Understanding consumer products and sustainability can sometimes be complex and confusing. Our «Less Impact» highlights products with a lighter impact on people and the planet to help our customers make more informed choices when shopping for new footwear. At Viking, we aim to employ credible third-party certifications that set precise requirements for our suppliers regarding traceability in the production process.
For a Viking product to qualify for «Less Impact» the product needs to meet at least one of our sustainability criteria, covering social, environmental, or animal welfare standards. Criteria are based on third-party certifications, branded materials, or one of Viking’s in-house standards. Our third-party certifications include Global Recycling Standard (GRS), Leather Working Group (LWG) and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). We’ve also included branded materials such as Yulex® from sustainable forestry and bio-based material Elastolan® N and products made from fabric waste as part of Viking’s in-house standards.