Aigle, a “Société à mission”

Having become a “société à mission” (mission-driven company) in 2020, Aigle's ambition is to grow and develop in an ethical manner by placing societal and environmental responsibility at the core of its strategy.

Our raison d'être: enable everyone to live experiences to the full without leaving any trace other than their footsteps.

Being a mission-driven company in compliance with France’s PACTE law requires us to achieve clear societal and environmental objectives, which are incorporated into our articles of association. A mission committee oversees our decisions and publishes an annual report about our commitments.

The social and environmental objectives we have set ourselves are set out in our Aigle For Tomorrow CSR programme.

Our Aigle For Tomorrow
programme is founded
on three main components

Extra-financial performance statement


Every season, we go to considerable effort to develop items that are ethically manufactured and have a limited impact on the environment.

Key figures


of products in the 2023 collections ethically produced


items have had a second life thanks to Second Souffle


of our tier 1 suppliers have signed our Code of Conduct

Our Aigle For Tomorrow products

At Aigle, a product is Aigle For Tomorrow if it meets one of the following two criteria:

  • It is made in France.
  • At least 50% of its main material is composed of ethically produced fibres.

    In the case of a padded product, the padding must be made entirely from ethically produced fibres. The ethically produced fibres authorised for use are those certified and recognised as such, such as GOTS organic cotton and GRS recycled polyester.

In 2023, the proportion of all Aigle products that were For Tomorrow products reached 48% (47% for the spring/summer season and 49% for the autumn/winter season).

Our Made in France boots

Certified as Origine France Garantie since 2016, our iconic boots are partly made by hand from natural rubber produced from latex from hevea rubber trees.

We are proud to be keeping this hand-made manufacturing process alive thanks to the 265 people involved in making the boots – 78 of whom are master bootmakers – at France’s last remaining boot factory at Ingrandes-sur-Vienne.

Down with waste! Most of the non-vulcanised rubber offcuts are not wasted but instead used for various other parts of the boot.

An ethical manufacturing process

In order to promote good practice in both ethical and human rights terms among our suppliers, we have developed a Code of Conduct applicable to all our partners.

This Code of Conduct is in line with the principles of the Global Compact, to which we are signed up. The Global Compact is a United Nations initiative designed to promote principles relating to human rights, labour laws, the environment and combating corruption.

In 2023, 84% of our tier 1 suppliers signed our Code of Conduct.

In order to ensure the social compliance of the factories in which our products are manufactured, we have introduced a social audit policy for our tier 1 suppliers which is based on the standards of the Initiative for Compliance and Sustainability (ICS), of which we are members. ICS assesses and audits the working conditions in our factories and supports the factories in their efforts to improve and progress.

Transparency and traceability

Traceability of our supply chain and transparency with respect to our customers are key defining aspects of our Aigle for Tomorrow strategy.

In compliance with France’s AGEC law, we indicate the three countries where our manufacturing operations take place on all our main product information pages on our website.

For the 2023 autumn/winter season, 135 clothing and accessories products were equipped with a special traceability QR code with this same information.

Circular economy here we come!

  • Second Souffle: our second-hand platform celebrated its third anniversary in 2023. Second Souffle enables Aigle to take back clothing items and boots that our customers no longer wear in exchange for vouchers. In 2023, 1,403 products were collected via the website and in stores so that they could then be sold again on the Second Souffle website.
  • Repair workshops: to increase the lifetime of our products, we work in our stores with Green Wolf, our partner specialising in repairing technical clothing such as our parkas.
  • In-store drop off: all our Aigle shops are collection points for used products that our customers no longer want. Our partner collects and sorts clothing and footwear so they can be given a new life or recycled.


Through its creations, Aigle invites people to reconnect with nature. In order to conserve nature, we must be up to the task of meeting the environmental challenges involved, especially climate change.

Key figures

83 500

Our carbon footprint for 2022


of our carbon footprint comes from the manufacture of our products


of the electricity consumed by the Ingrandes site comes from solar panels

Reducing our carbon footprint

We regularly calculate our carbon footprint in order to track and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.

Our ambitious decarbonisation plan extending until 2030 complies with the Paris Agreement:

  • For direct emissions from our activities (scopes 1 & 2): -46.2% in absolute terms
  • For emissions caused upstream or downstream from own activities: (scope 3): -55% per product purchased

These targets were officially validated in 2023 by the SBTi (Science Based Targets initiative), an international body that validates the alignment of companies’ greenhouse gas reduction targets with the scientific recommendations established by the Paris Agreement.

Three concrete actions:

  1. Working on the collection to reduce the greenhouse grass emissions associated with the manufacture of our products.
  2. Focusing on how we manage our transport and prioritising less impactful forms of transport.
  3. Reducing our energy consumption at our Paris headquarters, in our stores and at our Ingrandes site – notably through the installation of solar panels.

Where are we currently at?

These graphics show the change in our CO2 emissions (tCO2eq) between 2019 and 2022:


carbon emissions on scopes 1 & 2 (in absolute value)


carbon emissions on scope 3 (per product purchased)

Managing our waste

We sort 100% of our waste at our Paris headquarters and ensure further use is made of it. At our Ingrandes industrial site, our aim is to find ways of using not only the waste from production such as rubber offcuts, but all types of waste, including dangerous waste and normal everyday kinds of waste.

Conserving biodiversity

Because nature is our playing field, Aigle financially supports bodies and organisations dedicated to protecting biodiversity.

Notably, we supported France’s Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle in 2023, which has been dedicated to nature and its relationship to the human race for nearly four centuries and, in particular, works to promote the protection of biodiversity.

In 2024, we became a member and patron of WWF France’s Club Entreprendre pour la Planète, and we also invest in the Nature Impact fund, which is dedicated to supporting conservation, restoration and sustainable management projects for forests in mainland France rich in biodiversity.


Promoting diversity, building teams through training, and encouraging social solidarity via charities and non-profits… Aigle places the human element at the core of its concerns.

Key figures


Our Index Egalité Homme/Femme score (male/female equality index)


of French staff have received training in CSR subjects


clothing items and boots have been distributed by charities and non-profits

Diversity & inclusion

In order to promote equality of opportunity, all our job opportunities are open to individuals with disabilities. In 2023, the proportion of disabled workers among the directly employed workforce was 4.83%.

Aigle has been publishing its male/female equality index since France’s Avenir Professional law was introduced in 2018. In 2023, Aigle achieved a score of 94/100.


We place particular focus on the skills and employability of all our staff. In 2023, 364 employees in France completed at least one training course.

Social solidarity

We support charities and non-profits that work to make a difference on an everyday basis, such as Fringuette, la Croix rouge, Les Restos du cœur and Touraine Madagascar. In 2023, more than 13,000 clothing items and boots were donated to charities and non-profits.

We work with

UN Global Compact:

The United Nations programme that promotes doing business more sustainably, from working conditions through to the environment.


The SBTi is an international body that validates the alignment of businesses’ greenhouse gas reduction targets with the scientific recommendations established at the Paris Agreement.

Textile Exchange:

An independent partner that certifies the ethically sourced materials we use, such as GOTS, OCS and GRS.


This is the definitive acronym in the leather industry for designating the best traced and least polluting products (particularly with respect to tanning). It covers all participants in the production chain, from creators and designers to tanneries and factories.


ICS (Initiative for compliance and sustainability) assesses and audits the working conditions in our factories and supports the factories in their efforts to improve and progress.


This is the centre for rubber-related excellence and value-creation, an institution that defends the interests of businesses and supports the growth and development of the rubber industry in France and Europe.

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