THE GREEN MISSION
A mission always starts with a purpose. A purpose always starts with a connection. As AGIT Global started manufacturing in the early 90’s, we have been one to listen to feedback regarding goods and services we provide. We have learned so many touching stories regarding how they have been able to touch the lives of the people that have used them.
Our mission was clear and we began to craft our ethos, development, and workflow around a centralized focus: the AGIT GLOBAL GREEN MISSION.
THE DEDICATION TO GOING GREEN IS A JOURNEY AND NOT A DESTINATION.
The Green Mission started early for AGIT Global. Sourcing suppliers that were either local preferrably or shorter distances created an avenue for a just-in-time approach for manufacturing. As the company grew it was important that our next footprint could truly define the identity of our future path.
It is said that “dedication to going green” is a “journey” and not a “destination”. As we understand the effects of our actions in our environment evolves, our goals and motivations in the developments of our processes and materials evolve alongside our focus; human well being and health, environmental health, and durability and sustainability of products.
Removing phthalates, leads, thermoplastic urethanes, harmful epoxies and solvents from our process creates a more positive profile for our products.
WITHOUT A COMMITMENT THERE ARE ONLY PROMISES AND HOPES WITH NO PLANS.
Our commitment to the AGIT GLOBAL GREEN MISSION lies within a strategy of motivation. Motivation is important because it: provides you with goals to work towards. Helps you solve problems. Most importantly it helps you change old habits.
Equipping people with the correct knowledge of why and action is important and how it can be done. Helping with the assimilation of this knowledge and what important information to take away will remain our focus to the outcome of a sustainable solution.
Leveraging leaders and endorsing behaviors that align with our mission is important and supporting our most important clients goals will remain an important commitment for us.
We understand that a commitment to a plan will take time and taking one step at a time will be the pathway to remaining steadfast to the community that depends on companies like us to make movements that support a sustainable future.
SOCIALLY, SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES CAN HELP STRENGTHEN COMMUNITY BONDS, IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE AND PROVIDE HOPE FOR A BETTER FUTURE.
AGIT Global landed in Nantou County, a centralized county known for the first hydro-electric powered station in Taiwan. With a blossoming student population studying international business, we knew the county would be a perfect fit for the direction of the GREEN MISSION.
The factory itself was built with aquifers that feed into underground water storage tanks collecting valuable clean rainwater. This clean water source would be the crucial ingredient for our foam core manipulations and therefore avoiding the chemically composed cores associated with surfing equipment normally. An indoor waterfall has been constructed to help with natural air movement and cooling. Organic gardening covers the side of the factory allowing for more communion with the natural surroundings.
Most importantly, it was our mission to create materials in house that worked with synergy to each other having the capability of being laminated by hot air, heat, pressure and without the use of harmful epoxies or glues. These raw materials reduce carbon emission and footprint by shortening transportation, aiding in cutting down on lead times vital to manufacturing times.
In 2022, AGIT Global was noted by Bureau Veritas (B.V.) a company based in testing and verification, confirmed that AGIT Global was one of the only surfboard manufacturers to complete a self administered test on its carbon footprint and impact.
The future of AGIT Global is in our sight. Building products right in time and on location as needed as we begin the next phase of our Green Mission. We are sourcing areas and methods of delivery to lessen the impact of shipping.
SETTING GOALS HELPS TRIGGER NEW BEHAVIORS, HELPS GUIDE FOCUS, AND HELPS SUSTAIN MOMENTUM. GOALS ALSO HELP ALIGN FOCUS AND PROMOTE A SENSE OF SELF-MASTERY. ITS DIFFICULT TO MANAGE WHAT YOU DON’T MEASURE AND YOU CAN’T IMPROVE UPON SOMETHING THAT YOU DON’T PROPERLY MANAGE.
Purpose is about feeling connected to others, so being an active member of a community can contribute to a greater sense of purpose in life. When you find your purpose, you’ll discover that there are many others out there who share your passions, interests, and values.
Our goals are aimed at the productive analysis and implementation of the most effective policies and strategies. Ensuring the proper use of natural resources without risk of exhaustion will also remain one of our goals for the future. As renewable energy resources become available AGIT GLOBAL is committed to developing and implementing new programs that can create a self-sustaining manufacturing situation.
Our last objective is to align with management and leaders in the industry that quantify the vision of our GREEN MISSION so we may perpetuate a modern development of forward thinking company culture.