SEATTLE (August 1, 2023) — Outdoor Research, the Seattle-based manufacturer of high-performance technical outdoor apparel, this week published its inaugural Annual Impact Report, highlighting its commitment to sustainability, inclusivity and responsible corporate practices. The report is a tool OR will use to annually share its progress, achievements and future targets around its efforts as a responsible global corporate citizen.
“The textile industry’s impact on the environment is significant, and we recognize our responsibility to take action to mitigate the effects of our business on the planet,” said Roger Barton, President of Outdoor Research. “Our inaugural Annual Impact Report reflects our commitment to sustainability and our vision for an inclusive and ethical future in the outdoor apparel industry.”
Outdoor Research has taken significant steps in recent years to drive positive change though its business practices. Among the report’s key highlights are Outdoor Research’s efforts to source sustainable materials, promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within its workforce, nurture supplier relationships, and champion workers’ rights. The company has also made progress in mitigating its carbon footprint by transitioning to renewable energy sources and utilizing advanced tracking tools to measure and improve its environmental impact.
The 2022 Annual Impact Report outlines the company’s successes and challenges in its sustainability journey. By sharing the achievements and acknowledging areas for improvement, Outdoor Research demonstrates its commitment to transparency, inviting its customers to be an integral part of their path to a more sustainable and inclusive future.
“We believe transparency is crucial in fostering trust and building a strong relationship with our customers,” said Dan Mayers, Brand Communications Manager. “Our Inaugural Annual Impact Report reflects our dedication to improving how we operate our business. We’re proud to join others in the outdoor industry who are holding themselves accountable to their customers and stakeholders.”
The Outdoor Research team invites everyone to explore the report and learn more about the company’s approach to balancing environmental responsibility with maintaining the high standard of quality and performance that its products are renowned for. The full report can be accessed at https://www.outdoorresearch.com/us/responsibility.
About Outdoor Research
Since 1981, Outdoor Research has created trusted apparel, accessories, and equipment for you to thrive outside. Our award-winning outdoor gear is meticulously researched and tested for outdoor enthusiasts and military users around the globe. Grounded in our values of curiosity, passion, innovation, collaboration and community, we strive to create space for all in the outdoors. We celebrate wins outside at every level together with our ambassadors, non-profit partners and employees. Join us at outdoorresearch.com.
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