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Employee Investment

Employee Volunteer Program 

Our volunteer policy, annual volunteer fairs, and coordination of department volunteer projects empower our employees to efficiently provide meaningful support to our community partners. Employee initiated teams at our facilities (distribution centers, liaison offices) around the world to guide us in identifying local partners, innovative volunteer opportunities, and community priorities. Our corporate matching program allows us to match our employee’s investments in their communities.

Forest Park Conservancy
Columbia staff completing a trail restoration project in with the Forest Park Conservancy in Portland's Forest Park.
Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure
Columbia fielded the largest corporate team (655 people) in the 2008 Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure in Portland. The Portland event is the largest in the Western United States.
Truckload of Coats
Each year Columbia employees partner with local nonprofits to coordinate the Truckload of Coats event. The goal of the event is to fill an entire truck with donated coats for community members in need.
Friends of the Earth Tree Planting Challenge
Members of our Hong Kong Office participated in the Friends of the Earth (FOE) Tree Planting Challenge. The team won the award of “The Smartest Tree Planting Team” by using Columbia's fishing vest as containers to carry the seedlings uphill!
Zhuhai China - Mile-a-minute Weed
A team of 18 Columbia employees from our Zhuhai, China office organized a project of cutting and removing South American Climber (also known as - Mile-a-minute Weed), a non-native invasive plant, in a local mangrove forest.
Backyard Collective
In 2010, over 200 Columbia employees built fences, repaired trails, painted benches, and spread bark dust at the Conservation Alliances Portland Backyard Collective. Thanks to Columbia, the Portland event was the biggest one ever.
American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure
We have been a sponsor of the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure for the past 14 years. Each year Columbia employees staff a rest area for participants of the event.
Start Making A Reader Today
Our staff are active volunteers in Oregon's Start Making A Reader Today (SMART) Program. Each participant volunteers one hour per week to read with two primary school children.
Taiwan Office Volunteerism
Staff from our Taiwan office continue their annual support of ORBIS International. Each year Columbia employees have helped pack supplies to help ORBIS save sight worldwide.
Vietnam - Terry Fox Run
Staff from our Vietnam office participated in the Terry Fox Run to support cancer research projects.