|Approved to build||Level One ECOBOARDS and Gold Level ECOBOARDS|
|Brand Description||Firewire makes a diverse range of boards in EPS/bio-epoxy combinations. With shapes influenced by some of the world’s best, including Slater Designs, Tomo, Rob Machado, Mannkine and Wingnut, there’s a board for every wave.
“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 Qualified Materials are used in boards using both ECOBOARD Gold Level and Level One labels.
Comprehensive records of the audit results are held by Sustainable Surf.
|Audit dates||11/22/2018, 07/20/2017, 07/21/2016|
|Brand Sustainability||Firewire is approved to build both Level One and Gold Level ECOBOARDS.
The company builds performance surfboards and accessories through innovative design, materials and construction methods. They have a strong emphasis on limiting their impact on the environment and also giving back to the global surf community through the support of various environmental and humanitarian organizations including Surfrider Foundation, Parley, Surfers Against Sewerage, Surfaid and Share the Stoke.
Firewire’s TIMBERTEK models have always used ECOBOARD Project Qualified Materials; combining sustainably grown Paulownia wood deck skins and bio-resin throughout.
In 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 is focused on significant energy efficiency projects. The Thailand site is currently exploring options for renewable energy with a longterm plan to install solar panels.|
|Waste||Waste control measures are in place throughout the factory. Resin is very carefully mixed and monitored. Waste EPS is captured and sent for recycling into a range of products. Firewire is also recycling waste EPS into high value building materials.|
|Packaging||Firewire uses BAST recycled content/recyclable packaging for Timbertek models. Alternatives are actively being explored for other packaging used.|
|Health and safety||Worker health and safety (WHS) is at a high standard. The site proactively promotes and enforces WHS. Examples include 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?||Go to your closest surf shop currently stocking Firewire, Slater Designs and Tomo boards.|