Sustainability Snapshot

December 12, 2017

OIA Sustainability Working Group – Sustainability Snapshot

Week of December 11, 2017


Digging into Sustainability: Tactical tools for your brand” Thank you to all who attended this webinar series to learn more about implementing sustainable materials and chemicals management programs. These webinars formally introduced the Getting Started Guides—collaboratively developed by the OIA Sustainability Working Group and intended to provide guidance and training for both brands and suppliers. We hope you learned from outdoor industry brands who have been implementing successful sustainable materials and chemicals management programs and gained insight on how to establish or improve your own. If you were unable to attend the webinars or would like to reference them, you can access the recordings and the guides below:

  • Deep Dive: Chemicals Management Guide & Training for Manufacturers: For brands that already have clear chemicals management supply chain policies in place, the Chemicals Management Guide & Training for Manufacturers is for you. OIA has partnered with Sumerra and several collaborating brands to create this free, comprehensive and publicly available tool that takes shape through a reference manual, training modules and activities. Learn more about why and how this guidance was created, intended usage and examples, and your opportunities to provide feedback. 

Higg Index Access Updates: registration is now open to all new and existing facilities for $100 per facility; member brands and retailers can now gain access to

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at If you haven’t already joined the outdoor industry Higg Index adoption group, you can do so here.


Register for the OIA Sustainability Working Group Meetings at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market: Registration for the OIA SWG Meetings at OR Winter Market is now open! OIA’s Sustainability Working Group wants to make environmental and social best practices in the supply chain a core value in the outdoor industry. The two days prior to Outdoor Retailer will be dedicated to sustainability working group meetings. Please join us for these education packed and fun filled days.

When: January 23 -24, 2018

Where: Denver, Colorado (hotel venue TBD)

Cost: Free! However, registration is still required.

Agenda: Review the agenda here and register today!


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