Team KMC were incredibly proud to receive the award for Sustainability in Running at The National Running Show 2024 for our Refillable Energy Gels.
A heartfelt thank you to all those who voted. It means a lot to our tiny team, in fact it's very much personal. Particularly, as many of the other awards went to huge brands such as Garmin, to then see our name on the board next to them was something else.
When we first launched KMC back in 2019, we saw the (mostly unintentional) litter caused by Energy Gel packaging and decided we had to do something about it urgently. Wind the clock forward to the end of 2021 and we launched our first trial of refillable energy gels.
Wind the clock forward to today, we now more energy gel serves in every flavour than we do in single use. With our goal being to completely reduce single-use plastic from our range.
We fully appreciate, it would not be achievable without your trust and support, so thank you.
Here's to changing the game together🌍
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We'd also like to give a huge shout out to the other nominees for the shortlist in our category "Sustainability In Running Award", who are equally as passionate about changing the game, including:
We supercharge your daily runs, walks and events by turning miles into trees. From virtual challenges that plant trees to the 1% Club, which plants a tree every day you’re active, we’ve planted over 160,000 trees. Our biodegradable seeded medals have replaced over 18,000 non-recyclable medals, making 110 events greener.
JogOn was set up in 2022 with a vision to remove 1m pairs of unwanted running shoes from landfill. In the first year it did 10,000 pairs. In 2023 it has done 33,000 pairs and over 12 tonnes removed from landfill. It is not a charity, it’s a campaign and deliberately set up to allow brands and partners to take ownership of the initiative in a way that is not prescribed, but suits them as a brand.
Kendal Mint Co – Refillable and Reusable Energy Gels
The Simpler, Faster & Cleaner way to consume Energy Gels. Unlimited Reuse with the Refillable 150ml Flask (dishwasher friendly) and 60% Packing with our Bulk Refill Pouches.
Pressio are the creators of the most sustainable sportswear on the planet. Our products are all made from fully recycled, recyclable or biodegradable materials, using cutting edge sustainable manufacturing techniques that protect our waterways, use less energy, water and fewer chemicals, but produce clothing that is exceptionally comfortable and durable.
Suunto HQ and factory, where Suunto Vertical is made, are located in Vantaa, Finland. Here we use 100% renewable carbon neutral energy in all our operations. Using carbon neutral energy at the factory is an important enabler of Suunto Vertical Titanium Solar’s small carbon footprint of 6.59 kg CO2 emissions produced during its full lifespan.