Sustainability Snapshot

November 27, 2017

OIA Sustainability Working Group – Sustainability Snapshot

Week of November 27, 2017

Getting Started: Chemicals Management, Wednesday, November 29, 10:00-10:30 am MT What is chemicals management and why does it matter to your brand? Where do you start? Learn more about the foundational actions you can take to establish and continue to advance a robust chemicals management program.


Textile Exchange: Responsible Wool Standard Stakeholder Meeting Notes

For those of you who missed this call last week, meeting slides, notes, and recording are available at


Outdoor Retailer and SWG Events: What to expect moving forward

As the tradeshow dates are transitioning, so are we! In 2019, OIA will likely be focusing on the July and November shows as the main venues for OIA programming. In the future we will likely partner with SIA on programming for Winter Market, and our main events will take place in the summer and fall. In the meantime, 2018 is a transition year and we will be programming all three shows. While we are still determining the details, we wanted to let you know our high level plans for this year!

  • January, 2018: Two full days of SWG meetings on January 23 and 24 (see below for agenda and registration info)
  • July, 2018: Rollout of the Sustainability Trends Report and the Higg Index 2017 benchmarking data. SWG meetings will be held on an as needed basis on the Sunday before the show.
  • November, 2018: Two full days of SWG programming, including the Sustainability Insights Conference.


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!


Higg Index Access Reminders for Facilities and Brands: The  Higg Facility Environmental Module (Higg FEM 3.0) has launched). Facilities who previously had a account can now access the new platform. All other facilities and brands must wait until December 1 to access. See last week’s Snapshot for more details.

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.


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