Jones Snowboards Green Misson

GREEN MISSION

Jones Snowboards is committed to making our products in the most sustainable means possible. We take these efforts seriously because we care about our environmental footprint and it’s effects on future generations. All of our boards incorporate eco-materials such as recycled abs sidewalls, FSC certified wood cores and we use production practices like finger joining the cores and flip-flopping the base colors to minimize material waste. New green materials we’ve introduced on select models include the film topsheet which uses no varnish and bamboo sidewalls which eliminate some plastic.

Our boards are also made at a factory in Austria that is at the forefront of developing new, more sustainable production techniques and is in the heart of our material supply chain which saves transportation resources. Despite our green mission, we do realize that the production and distribution of our products have an unavoidable footprint. We strive to decrease this impact every year by embracing new eco-tech as it becomes available and contributing to global eco-efforts through our partnerships with POW and 1% For The Planet.

PARTNERHIPS


Manufacturing snowboards and traveling the world to ride them is not without it’s sacrifices. We realize that a lot of energy and resources go into what we do and no matter how hard we work to limit our impact, our actions still affect the environment. Jones Snowboards is a proud member of 1% For The Planet because we’re dedicated to helping off-set the footprint of our business by supporting positive environmental change.

1% For The Planet’s Mission

1% For The Planet’s mission is to build, support and activate an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet. Member companies support thousands of non-profit organizations helping to save land, protect forests, rivers and oceans, make agricultural and energy production more sustainable, get toxics out of the environment, plastics out of the oceans and more. 1% for the Planet member companies give 1% of their sales directly to the sustainability-oriented non-profits of their choosing. 1% For The Planet carefully vets each nonprofit for track record, credibility and impact and annually verifies that members are making their contributions. 
More than $100 million dollars has been invested by 1% for the Planet members in the last ten years.

For more info about 1% For The Planet


Protect Our Winters (POW) was started in 2007 by Jones Snowboards’ founder Jeremy Jones after he witnessed first hand the impact of climate change on the mountains of the world. We continue to work lock-step with POW by donating financially, using our company as a loudspeaker for their initiatives and through our team riders like Jeremy, Forrest Shearer, Ralph Backstrom who volunteer for POW community projects.

POW’s Mission

The mission of Protect Our Winters (POW) is to engage and mobilize the winter sports community to lead the fight against climate change. POW is the environmental center point of this global community, united towards a common goal of reducing climate change’s affects on our sports and local economies. Snow-based recreation in the United States is estimated to contribute $67 billion annually to the US economy and supports over 600,000 jobs. POW was founded on the idea that the collective power of the winter sports community is massive, and if we step up and take responsibility to save a season that fuels our passions, we will also help protect the livelihoods, jobs and economic vitality of our mountain regions.


For more information about POW

 

TECHNOLOGY

SNOWBOARDS

Wood Veneer

Recycled Edges

Bamboo Sidewall

Flip-Flop Base
 
Wood veneer topsheets dampen the ride and eliminate some plastic and lacquer which improves board sustainability. Jones uses reinforced and recycled steel edges made in Germany.

Jones Explorer and Discovery splitboards feature bamboo inner-sidewalls to improve board sustainability.

 

Flip-Flop bases improve board sustainability by reducing p-tex waste

Woodcores

Recycled ABS

Bio Wax

Thin Film Topsheet
Jones Snowboards are made with sustainably harvested woodcores from Eastern Europe. ABS Plastic is one of the necessary evils of snowboard production. We improve the sustainability of our snowboards by using only recycled plastic Jones Snowboards are factory waxed with OneBallJay BIO wax.

Thin film topsheets provide the stiffness and impact resistance of a normal topsheet while reducing weight and eliminating the need for varnish.
 

 

BACKPACKS

PVC Free Fabrics

Recycled Fabrics

 

APPAREL
 

GOST Certified

Organic Blended Certified

Organic Cotton

Recycled Polyester

Water-Based Inks