|Approved to make||
Ecoboard Level One and Ecoboard Gold Level
|Brand Description||“Firewire believes that the combination of EPS/Epoxy and other high tech materials is where the future of surfboard technology lies. Our goal has always been to combine high performance surfing with increased durability resulting in a more sustainable surfboard that increases the fun factor for everyone who rides them. After multiple WSL event wins over the years, and more recently, Kelly’s endorsement of our company by way of his majority stake in Firewire, we believe in our proven track record for innovative designs and technology. The future under your feet.”– Mark Price, CEO|
|Ecoboard Audit Results||Firewire’s Thailand manufacturing site was audited by Sustainable Surf. The company has effective processes to ensure approved materials are used in boards using both Ecoboard labels.|
|Surfboard Sustainability||Firewire is dedicated to building high performance surfboards and accessories through innovative design, materials and construction methods. They strive to do so with the lowest possible impact on the environment while also giving back to the global surf community through support of various environmental and humanitarian organizations.
Firewire embraced the ECOBOARD program from day one with the introduction of our TIMBERTEK models. The combination of sustainably grown Paulownia wood deck skins and bio-resin throughout, qualified TIMBERTEK for ECOBOARD verification.
In July of 2014 Firewire converted their entire production to Entropy Super Sap bio-resin, and thereby qualified every Firewire board for the Ecoboard Project.
In addition, the Paulownia wood used in the Timbertek boards is sourced from a certified, sustainable resource, and also includes a 20% recycled content EPS core, and 30% bio content Entropy epoxy resin.
|Energy||Firewire has a strong focus on energy efficiency. The Thailand site is currently exploring options for renewable energy.|
|Waste||Waste is minimal for a surfboard manufacturing process. An onsite EPS recycling program is in place.|
|Packaging||Firewire uses BAST recycled content/recyclable packaging for most board ranges. Alternatives are being explored for other packaging used.|
|Health and safety||Worker health and safety (WHS) is at a very high standard. The site proactively promotes and enforces WHS – examples providing appropriate personal protective equipment, emergency response stations, and mandating helmet use for motorcycle and scooter riders entering the site.|
|Contact Name||FIrewire Surfboards|
|Contact Phone||(760) 893-8702|
|How Should ECOBOARD Orders Come In?||Order from a dealer.|
|Qualifying boards||Ecoboard Level One|
|Brand Description||Since 1969, Channel Islands Surfboards has been dedicated to performance and quality through hard work, innovation, and originality. Over the last 43 years, Channel Islands has grown from a local grass-roots operation to a cutting edge organization, catering to the best surfers in the world. It started with hard-core surfing and quality in mind and these guidelines have brought us through four decades of constant change in the surf industry. Channel Islands will shape the new millennium with innovative design and quality as our main focus.
“The driving force behind Channel Islands Surfboards is the demand on design created by the world’s greatest surfers, allowing for the highest performance surfing possible. To provide the most dedicated surfers with the most advanced, performance designs is my passion” – Al Merrick, Designer/Shaper
CI is a privately held organization focused on rider-driven product and manufacturing the best possible equipment available. Located in a state-of-the-art facility just blocks from Rincon Del Mar, the CI HQ represents a foundation for developing, testing, and building boards while providing jobs in Santa Barbara for many years to come.
|Surfboard Sustainability||Ecoboard Level One boards using qualifying resins and blanks|
|How Should ECOBOARD Orders Come In?||Visit a dealer to make your custom order for an ECOBOARD|