Rossignol has unveiled its new Essential ski, which will be available in limited quantities in FW22-23 and has been designed using the most simplistic and least amount of raw materials, making more than 75 percent of the ski 100 percent recyclable. Following the announcement of its Respect program in 2020, a far-reaching CSR initiative to reduce its carbon footprint by 30 percent by 2030 and industrial waste by 40 percent by 2025, the Rossignol Group continues to place its environmental and social commitment at the heart of its strategic initiatives. The company is currently working on recyclable ski boots, technical equipment, and apparel. All Rossignol Group production facilities are scheduled to run on renewable energy by January 2023.
To meet the current challenges of recycling winter sports equipment and the brand’s commitment, the Rossignol Group has also partnered with the French company MTB, a leader in recycling and related manufacturing processes. MTB has recently developed a new water-free process for improved recycling of conventional modern ski constructions. This development has been synchronized with that of the Rossignol Essential ski to ensure maximum compatibility and contribute to a circular economy and product life cycle. Recycled materials can then be reused in various industries and, in the future, new products of the Rossignol Group. The MTB Recycling Box, which will be offered from 2023, is an innovative new tool that enables improved recycling of modern conventional ski, boot and pole constructions.