In January 2020, we launched the OIA Climate Action Corps to become the outdoor industry’s collaborative model to lead on climate action to reduce industry-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in line with science. And despite the pandemic year, nearly 100 companies representing more than $25 billion in annual revenue joined us.
By joining the OIA Climate Action Corps, members commit to MEASURE their entire GHG footprint, PLAN by setting targets, REDUCE emissions over time and SHARE progress publicly each year through an Annual Progress Report.
In our inaugural year of the Climate Action Corps, our intention behind these reports is to celebrate progress over perfection. We’re thrilled to share our 2020 progress with you and we hope to see you applaud with us.
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While the pandemic slowed progress in some areas of climate action in 2020, Corps members made great strides on measuring their carbon footprint – focusing first on their owned or controlled operations such as their headquarters, retail locations, and distribution centers, known as scope 1 and 2 emissions.
“When we come together on issues as an industry, it’s amazing what we can accomplish. Joining the Climate Action Corps gives us the opportunity to work together on a commitment, leverage our combined expertise, and have a position as an industry.”
It’s within scope 1 & 2 where members are setting aggressive reduction targets and making commitments to reduce emissions – such as through energy efficiency efforts and sourcing renewable energy.
“Our long-range vision is an outdoor industry that makes a positive impact on our planet. That’s why REI has set an ambitious target to more than halve our emissions over the next decade while taking ownership of the carbon we release today. Through the Corps, we’ve found partners who share our vision and are committed to doing the hard work necessary to transform our industry.”
Members are actively taking reduction actions for scope 1 and 2 emissions – with eleven members currently sourcing 100% renewable energy for U.S. owned and operated facilities (or will by the end of 2021). While it’s a small piece of most companies’ overall footprint, it’s a powerful step in the right direction and equips them to tackle the bigger piece in the value chain next, known as scope 3 emissions.
“Not only does the Corps provide tools and training to drive significant improvements within our industry, the results also help to inspire other industries to take action and make a larger impact collectively.”
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