Sustainable future through partnerships
The health and wellbeing of every individual using our products is the starting point of our developments, both from a functionality and safety perspective. Users of our products, athletes of all ages and levels have the fundamental right to use a high quality sport facility that is made of safe materials. Therefore, we also pay great attention to the selection and monitoring of our suppliers and partners.
UNISPORT’S SUPPLIER SELECTION AND MONITORING PROGRAM (REACH chemical compliance)
Unisport considers sustainability as an obligation and aims to do business in the most responsible way. We are developing our expertise to help our customers to be more sustainable and our product portfolio also includes environmentally friendly products. In order to do this, Unisport has a group wide supplier monitoring program to ensure e.g. the compliance of the REACH regulation within our products.
And of course, we wouldn’t succeed without our great partners! Here’s some of our sporting goods industry collaborations:
FIFA PREFERRED PRODUCER
The international football association FIFA controls the properties of artificial grass fields and their testing criteria. The tests aim at offering artificial grass fields with optimal playing characteristics, for the benefit of the players. A grass quality has to pass laboratory- and field tests in order to be acknowledged by FIFA. The Saltex by Unisport grass qualities have been successfully tested according to the highest FIFA standards and several other national standards. Saltex has been part of the FIFA Quality Programme since 2002 and one of the worlds few FIFA Preferred Producers since 2011 and together with FIFA actively participates in the development of the industry. (A FIFA Preferred Producer is a manufacturer of football turf who is an established FIFA Quality Programme Licensee and has additional expertise in civil engineering and project management necessary to support all elements required to ensure any artificial football turf installed under its banner is of the highest quality.)
Saltex, now part of the Unisport Group is also one of the founding members of ESTO (European Synthetic Turf Organisation), established in 2007. The organisation promotes the commonly agreed rules of conduct and plays an active part in the development of standards and testing methods used in the artificial grass industry, as well as facilitating dialogue between different parties.
Saltex, now part of the Unisport Group is also a member of the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry.
Biofill R&D collaboration with Synbra Technology B.V.
Synbra Technology B/V and Unisport have together developed a bio-based and biodegradable infill material: Saltex BioFill™- designed to be used in artificial grass systems for football fields. Biofill is also used as a component in our newest artificial grass system called Saltex Legacy™ - CHANGING THE GAME – THE FIRST 100% ECOLOGICAL AND RECYCLABLE INFILL FOR FOOTBALL FIELDS!
RECYCLABLE INFILL FOR FOOTBALL FIELDS!
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RECYCLE WITH RE-MATCH A/S - Creating a better business and a clean conscience!
Unisport collaborates with a recycling company Re-Match A/S in football turf recycling. Without leaving any waste from the original components Unisport provides the opportunity to dispose and recycle the used artificial grass fields without negatively effecting the environment. This means, that the customer is able to dispose of old turf in an environmentally friendly way. Artificial turf consists of 6% backing, 4% fiber, 30% rubber and 60% sand. Re-Match can separate all of the components and reuse them in the turf industry or sell the standalone products for other purposes.
A 100% natural and environmentally friendly infill material for artificial turf.Read more