Corporate responsibility

bioracer sustainability

Bioracer’s sustainable souplesse

In the world of cycling, the term „souplesse“ refers to a technique used by cyclists to pedal smoothly and efficiently. It involves maintaining a fluid and supple motion while pedaling, allowing the rider to generate power without wasting energy. We keep this same concept of souplesse in mind when looking at the corporate social responsibility of our company: we want to empower the cycling community by offering them the best possible apparel without wasting excessive energy and resources throughout our supply chain.

Pedaling towards a greener future

With every turn of the pedal, we strive to minimize our environmental footprint. From electrifying our car park to reducing waste through innovative practices, we are committed to preserving the beauty of our planet. By embracing sustainable materials, implementing energy-efficient technologies, and reducing emissions, we pedal towards a greener future, ensuring that the roads we love remain pristine for generations to come.

  • Electrification of our car park to reduce carbon emissions.
  • Elimination of disposable cups and plates, encouraging the use of reusable flasks.
  • Implementation of LED lighting in all our offices for energy efficiency.
  • Implementation of trash sorting systems to promote recycling.
  • Embracing a „think before you print“ approach, utilizing digital accounting systems and reducing paper usage.
  • Utilizing recycled materials for our masks and continuously seeking better alternatives.
  • Mapping our CO2 emissions with Carbon+alt+delete to track and reduce our environmental impact.
  • Incorporating green energy, such as solar panels and geothermal energy, in our owned production sites.
  • Strategically locating our five factories worldwide to minimize transportation and reduce emissions.
  • Offering bike lease programs and incentivizing cycling commuting for our employees.
  • Ensuring that all the paper we use is FSC certified.- Installing eco-friendly toilets in our headquarters, saving up to 85% water compared to normal toilets.
  • Aligning our business practices with the United Nations‘ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and implementing measurable targets.
  • Participating in the Voka Charter, which ensures our compliance with sustainable development practices.
  • Operating our Protolab, a test environment for projects that address global industry challenges. 

Gear that transcends perfomance

Our commitment to Corporate Responsibility extends beyond the environment. We believe that cycling gear should not only enhance performance but also embody our values of sustainability and social impact. By integrating recycled materials, exploring innovative production techniques, and promoting circular economy practices, we create gear that transcends performance, empowering cyclists to ride with a purpose and make a positive difference.

  • Integration of GRS certified polyester and polyamide in many of our products, with a goal of full integration.
  • Incorporation of recycled yarns in various products, reducing the demand for virgin materials.
  • Continuous innovation and exploration of better alternatives to minimize our environmental impact.
  • Organization of outlet sales to reduce waste and ensure that products find their way to customers.
  • Adoption of sublimation dying, a sustainable and water-efficient process that eliminates harmful chemicals and water waste.
  • Collaboration with to close the loop on our paper waste and explore ways to reuse/recycle sublimation paper.
  • Introduction of our Blue Ocean product line, an eco-conscious collection of cycling wear.
  • Emphasis on creating quality and durable clothing that extends the lifespan of our products.
  • Commitment to repairing clothes to reduce waste and promote a circular economy. 

Empowering our cycling community

Cycling is more than just a sport; it’s a community that thrives on camaraderie, support, and inclusivity. At Bioracer, we recognize the power of our cycling family and the impact we can collectively make. By investing in the personal development and well-being of our employees, supporting charitable organizations, and fostering partnerships with academic institutions, we empower our cycling community to ride with purpose and create lasting change.

  • Owning and controlling 85% of our production in our five factories, ensuring compliance with UN rules and no engagement in child labor.
  • Employing over 500 full-time employees and investing in their personal development and training.
  • Ensuring the safety and well-being of our employees by providing transportation services.
  • Implementing a Code of Conduct to maintain ethical standards throughout our operations.
  • Fostering a sense of community through our Bioracer Family, where we share our passion for cycling and organize monthly rides.
  • Maintaining low absence and turnover rates, reflecting our commitment to employee satisfaction.
  • Promoting gender equality with 42% of our employees being women and 30% of clerical jobs performed by women.
  • Supporting freedom of religion by providing a dedicated prayer room at our headquarters.
  • Engaging in various charitable projects and sponsorships, including supporting cancer research, youth sports teams, and organizations that help children in need.

As you explore our Corporate Responsibility initiatives, we invite you to join our souplesse peloton. Together, we can smoothly pedal to drive positive change, protect our planet, and uplift communities. Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist, a passionate advocate, or someone who simply believes in the power of collective action, we welcome you to be a part of our movement. At Bioracer, we pedal with purpose, guided by the principles of Corporate Responsibility. Let’s ride towards a brighter, more sustainable future—one pedal stroke at a time to find the perfect sustainable souplesse.