Osprey Packs, Inc. issued its 2009 Sustainability Report.

The six-page quarterly report outlines the independent pack manufacturer’s continuous efforts to explore sustainable and socially responsible solutions in manufacturing. The document also describes the company’s initiatives to support volunteerism, encourage the use of alternative transportation and green building practices, reduce carbon emissions, and fundraise and forge partnerships with environmental and SW Colorado-based non-profits. 

“For the past 36 years, sustainability has been built into our packs, which are designed, manufactured and guaranteed to last a lifetime,” said Sam Mix, outdoor marketing manager of Osprey. “Beyond our product, Osprey is always pursuing new ways to make a positive impact in our community and protect the wild places our customers love to explore. This report offers a bird’s-eye view of these efforts and provides examples that show our commitment to sustainability.”

For instance, in manufacturing, Osprey continues to realistically explore solutions for incorporating reusable, recyclable and overall less impactful materials in its products, such as the ReSource series.  These active everyday packs include the percentage of recycled materials in each style screened right on the pack.

Osprey said it is constantly improving its supply chain to localize raw material sourcing, reduce waste and ship products in recyclable poly bags within recycled carton boxes. Being one of the few brands with a locally staffed office in Asia allows Osprey team members to inspect working conditions, advocate for fair wages, monitor fair labor practices, and understand and address any other concerns or issues.

A full copy of the report can be downloaded from the company’s website.