The following information comes directly from the company. It outlines their ‘eco’ range of bikes, which is seeking to make an environmentally friendly technology (bikes) even betterthrough their eco design range.
“The bicycle is the most efficient form of human transportation. It can combat climate change, ease urban congestion, and build human fitness. It brings us together, yet allows us to escape. And it takes us places we would never see any other way.
“Trek is one of the biggest bicycle manufacturers in the world. But that doesn’t mean we want to throw our weight around. We continuously evaluate our manufacturing processes and business practices to be sure our actions, and those of our employees, reflect our better-world goals.
“Bikes are inherently green. So how do we make them greener? Make them last a long time. Build them in a low-impact way. Plan ahead for re-use and eventual recycling of every component. That’s the idea behind Eco Design, a line of bicycles and parts designed front to back to lessen their manufacturing impact.
“Eco Design — if you want to build bikes better, then treat them as living things.
To build bikes better, we adopted the basic principles of Eco Design, which uses the proven OKALA method to score an item’s impact on the environment from its origin to usage and eventual end of life. In other words, if we think about a product in terms of its lifecycle — with its own birth, life, and its eventual end — we then begin to understand how it impacts the world around us.
You can find a listing of some of its advocacy work here.
You can locate a dealer here. NB: you will need to say you’re looking for their Eco Range.
I have not located any information on working conditions at their facilities.
Many thanks to Ilan Abrahams for details on this range.