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. Watch this short video to find out more about the vital contribution a Sustaining Member makes.

Sustainable Growth
Sustainable Growth
Could you make a commitment to conservation and be a Sustaining Member? This short video has all the information you need and highlights what your organisation could help to achieve. For more details, please download the document further down the page, or get in touch with Tanya or Catherine

Sustaining Members Declaration:

We the undersigned hereby agree to voluntarily provide at least €10,000 annually, in addition to membership fees, to EOCA. This funding will be used to help finance the operating costs of the Association, to ensure the continuation of EOCA and to enable the entire outdoor sector to work together to support nature conservation that addresses the loss of biodiversity, the climate crisis and the great outdoors. 
Launch of Sustaining Membership. OutDoor 2014
Launch of Sustaining Membership. OutDoor 2014
We further declare that:
  • Our organisation, the outdoor industry and our wellbeing depend on healthy environments and wild spaces, and we take our collective responsibility to look after them extremely seriously.
  • Challenges to our fragile environment are increasing. The general public is more and more aware of this. There is a climate crisis and an intrinically linked crisis of biodiversity loss.
  • Our industry is substantial and we believe it can 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 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.
EOCA is extremely grateful to its Sustaining Members for their support:

Our Sustaining Members

European Outdoor Group KEEN Nikwax Ltd Osprey Europe Ltd Pertex STANLEY - PMI Worldwide HAVI (EMEA) The North Face Messe Muenchen OutDoor by ISPO. Messe Muenchen
European Outdoor Group

Awarded: 2023, 2015,2016,2017,2018,2019,2020,2021, 2022
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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Awarded: 2023, 2015,2016,2017,2018,2019,2020,2021,2022
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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Nikwax Ltd

Awarded: 2023, 2015,2016,2017,2018,2019,2020,2021,2022
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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Awarded: 2023, 2015,2016,2017,2018,2019,2020,2021,2022
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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Awarded: 2023, 2022
Since 1913, Stanley products have revolutionized the way people enjoy food and beverages outdoors and everywhere. We support organizations working to conserve, restore, and provide access to our planet’s natural and wild spaces. We are honored to contribute to the important work of the European Outdoor Conservation Association as Sustaining Members to ensure that the world’s wild places thrive for generations to come.
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The North Face

Awarded: 2022, 2019, 2020, 2021
The North Face was built on a love for the outdoors and the desire to enable all types of exploration, from your backyard to the Himalayas. Over the last 50 years we've lived by our “true north,” the belief that exploration has the power to change us, to challenge us and to help us see the world from new perspectives. Through Sustaining membership, we hope to further support the important work of the European Outdoor Conservation Association and help to ensure that the outdoors is conserved for future generations to enjoy.
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Messe Muenchen

Awarded: , 2015,2016,2017,2018,2019,2020,2021,2022
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OutDoor by ISPO. Messe Muenchen

Awarded: , 2019,2020,2021,2022
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.
We are hugely grateful for the support of the European Outdoor Conservation Association, without whose support we could never have realised such an ambitious project.
Hugo Tagholm, Surfers Against Sewage