O’Neill, the original California surf, snow and lifestyle brand, was founded in 1952 when a young man named Jack O’Neill took his unstoppable passion for surfing and used it to beat Mother Nature at her own game. Pioneering the world’s first neoprene surf wetsuit, Jack had successfully found a way to extend his surf sessions in the bone-chilling breaks of Northern California. He opened up the garage doors to his first surf shop soon after. While many things have changed since those humble beginnings, Jack’s initial vision of producing functional and innovative board riding products continues to inspire people and empower them to do what they love doing most.
The oceans and mountains have always provided riders an infinite field to progress and pursue their passions. Those who live the lifestyle are gifted with welcome release from everyday pressures. Giving back to our most magical playground and creating ways to produce in more sustainable-ways are needed to preserve the environment, the people and the sports we love.
At O’Neill we strive to find ways of reducing our impact on the environment through manufacturing processes and give something back to our culture and global community through social & environmental initiatives. We also provide a safe, healthy and inspiring working environment and we invest in employees and create development possibilities.
Whilst no brand, including ourselves, can claim to have perfect practice from an environmental point of view, we do have a large criteria of standards and regulations in place that help steer us in a more sustainable direction. We are constantly and proactively looking to improve and increase our efforts across all levels of Corporate Responsibility; social, environmental and economic.