Basically, positive change is our company policy.
Since day one, we’ve been committed to doing right by the people we reach, the places we touch and the products we make. Eighteen years ago, we began our Corporate Responsibility program. Now it’s one of the most successful programs in the industry developing environmental practices that make the planet a better place. See the full report.
EMPOWERING PEOPLE: HerProject™
75% of the people working in our factories around the world are women. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to help improve their lives. Ten years ago, we partnered with Business for Social Responsibility to start HERproject, a program that promotes women’s health, financial literacy and gender equality. To date, we’ve helped 30,000 women unlock their potential. See more PEOPLE stories
INNOVATING PRODUCTS: Outdry™ Extreme ECO
Introducing the industry’s first waterproof-breathable rainwear made with no intentionally-added PFC’s. Columbia OutDry Extreme ECO Collection is made from recycled bottles and is dye-free to save water. It’s part of our effort to create high-performance products that reduce impact on the environment. No wonder it’s an REI Root Award Winner. See more Product Stories
SUSTAINING PLACES: Water Stewardship
We’re committed to keeping our water footprint small because a healthy planet begins with clean water. We buy materials that are dyed without water, follow strict usage regulations in our mills and invest in clean water for communities in our supply chain.
In 2016, we amped up our efforts by partnering with the Planet Water to build five filtration towers in Vietnam. Now 25,000 people have access to clean drinking water a day. See more PLACE stories