Webinar: Digging Into Sustainability

Experts from MEC, NEMO, Patagonia and Burton will share tactical tools your brand can use as you begin to implement your sustainable materials and chemicals management programs. Register now. 

By Nikki Hodgson November 15, 2017

We’re excited to announce our upcoming webinar series:  

Digging into Sustainability: Tactical Tools for Your Brand”  

Join us for the following three webinars to learn more about implementing sustainable materials and chemicals management programs. These webinars will formally introduce the Getting Started Guides—collaboratively developed by the OIA Sustainability Working Group and intended to provide guidance and training for both brands and suppliers. Learn from outdoor industry brands who have been implementing successful sustainable materials and chemicals management programs and gain insight on how to establish or improve your own. 

Getting Started: Sustainable Materials & MEC Case Study  

Friday, November 17, 2017 10 a.m.10:30 a.m. Mountain Time 

From humble beginnings, MEC has developed a successful sustainable materials program. Learn more about the steps it took to evolve the program into what it is today and how to get your program off the ground and running.  

Getting Started: Chemicals Management 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 10 a.m.10:30 a.m Mountain Time 

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.  


Deep Dive: Chemicals Management Guide & Training for Manufacturers  

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 10 a.m– 11 a.m. Mountain Time  

For brands that already have clear chemicals management supply chain policies in place, the Chemicals Management Guide & Training for Manufacturers is for you. Outdoor Industry Association 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.  

The guide has been designed to be used by brands and suppliers, in part or in whole, and for any product in any tier, either independently or in collaboration with qualified third-party trainers. Additionally, Simplified Chinese & Vietnamese translations will become available in early 2018.  

Learn more about why and how this guidance was created, intended usage and examples, and your opportunities to provide feedback.