Balance in all circumstances

Sustainability is an integral part of our organization

As passionate surfers, we believe that everyone in our society, including organizations, must contribute to an improved environment. Thus, at Wonkyboard we decided to align our actions with the UN sustainable development goals. Particularly, we concentrate on both the third and twelfth goal. The third goal is focused on human health and well-being, while the twelfth is aiming for responsible consumption and production patterns. In addition, we support schools and young talent of various types of sports such as surfing, snowboarding, skating, and tennis.

Our fundamental idea “Happy, healthy people & a sustainable planet“

Various studies have shown that worldwide an increasing amount of people die from a sedentary lifestyle. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one can speak of a sedentary lifestyle when an adult (18-64) engages in less than 150 minutes of physical activity of moderate intensity or 75 minutes of high intensity per week. Physical symptoms of a sedentary lifestyle are, for example, constraints in movements, muscle or joint pain, constant fatigue, shortness of breath, and depression. Since several years a sedentary lifestyle has been associated with several diseases such as musculoskeletal disorders, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure, strokes, thrombosis, and Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, a sedentary lifestyle can influence the generation of depression.

Looking at nature, the situation is no different. The economy, which is mostly focused on growing revenues and businesses, is increasingly using natural, finite resources and pollutes the environment with waste and toxic substances through its harmful processes. The consequences are diminishing resources, inedible drinking water, regressive fish stock in the ocean, and unhealthy air.

We believe that those are plenty reasons to do something good for the health of our people and the planet.

Our solutions

Social dimension:

Improvement of human well-being on physical and psychological levels

Through our balance boards we are trying to improve human well-being on both a psychological and physical level. Our boards are able to counteract a sedentary lifestyle and corresponding consequences by offering physical activity, strengthening muscles, tendons, and ligaments, sharpening and sensitizing senses, relaxing and activating muscles, stabilizing joints, and combating back pain. In addition, our boards can significantly reduce injury rates by training one’s balance, coordination, joint perception, leg strength, mobility, and by improving one’s overall fitness. Also, working out with the Wonkyboard is fun and delightful, which can sustain or even improve the psychological health and well-being of people.
Ecological dimension:

Reduction of the ecological consequences of our processes and preservation of our planet’s natural resources

For the production of our balance boards, we are constantly seeking to minimize the ecological consequences coming from our processes and to preserve the natural resources of our planet. For that, our boards are being produced by a local carpentry with and for fair conditions. The wood, we use for our boards, is guaranteeing a sustainable and nature-friendly timber harvesting and logistics. In addition, we are producing our boards in an eco-efficient way and any waste is being recycled. The packaging material is being selected using environmentally friendly criteria.

We believe that no organization is perfect, yet, to play our part, at Wonkyboard we decided to constantly improve our processes to contribute to an improved environment. .