Columbia Sportswear Company has released its 2020 Corporate Responsibility Report, which includes performance highlights and progress made throughout 2020 in the three main areas of focus of its corporate responsibility strategy – empower people, supporting places and responsible practices.
“Throughout the year, we stayed true to our core values by continuing to invest in our people and our sustainable manufacturing processes, while focusing on pressing social challenges,” said Tim Boyle, president of the Board, President and CEO. “I am proud that our employees have risen to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, not only being as productive as ever, but excelling. »
The report highlights the work done by its four main brands – Columbia, Sorel, Mountain Hardwear and Prana. In 2020, Columbia Sportswear Company:
- Set a climate target of 30% reduction in manufacturing emissions by 2030;
- Creation of a senior DEI leadership team and introduction of three employee resource groups;
- Built seven water towers in the communities of its manufacturing partners, bringing the total to 22 water towers built through the Columbia Clean Drinking Water program. Each tower provides up to 1,800 people a day with drinking water;
- Donated nearly $1,900,000 to causes or charities;
- Had at least 72% of its brands’ styles that contained one or more preferred material attributes; and
- Diverted 2.6 million polybags from landfills when Prana eliminated polybags from some of its products.
To read the report, go here.
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