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Down Codex

What is the Down Codex?


The Down Cotex was initiated in 2009 by Mountain Equipment in cooperation with the International Down and Feather Laboratory (IDFL), an independent, world-wide established audit and inspection laboratory. Its goal was initially to monitor and improve the conditions under which down products for Mountain Equipment are being produced. Strict guidelines and requirements have been set up and met during every step of the down supply chain:

  • Life plucking and moulting plucking are prohibited.
  • The used down must be a by-product of the food industry.
  • There is no forced fattening.
  • The animals live under species-appropriate conditions.
All Downs are being cleaned and sorted directly after plucking without the aid of a solvent. Additionally all downs intended for Mountain Equipment products are tested by IDFL regarding cleanness, composition and fillpower.

The "Down Codex" project was therefore not only developed to ensure the quality of the downs but also to monitor their origin and production. Mountain Equipment successfully focuses on sustainability, animal welfare and our own ethical responsibility.

Since September 2014 all down products by Mountain Equipment are Down Codex certificated and consequently all downs have been produced ecological and in accordance with animal welfare standards.

Another important goal of the Down Codex was do heighten the understanding and transparency of the complex down supply chain.
In accordance with this goal all down products are labelled with a 12-digit code since September 2012, which helps identify the supply chain of the downs via the Down Codex Homepage.

Monitoring

All parent farms, slaughterhouses, retailers and processing companies along the entire supply chain will be subject to controls (audits). These audits will be carried out every year since 2022 by the IDFL – announced as well as unannounced. The audits include a visit, document reviews, protocols, photos and personal interviews. All results will be published online, which further contributes to the transparency and credibility of the Down Codex. The published results include a general evaluation of the risk level, as well as an animal welfare and quality report of the down. In case a factory fails an audit or part of an audit, it must improve the situation in the respective production area following the Down Codex guidelines within half a year. The risk level must me minimized considerably. If no improvement and therewith no minimization of the risk level can be reported after the next audit, a further cooperation with Mountain Equipment is not possible.

Conclusion

With the strict guidelines along the supply chain, the independent, extensive controls and the traceability of down production, the Down Codex represents one of the most comprehensive and transparent control systems for down obtained in accordance with animal welfare.

Down Codex-Produkte

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  • 16 UK Damen
Mountain Equipment Lightline Womens Jacket
Mountain Equipment
Lightline Womens Jacket
359,95 €

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  • Regular
  • Long
Mountain Equipment Helium 400
Mountain Equipment
Helium 400
369,95 €

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  • Regular
  • Long
Mountain Equipment Helium 400 Womens
Mountain Equipment
Helium 400 Womens
369,95 €

Colors

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  • regular
  • long
Mountain Equipment Olympus 300
Mountain Equipment
Olympus 300
239,95 €

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  • Regular
  • Long
Mountain Equipment Helium 600 Womens
Mountain Equipment
Helium 600 Womens
419,95 €

Colors

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  • regular
  • long
Mountain Equipment Olympus 450
Mountain Equipment
Olympus 450
269,95 €

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  • Regular
  • Long
Mountain Equipment Helium 250
Mountain Equipment
Helium 250
299,95 €

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  • S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
  • XXL
Mountain Equipment Trango Jacket
Mountain Equipment
Trango Jacket
369,95 €

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  • regular
  • long
Mountain Equipment Olympus 450 Womens
Mountain Equipment
Olympus 450 Womens
269,95 €

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  • regular
  • long
Mountain Equipment Olympus 300 Womens
Mountain Equipment
Olympus 300 Womens
239,95 €

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  • Regular
  • Long
Mountain Equipment Helium 800 Womens
Mountain Equipment
Helium 800 Womens
479,95 €

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  • Regular
  • Long
Mountain Equipment Helium 250 Womens
Mountain Equipment
Helium 250 Womens
299,95 €

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  • Regular
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Mountain Equipment Helium GT 400
Mountain Equipment
Helium GT 400
399,95 €

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  • Regular
  • XL/Long
Mountain Equipment Xeros
Mountain Equipment
Xeros
429,95 €
599,95 €

Size

  • 8 UK Damen
  • 10 UK Damen
  • 12 UK Damen
  • 14 UK Damen
  • 16 UK Damen
Mountain Equipment Trango Womens Jacket
Mountain Equipment
Trango Womens Jacket
369,95 €

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Size

  • 8 UK Damen
  • 10 UK Damen
  • 12 UK Damen
  • 14 UK Damen
  • 16 UK Damen
Mountain Equipment Lightline Eco Womens Parka
Mountain Equipment
Lightline Eco Womens Parka
399,95 €

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  • Regular
  • Long
Mountain Equipment Helium GT 600
Mountain Equipment
Helium GT 600
449,95 €

Colors

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  • 8 UK Damen
  • 12 UK Damen
  • 14 UK Damen
  • 16 UK Damen
Mountain Equipment Arete Vest Womens
Mountain Equipment
Arete Vest Womens
149,95 €

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  • Regular
  • Long
Mountain Equipment Helium 800
Mountain Equipment
Helium 800
479,95 €

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  • Regular
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Mountain Equipment Helium Solo
Mountain Equipment
Helium Solo
229,95 €

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  • Regular
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Mountain Equipment Helium GT 250
Mountain Equipment
Helium GT 250
339,95 €

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  • XL
  • XXL
Mountain Equipment Senja Jacket
Mountain Equipment
Senja Jacket
279,95 €

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Mountain Equipment Glacier 450 Womens
Mountain Equipment
Glacier 450 Womens
449,95 €

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  • Regular
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Mountain Equipment Glacier 300 Womens
Mountain Equipment
Glacier 300 Womens
399,95 €
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