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    • Ongoing Progress

      The DOWN CODEX® project is more of a journey than a destination.

      It is a constantly evolving challenge and we are continually taking steps to improve the process.

    A new season, a new source of duck-down

    For the Spring-Summer 2023 season Mountain Equipment have a new supplier of duck down.Sourced via German down wholesaler Peter Kohl GmbH and obtained from the farming group DROP® S.A based...

    Mountain Equipment to require annual down supply audits

    As part of our integration of the RDS 3.0 standard into DOWN CODEX®, Mountain Equipment has confirmed that its supply chain audits will now be carried out on an annual...

    Mountain Equipment ceases sourcing Russian goose down

    For the past ten years we have sourced our goose down from a farming group located in South-Western Russia, buying it through a German wholesaler. Throughout that time, we have...

    Mountain Equipment achieves RDS 3.0 brand certification

    Mountain Equipment is pleased to announce that it is now a certified Responsible Down Standard (RDS) brand. This represents the last step in integrating the RDS 3.0 standard into our...

    Risk Management in the Supply Chain. Part 2.

    In 2010, the down industry was safely ensconced in basecamp, where it had been for about a hundred years. It was comfortable, its sales were growing steadily, and everyone thought...

    Risk Management in the Supply Chain. Part 1

    DOWN CODEX® is celebrating its tenth anniversary. It does so in a typically understated way, but it provides us with an opportunity to look back and take stock, not only...

    Ukrainian White Duck Down 90-10 700

    Unfortunately due to the on-going security issues currently being experienced within certain parts of Ukraine use of this supply-chain ceased before a full DOWN CODEX® audit could be carried out....

    UK Farm visit

    As part of Mountain Equipment’s ongoing DOWN CODEX efforts, two staff members recently visited a UK farm which breeds both geese and ducks. Johnson and Swarbrick based near Preston are...

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    2014

    Following our decision to cease work with two previous supply chain partners, in June an audit is carried out in the Zanghua and Taoyuan regions of Taiwan to allow one...

    2013

    3 years of studying our supply chains has highlighted the need to try and reduce the number of partners we work with, a logical step in the further reduction of...


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