Sustainability

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FOREWORD

Taking responsibility for our actions and producing high-quality products are an integral part of LEKI. We were asked once: “Why are your repairing all of these old poles, that came back after many years of good service?” Our answer was simple, “Because it´s the right thing to do.”

 

- Waltraud Lenhart

Quality

Our products are jointly developed and manufactured in Kirchheim/Teck, Germany and Tachov in the Czech Republic, this eliminates lengthy supply chains and expensive procurement channels. This allows us to control all processes and to have transparency in the vertical integration of manufacturing. We use the most modern production processes and manufacturing facilities; our state-of-the-art technology enables us to manufacture products while conserving resources.

Durability

We work with passion to achieve our goal of manufacturing products that have real added value. Our priority is to combine high performance with comfort and security. Our constant communication with experts and professional athletes ensures our exceptional level of quality. The result is intelligently designed products that customers can enjoy for many years to come. With over 250 patents, LEKI has registered more innovations than almost any other manufacturer in the outdoor industry.

Repair

Reliable and durable products are part of LEKI's DNA. LEKI offers a 10-year availability guarantee, even on spare parts. With a worldwide network of specialized service centers, our products can be repaired and reconditioned after wear and tear. The claim rate for LEKI products is less than 0.3% per year. LEKI is able to repair 93% of the claims, so that our products are fully operational again after the claim has been processed.

Service

Sibylle who has been working in LEKI's service department for over 25 years:

"My greatest pleasure is to make customers happy again by repairing even very old product models. Our customers are often very fond of their poles, for many of them, they bring back memories of someone special or a particularly beautiful time in their lives."

Headquarters

We place a high value on renewable energies, which is why we installed the first photovoltaic system in our Kirchheim location in 2005. Generally, we supply our entire energy needs from April to September with our own photovoltaic systems and even produce a surplus. We only depend on additional energy in the winter. Over the year, LEKI generates 7% more electricity than total energy consumption. This significant savings of electricity noticeably reduces our CO² emissions by over 33 tons of CO² per year. In 2014, we also installed an intelligent and highly efficient energy-saving lighting system. Since then, we have equipped our production and storage rooms with energy-saving LED lighting. With this sustainable investment, we have reduced electricity consumption from 27,040 kWh/year to 1,508 kWh/year.

 

In August 2019, LEKI was the first company in the Esslingen district to be awarded the KEFF energy efficiency label by the Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce and Industry. This certification includes both our new lighting system and our photovoltaic systems. Here at LEKI, we are excited about receiving this award and are very proud to have improved our environmental balance. It's nice to know that our efforts to treat our environment as responsibly as possible and to conserve resources have received this public recognition.