Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) released its Corporate Responsibility Topline Report, which documents the work of the OIA Sustainability Working Group (SWG) and invites other companies in the outdoor industry to join hundreds of brands, retailers, suppliers and other stakeholder organizations to advance responsible business practices.
Early on, OIA SWG members recognized that a majority of the environmental impacts for their companies could be attributed to product manufacturing and supply chain issues. It became obvious that common tools, standards and language around responsible business practices were needed, so in 2007, the OIA SWG was created to help companies within the outdoor industry benchmark and measure their environmental footprints, identify areas for improvement, and make informed sourcing and product lifecycle decisions.
Based in Boulder, CO, with offices in Washington, D.C., Outdoor Industry Association is the leading trade association for the outdoor industry and the title sponsor of Outdoor Retailer. OIA supports the growth and success of more than 4,000 manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, sales representatives and retailers of outdoor recreation apparel, footwear, equipment and services.