The brand also built seven new water towers in the communities of its manufacturing partners, bringing its total to 22 water towers built under the Columbia Clean Drinking Water Program. Each water tower supplies up to 1,800 people per day with drinking water, the company said in its 2020 corporate responsibility report.
Columbia Sportswear also had at least 72% of the styles among brands that contained one or more preferred material attributes and diverted 2.6 million polybags from landfills due to Prana’s polybag elimination of certain products. .
The report includes progress made throughout 2020 in the three main areas of focus of its corporate responsibility strategy: empowerment of people, sustainability of places and responsible practices. It includes the work done by its four main brands – Columbia, Sorel, Mountain Hardwear and Prana.
âThroughout the year, we have remained true to our core values ââby continuing to invest in our people and our sustainable manufacturing processes, while focusing on pressing social challenges,â said Tim Boyle, President, President and CEO. âI am proud that our employees have met the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, not only by being as productive as ever, but by excelling. “
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American outerwear and footwear brand Columbia Sportswear Company has set a climate target of 30% reduction in manufacturing emissions by 2030. In 2020, the company established a management team of high level in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, established three new Employee Resource Groups and donated nearly $ 1.9 million to charity.