Actions we support
In addition to projects directly managed by the company, Petzl supports actions related to environmental protection or public interest in connection with the business areas of the company.
The Petzl Foundation
Founded in 2006, the Petzl Foundation's goal is to share the success of the company in the environment within which it interacts. It is chaired by Paul Petzl.
The Petzl Foundation supports projects of general interest and non-profit organizations in three different areas:
- Education and the reduction of risks related to the participation in vertical activities
- Preservation of the environment
- Support of fundamental research
With the extent of its reach within communities and its dedication towards public interest, the Petzl Foundation is an essential aspect of the Petzl Group in its implementation of social and environmental responsibility.
For more information go to the Petzl Foundation's website
Pangaea : learn, act, explore
Launched in 2008, Pangaea is a project whose objective is to introduce young people around the world – the Young Explorers – to the most beautiful places on earth and show them the fragility of ecosystems and the impact of human activity on the environment.
This project is led by explorer Mike Horn.
The journey for each group of Young Explorers is an opportunity to teach them how to find solutions to an environmental problem, to take action to protect, clean and to collect data for further scientific research.
Through the Pangaea Project, Mike Horn hopes to train tomorrow's ambassadors for the planet.
We will make this journey together, driven by our passion to achieve a common goal. I believe that we must begin to take concrete action to ensure that our planet will be respected by future generations.
Sponsorship actions by Petzl in the USA
Petzl's North American subsidiary, Petzl America, has been for many years involved in supporting both environmental protection as well as communities of outdoor sports enthusiasts. Since 2011, these actions are being undertaken by the Petzl Foundation, through its representative in the US, the director of Petzl America.
In 2013, this is $65,000 which are distributed to different organizations:
The Access Fund is the national advocacy organization that keeps U.S. climbing areas open and conserves the climbing environment. Founded in 1991, the Access Fund supports and represents over 2.3 million climbers nationwide in all forms of climbing: rock, ice, mountaineering, and bouldering.
Petzl is a closed partner of this group.
More information: Access Fund
The Conservation Alliance mission is to engage businesses to fund and partner with organizations to protect wild places for their habitat and recreation values. Since its inception in 1989, the Alliance has contributed close to $12 million to grassroots conservation groups throughout North America.
More information: Conservation Alliance
Paradox Sports provides inspiration, opportunities and adaptive equipment to the disabled community, empowering their pursuit of a life of excellence through human-powered outdoor sports.
A donation was made in climbing equipment.
More information: Paradox Sports
Salt Lake's local climbing organization works to promote climbing opportunities, preserve access sites and encourage good environmental practices.
A large portion of the money is raised by the Park City Reel Rock Film showing that Petzl puts on. Petzl employees also help out at "adopt a crag" events.
More information: Salt Lake Climbers Alliance
For over 30 years, the AMGA has been dedicated to supporting the guiding community through excellence in education, standards and certification to enhance the quality of services provided to the public, while serving as a resource for accessing and protecting the natural environment.
As a Diamond partner, Petzl has chosen to make a contribution at the highest level.
More information: AMGA
The American Alpine Club is a charitable organization that provides knowledge and inspiration, conservation and advocacy, and logistical support for the climbing community.
More information: American Alpine Club
The mission of the HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation is to stop the loss of women from ovarian cancer by promoting Health, Empowerment, Research, and Awareness. Petzl is a two time winner of the POWER OF ONE award. The award recognizes one company or individual annually who has made an extraordinary contribution to HERA, Petzl came up with the idea of the HERAbiner - teal Attache with HERA Climb4Life engraved on it. For every HERAbiner sold, Petzl donates $1. Petzl also donates 15 race entry's for the Ragnar Relay Series which HERA essentially sells raising almost another $20,000 annually.
More information: Hera foundation
The Colorado Mountain Club works to ensure that current and future generations have the access and ability to enjoy Colorado’s open spaces and outdoor activities. It focuses on conservation, advocacy, youth and adult education, and outdoor recreation adventures.
More information: Colorado Mountain Club
The Outdoor Foundation is a non-profit organization established by Outdoor Industry Association to inspire and grow future generations of outdoor enthusiasts.
More information: Outdoor Foundation
The ACMG is a professional association of trained and certified guides and instructors that is dedicated to protecting the public interest in mountain travel and climbing instruction.
Petzl provided equipment for training videos.
More information: ACMG