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OIA Sustainability at Outdoor Retailer January 8–9, 2017 · Salt Lake City, Utah

OIA Sustainability at Outdoor Retailer

January 8-9, 2017

OIA’s Sustainability Working Group wants to make environmental and social best practices in the supply chain a core value in the outdoor industry. Sunday and Monday prior to Outdoor Retailer, will be dedicated to sustainability best practices. Please join us for these education packed and fun filled days.

Sustainability Working Group Meetings: January 8th-9th 2017
The meetings are free of charge, but registration is still required.

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Please contact sustainability@outdoorindustry.org for more information.

Sunday, January 8 - OIA Sustainability Working Group Meetings - Marriott Downtown at City Creek
8:00 – 11:30 a.m. Chemicals Management Steering Committee Meeting (Steering Committee members only)
1:00  - 3:00 p.m. Flame Retardants Task Force Meeting (Salon A-B) The FR Task Force, under the umbrella of the Chemicals Management Working Group, works to address the use of FR, align around industry communication and best practices, increase industry knowledge of risks and alternatives. This meeting will be used to discuss research, regulation, and current projects.
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Durable Water Repellency Task Force Meeting (Salon A-B) The DWR Task Force collaborates to address the issue of PFC’s / Durable Water Repellency. This meeting will be used to discuss research, regulation, and current projects.
 
Monday, January 9 - OIA Sustainability Working Group Meetings - Marriott Downtown at City Creek
8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Microfibers and Ocean Plastics: Industry Collaboration and Next Steps (Salon D) This facilitated working group discussion will continue to build on the emerging research around microfibers and working to establish a better understanding of the outdoor industry’s impact and leverage points. Desired meeting outcome: Exchange information and research updates, identify collaboration opportunities, and prioritize industry action items.
8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Equipment and Hardgoods Working Group Meeting (Brighton) This meeting will be used to further develop a working plan and articulate next steps on addressing data gaps and needs for companies manufacturing equipment and hard goods.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Circular Economy: Designing for Repair (Salon D) A guided discussion focused on end of life and designing for repair. We will be joined by Lindsey Stone of Rainy Pass Repair, who will provide some of her insight around the trends and recommendations. Desired meeting outcome: leave with tangible actions we can take as a collective industry to address some of the challenges we know exist.
12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Lunch and Sustainability Working Group Plenary (Salon D) A working lunch with animal welfare updates provided by Textile Exchange, a legislation and regulatory briefing from the OIA Government Affairs team, and updates on the 2017 strategic plan from the OIA Sustainable Business Innovation department.
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. From Assessment to Action: Addressing Shared Challenges/Opportunities Identified by the Higg Index (Salon A/B) So, you’ve completed your brand or facility module. Now what? Learn from outdoor industry companies on how they have utilized their Higg Index module scores to identify opportunities for improvement and drive action and learn more about opportunities for the industry to collectively address shared challenges.
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Textile Exchange Responsible Wool Standard Training (Deer Valley I-II) This training seminar is designed to meet the needs of brands that want tThis training seminar is designed to meet the needs of brands that want to understand how to work with the RWS once it is launched. Attendees will learn about the issues that the RWS addresses, get an understanding about the realities of farming and certification, be educated on the different strategies to bring RWS wool into their supply chains, and network with each other and representatives of the key stakeholder groups.