-class consultants and accredited third parties so we can lead the way in safety footwear sustainability.”

Chloe Oakley, Operations Coordinator

 

Sustainability at V12 has been a long journey so far – and it’s far from over. We continue to review and improve our sustainability practices to ensure that V12’s relationship with the planet is just like the one we have with our customers: long, healthy and harmonious.

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