Burton: Industry Influencers

Burton has emerged this year as another major player in the eco-niche. This season 29 men's and women's board lines, over 75-percent of Burton's lineup, incorporate Green Mountain Project (GMP) eco-features. Burton was able to step up in such a deep manner, in such a short period of time, because of their scale -- when you own your own factory (Burton runs five globally) and are buying materials for 29 different board models, you can leverage your suppliers and factories into working with you to develop better materials and practices. Left, the T6 and right, the Method, are both leading eco-minded boards by Burton.