OIA’s Sustainability Working Group wants to make environmental and social best practices in the supply chain a core value in the outdoor industry, which is why we host sustainability events prior to and throughout the Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show as well as Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, focused on identifying and scaling best practices in outdoor industry supply chains.
On January 27 and 28, 2020 just prior to Outdoor + Snow Show, we launched the Climate Action Corps to the industry and provided in-depth training on chemicals management and on how the Higg Index can support your sustainability goals. Thank you to everyone who joined us for an education packed and fun filled two days. If you missed it, you can review the session descriptions below. We’re currently developing our next event agendas and will update this page with dates, descriptions, and registration information soon. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at email@example.com.
THE OUTDOOR INDUSTRY ASPIRES TO BECOME CLIMATE POSITIVE: ARE YOU IN?
Want to take action on climate but unsure where to start? This day is for you! Already measured your GHG emissions and set a target? Join us to learn and prioritize opportunities to help you meet your targets faster through collaboration. Hear from REI and other industry leaders and experts on why climate change is the biggest existential threat facing the outdoors and the outdoor industry and learn what it takes to sign onto the Climate Action Corps.
This meeting is for brands, manufacturers and suppliers in the outdoor industry. The meeting is closed to media.Learn More
ESTABLISHING YOUR RESTRICTED SUBSTANCES LIST (RSL) PROGRAM
For many brands, “chemicals management” begins and ends with the selection of a Restricted Substances List (RSL) that limits or bans certain chemicals in finished products. Yet without a system to communicate this list to suppliers, strategically assess materials and identify emerging risks, brands have little ability to ensure compliance. If your brand is looking to get started or further develop your RSL program, this session will provide you step-by-step guidance, access to experts and an understanding of industry tools.Learn More