At Columbia Sportswear, we are committed to building a company of which we can all be proud – not only of the innovative products we create and the financial results we achieve, but the manner in which we achieve them. Whether it’s responsible sourcing, giving back to our communities, or reducing our environmental impact, we believe corporate responsibility is a companywide effort.
We support organizations who share our passion for the great outdoors. We believe that outdoor education and conservation ensures everyone will be able to enjoy the outdoors for generations to come.
Our objective is global reach, local impact. Support is provided through the following programs - the Summit III, 5.4, Rethreads, Employee Matches, Community Relations Purchase, and employee investment.
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We have three key initiatives that demonstrate our commitment to support outdoor education and conservation. Each of these projects includes multiple partners, international scope, and address critical global issues at a local level. Please see the descriptions below to learn more about these dynamic partnerships.
Columbia annually partners with hundreds of nonprofit organizations around the world. The projects below represent long term partners who have developed industry leading programs and initiatives. Combined, these organizations have generated over a million hours of volunteer service, conserved millions of acres of land, and improved the lives of millions internationally.
While our philanthropic focus at Columbia is outdoor education and conservation, we are also a member of the global community and dedicated to being a responsible neighbor. The following examples illustrate innovative partnerships on a local, regional, and global level.
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The Summit III is a unique multi-year program which allows organizations annual eligibility for up to three years of proposal submissions...
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A successful summit requires careful planning, knowledge of routes and terrain, fitness, and the correct equipment...
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Columbia Rethreads allows us to stretch the life of slightly irregular garments. Approval for the program entitles an organization to pick up Columbia Sportswear recycled clothing and footwear two times a year from the Rivergate Distribution Center...
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Our volunteer policy, annual volunteer fairs, and coordination of department volunteer projects empower our employees to efficiently provide meaningful support to our community partners...
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