LPC Key to Kathmandu Supply Chain
Since 1987 Kathmandu has been engineering outdoor gear for adventurers all over the world, and Lyttelton Port Company plays a vital role in ensuring the gear kiwis love gets to their doorstep.
All Kathmandu’s range of expertly crafted outdoor clothing, equipment and accessories destined for the New Zealand market comes through Lyttelton Port, with over 1232 containers arriving in the last 12 months.
All Kathmandu products are manufactured in Asia before being delivered by Container Vessels to Lyttelton Port. The gear is then transported via trucks to Kathmandu’s Distribution Centre in Heathcote, before being transported to the company’s 47 stores across New Zealand, and to its online customers.
Asked why the brand has become so synonymous with the great outdoors, Kathmandu’s Sustainability Specialist Oliver Milner says for 30 years, the company has designed gear to take on the rugged landscapes of New Zealand.
“Our people live and breathe the great outdoors, which means what we make reflects
what Kiwi’s need to explore.”
Oliver says being a company focused on sustainability and ethical production means they closely monitor all aspects of their supply train – from manufacturing overseas, right through to delivering goods to a customer’s door.
Both Kathmandu and LPC are part of the CEMARS (Certified Emissions Measurement
and Reduction Scheme) programme enabling efficient and credible carbon footprint calculation, reporting and reduction.
“Kathmandu is proud to work with the Lyttelton Port Company who is also focused on mitigating environmental risks and forward-thinking with its efforts around sustainability.”
“At Kathmandu, sustainability isn’t just a department, it is a way of doing things.”
Kathmandu is Fair Labour Accredited, and recently scored an ‘A’ in the Tear Fund Ethical Fashion Report.