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Outdoor Industry Companies Affirm their Commitment to Using the Higg Index to Measure and Reduce Environmental and Social/Labor Impacts

July 29, 2016

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Gareth Martins                                                            
Outdoor Industry Association
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Outdoor Industry Companies Affirm their Commitment to Using the Higg Index to Measure and Reduce Environmental and Social/Labor Impacts

(Boulder, CO) July 29, 2016 – A group of leading outdoor industry companies are publicly committing to use the Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s Higg Index to improve environmental and social responsibility throughout their supply chains, and are encouraging the rest of the industry to join them in their implementation efforts.

To date, 35 companies have signed a public commitment statement expressing their support of the Higg Index adoption effort within the outdoor industry, acknowledging the tool as the emerging industry standard and declaring their intention to use the Higg Index as the primary means to measure and communicate supply chain performance and to participate in its continued development. Those companies are:

Allied Feather & Down
Berghaus
Brooks Sports
Burlington Industries, LLC
Burton Snowboards
Cascade Designs
Columbia Sportswear
Cone Denim, LLC
Eagle Creek
Farm to Feet
JanSport
Kathmandu
KEEN
MEC
Mountain Hardwear
Mountain Khakis
MSR
Nester Hosiery
ORVIS
Packtowl
Pearl Izumi
Platypus
Point6
prAna
REI
Safety Components Fabric Technologies, Inc.
Salomon
SealLine
Smartwool
Sustainable Down Source (a division of Down Decor)
The North Face
Therm-a-Rest
Timberland
Toad & Co.
W.L. Gore

Read the entire public commitment statement.

To learn more about the Higg Index and the outdoor industry’s adoption commitments, visit outdoorindustry.org/sustainability

About the Outdoor Industry Association

Based in Boulder, CO, with offices in Washington, D.C., Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is the leading trade association for the outdoor industry and the title sponsor of Outdoor Retailer. OIA unites and serves over 1200 manufacturer, supplier, sales representative and retailer members through its focus on trade and recreation policy, sustainable business, market & consumer insights and industry trends. For more information, visit outdoorindustry.org or call 303.444.3353.

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