Sustaining Members

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From 1 January 2015, a select group of forward thinking EOCA members have been leading the way in conservation, through their funding of the future sustainable growth of the Association.
Sustainable Growth
Sustainable Growth
Following an official signing of the Sustaining Member Declaration 2015 at OutDoor 2014 the members listed below put their names to the following:

Sustaining Members Declaration:

We the undersigned hereby agree to voluntarily provide at least €10,000 per year for the next 3 years to EOCA. This funding will finance the running of the Association, to ensure the continuation of EOCA and its extraordinary rate of growth, enable the move to two annual funding rounds, and to keep the Association’s pledge that 100% of membership subscriptions go into environmental projects.
All our Sustaining Members
All our Sustaining Members
We further declare that:
  • We acknowledge that our organisations, the outdoor industry and our wellbeing depend on healthy environments and wild spaces, and take our collective responsibility to look after them extremely seriously.
  • Challenges to our fragile environment are increasing and the general public is more and more aware of this.
  • Our industry is substantial and we beleive it can do more to make a major contribution to protect and care for these wild places and their fauna and flora.
  • The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) provides a collective mechanism to enable the whole of the outdoor industry to care for the environment. The Association has been effectively and efficiently fulfilling this role on behalf of the industry since 2006.
  • Meaningful conservation costs time, money and dedication. We believe this is a worthwhile investment, over and above our membership fee, for the good of the entire industry. We hereby call on all businesses within our industry to join or increase their support of EOCA, to ensure the future of valuable environments on which our businesses depend.
Sustaining Membership is paid on an annual basis over and above the annual EOCA membership fees.  Since the initial sign up committing to 3 years of Sustaining Membership, the same members have committed to continuing with their subscription and we are extremely grateful to the continuing support of this select group.

Our Sustaining Members

European Outdoor Group KEEN Messe Friedrichshafen Nikwax Ltd Patagonia Europe SAS Pertex Messe Muenchen
European Outdoor Group
As the organisation that founded EOCA we are immensely proud to have seen the idea grow so successfully, proud of the work that is being done and proud of the team who have made it all happen. We are no longer involved in the day to day running of the organisation as it is fully independent of the EOG, but we are firmly committed to supporting its development wherever we can and are delighted to become a Sustaining Member”
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From the beginning, KEEN made the promise to give back- resulting in our Hybrid.Care Program which aims to build strong communities and a healthier planet. One main pillar of the program is the creation of strategic partnerships with organisations in the field of land & water conservation. As EOCA is one of these strategic partners for Europe, the Sustaining Membership Agreement is a logical step to strengthen our partnership with them. KEEN also hopes that this will have an effect on other brands and businesses, encouraging others to join and increase their support, ensuring the future of the valuable environments and landscapes on which our business depends.
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Messe Friedrichshafen
As a friend and partner of the outdoor industry, we are delighted to be able to support an organisation that makes a real difference and ensures that conservation remains a priority for the great wild places of the world
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Nikwax Ltd

Awarded: 2014
At Nikwax, we are especially aware that people who buy our products are passionate about the outdoor environment.  So it, is entirely appropriate that we should support EOCA.  By becoming Sustaining Members we can magnify one contribution many times by making it easier for other outdoor companies to contribute to conservation.

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Patagonia Europe SAS

Awarded: 2014
Patagonia is proud to be sustaining member of EOCA. As brands/businesses in the outdoor industry, we have a great responsibility and opportunity to help protect and conserve our environment for future generations. Patagonia has a long standing commitment of supporting grassroots organizations around the world protect the wild places we love.

We see stepping up our commitment to become a sustaining member of EOCA as critical in protecting those threatened wild places. Sustaining membership ensures that 100% of EOCA's membership dues are passed on directly to environmental organizations working hard on conservation efforts in Europe and beyond. We hope other companies will step up their commitment and join us and the other leadership brands at this level to support the important work of EOCA
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Awarded: 2014
Pertex is bound by directives, its owners and brand partners to adopt clean(er) manufacturing processes and best practices in traceability etc. As a key ingredient in the outdoor world, we believe that Pertex should also demonstrate its commitment to the protection of the environment by becoming a Sustaining Member of EOCA, so we can support the great work it does on behalf of the industry
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Messe Muenchen

Awarded: 2014
As a friend and partner of the outdoor industry, we are delighted to be able to support an organisation that makes a real difference and ensures that conservation remains a priority for the great wild places of the world.
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If you are an individual who loves the great outdoors and would like to support our projects, please click the donate button below. During 2017, all money donated will fund tree planting in Nepal as part of our 2 Million Tree Project.
We’re delighted to have been supported by the European Outdoor Conservation Association, who have been
an excellent partner and whose support has enabled us to divert more much-needed funds into local projects.
Dr Matthias Hammer, Biosphere Expeditions