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We care about the environment. Active protecting the environment and sparing use of nature has always been an important concern for Birkenstock. With environmental friendly manufacturing, ongoing optimization of technology and a well-thought-out recycling system the old-established company is actively contributing to preserving the environment for future generations.

  • Birkenstock only uses natural and sustainable materials such as cork, latex and jute for the Birkenstock footbed.
  • Birkenstock was one of the first manufacturers in the world to use almost exclusively water soluble and solvent-free adhesives in its manufacturing.
  • Innovative techniques, permanent operational enhancements and continuous process optimization have enabled Birkenstock to reduce energy consumption by more than 90% in recent years
  • Any EVA punching scraps left after producing soles are shredded and used for playgrounds or sports grounds or for noise barriers on the motorway
  • All components of the Birkenstock styles, from the buckle to the sole, can be individually replaced or repaired.
  • The family company uses remaining leather to create accessories such as key fobs.
  • By keeping the production site in Germany, Birkenstock is able to ensure that all of the valid environmental guidelines, which are some of the strictest in the world, are met.