Columbia Sportswear Company publishes 2020 corporate responsibility report

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2021-07-30 09:11:08 – USA

Columbia Sportswear Company has released its 2020 Corporate Responsibility Report, which details the company's performance and progress in the three main areas of focus in its corporate responsibility strategy – empowering people, sustaining places, and responsible practices – throughout 2020.

Despite a difficult year that impacted business throughout the world, Columbia Sportswear Company's Corporate Responsibility remained a top emphasis in 2020.

Tim Boyle, Chairman, President, and CEO, said that they stayed true to their fundamental principles throughout the year by continuing to invest in their workers and sustainable manufacturing methods while focusing on pressing social issues. He is proud of his staff for rising to the difficulties of the COVID-19 epidemic, not just by remaining productive, but by exceeding expectations.

The report emphasizes the efforts of Columbia, SOREL, Mountain Hardwear, and prAna, the company's four major brands. In 2020, Columbia Sportswear Company: Set a climate target goal of 30% reduction in industrial emissions; Three new Employee Resource Groups were established, as well as a senior-level Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Team; Seven more water towers were erected in the communities of their manufacturing partners, increasing the total number of water towers built via the Columbia Clean Drinking Water Program to 22., each offering clean drinking water to up to 1,800 people each day; Almost $1,900,000 was donated to charitable causes or organizations; At least 72% of designs from different companies had one or more desired materials; diverted 2.6 million polybags from landfills due to prAna eliminating polybags.

The study also includes sections on the Civil Service Commission's reaction to COVID-19, voting, social and racial justice, and climate change.

The Company has also issued a Sustainability Accounting Criteria Board (SASB) Index, which can be accessed here and discloses the Company's corporate responsibility initiatives in compliance with SASB industry-specific standards.

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