At Kathmandu, sustainability isn't a department, it's a way of doing things.

In the language of Te Reo Maori, to offer kaitiakitangi is to offer guardianship of the sky, land and sea. With our heart in New Zealand, we are always exploring ways to make our business a force for good. We believe in the planet and the future – caring for one means shaping the other.

Each year, we look back at our milestones in making a positive social and environmental impact, publishing these in an annual report. 

Our 2019 sustainability highlights

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Our sustainability activities


Explore some of our environmental and social impact initiatives below. 


From our supply chains to the technologies in our materials, we are dedicated to using the power of business to make a positive environmental impact. 


Our Best for the World 2025 goals includes empowering our community to positively affect 100,000 lives.  


From sustainable cotton to recycled polyester, the choices you make in the clothes you wear can make a big impact on our industry and on the planet. 

Is your travel Helpful or Harmful?

A third of Aussies and half of Kiwis believe we’re seen as the best travellers in the world.

So, why do a third of us actively avoid authentic local experiences when we head overseas? Head to Helpful or Harmful to learn more.