Columbia Sportswear Company Releases 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report

Today, Columbia Sportswear Company (NASDAQ: COLM) released its 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report, which includes highlights from the progress made throughout 2019 in the three main areas of focus in its corporate responsibility strategy – empowering people, sustaining places and responsible practices.

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The report assesses work accomplished in 2019 by its four primary brands – Columbia, SOREL, Mountain Hardwear and prAna, including:

  • Pledged to support 150,000 women in their participation in the HERproject by 2025 to empower women in the supply chain.
  • Built seven new water towers in 2019 in our manufacturing partners’ communities. This brings our total water towers built to 15, that provide approximately 15,000 people a day with clean water through the Columbia Clean Drinking Water Program.
  • Donated $2,037,098 by CSC to charitable causes or organizations.
  • Connected approximately 8,058 students to the outdoors through Columbia’s support of The National Park Foundation’s “Open OutDoors for Kids” campaign.
  • Launched innovative product collections with sustainable attributes across our brands.
  • Used 100% Responsible Down Standard certified down used across all of our brands.
  • Reduced absolute emissions in North American operations by 9% since 2018.
  • 6th year of Higg Index annual supply chain assessments.
  • Completed 390+ unannounced audits conducted at our manufacturing partner facilities with more than 40% of manufacturing partner facilities independently audited by third party auditors.

A key element of this year’s report is the addition of Human Resources data, capturing highlights from the global workforce in 2019, including workforce statistics, employee wellbeing programs and employee-driven initiatives.

To learn more about Columbia Sportswear Company’s corporate responsibility efforts, view the 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report. The Company has also released a Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Index, which discloses the Company’s corporate responsibility efforts in accordance with SASB industry-specific standards.

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