EOCA scores its first Century!

Release date: 03 July 2013

The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is delighted to announce that it has now signed up 100 member and partners. This milestone, achieved in just 7 years, will be celebrated at this year’s OutDoor show in Friedrichshafen.
Photo Credit: Steven France
Photo Credit: Steven France

Since 1st January 2013, 19 new members have joined the association, together with 3 trade association partners and 1 new media partner, swelling the membership by a massive 29% in just 6 months – and taking the total number of members to 102.

One of the most recent companies to sign up to EOCA to help achieve this target is Arc’teryx Equipment Inc. Joanne Mayzes, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at Arc'teryx said "Arc'teryx is a company from North Vancouver Canada, with a vast playground of mountain wilderness just minutes away from our head office. Joining EOCA aligns with our mandate of helping to protect the environments in which we play. We support our global community of climbers, hikers and skiers who play in the outdoors by protecting wild areas across the globe. We see the EOCA as an effective, successful partner in helping to protect these environments."

Tomas Torstensson, co-founder of Kozi Kidz who have also signed up added, "we are passionate about giving children the opportunity to enjoy, understand and connect with nature and the outdoors. Joining EOCA was a natural step for us to take."


Catherine Savidge, Joint General Manager of EOCA said ‘reaching 100 members so soon is a clear demonstration that the European outdoor industry is passionate about caring for the great outdoors and the wild spaces we all enjoy exploring. It is also a reflection of the fact that outdoor companies value the way in which EOCA can harness the collective contributions of many members, and direct these funds to the most worthwhile, relevant and effective conservation projects worldwide.’

The nine companies who signed up most recently to reach the 100 target, will be presented with their membership certificates on the main stage at the OutDoor party in Friedrichshafen on 13th July in front of a crowd of thousands from the outdoor industry. They are: Arc’teryx, RAB, Trek and Mountain Ltd, HEY-Sport, Scandinavian Outdoor Group, Scandinavian Outdoor Consulting, Mountains4U, Unifi and Kozikidz. All of EOCA’s members and partners are listed on this website HERE

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