our sustainability program

Helinox is a community of passionate outdoor enthusiasts who recognize the impact our actions have on our environment and society. Our products are designed and manufactured to minimize the footprint we leave behind. Our team is built to recognize that where we are is not where we’ll be. Through trial & error and consistent improvement, we will travel far - together.

Designed For Life

We firmly believe in the motto: “Buy Quality, Buy Once” and back it up with our category-defining 5-year warranty promise. We design our products to be durable, long-lasting and repairable. We recognize that a bent leg pole should not result in the disposal of the chair.

Proprietary Aluminum, Sustainably Finished

The majority of our frames are made from a proprietary and premium quality aluminum alloy manufactured by Dongah Aluminum Corporation (DAC). DAC’s exclusive “Green Anodization” process removes the need for harmful chemicals and the subsequent wastewater needed to dispose of the chemicals post-treatment. The majority of Helinox frames leverage the Green Anodization process and we are working with DAC to move to 100% Green Anodized frames.

Sustainable materials

The fabrics we source are BlueSign® approved and almost entirely constructed from recycled materials. By 2023, 90% of the polyester used in our products will come from recycled sources. Our commitment to better fabrics extends to the chemistry for water repellent coatings. All products, with the exception of our umbrella, use non-PFC coatings and we are actively searching for a non-PFC solution for our umbrella which delivers the performance we require. We have a Restricted Substances List in place with our suppliers and have made our RSL publicly available.

Track & Measure

Helinox and DAC have partnered with the HIGG index to track and measure the environmental impact of the products we manufacture. All repairs & warranty claims are tracked for continuous improvement to our products so they can last longer and go further. We are committed to tracking our C02 emissions to better understand our carbon footprint as an organization.

Social Responsibility

We are committed to fair and transparent labor practices across our supply chain.  To that end, our Supplier Code of Conduct is publicly available.  We are also using the HIGG Factory Environmental Module as a way to track our partner suppliers' progress and reduce audit fatigue for suppliers.