The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) Sustainability Working Group (SWG) will launch a pilot program May 16 to test drive the Equipment module of the Higg Index. The index is a new tool that can help companies gain insight into the supply chain for outdoor equipment (bicycles, skis, snowboards, backpacks, tents, camp stoves, water bottles, etc.) and how to make more sustainable products.
Equipment manufacturers are encouraged to participate in the pilot, which is designed to provide a testing ground for the tool and to gather feedback on how to make it better. Those interested in attending a free May 16 webinar to learn about the tool and participating in the pilot program need to email firstname.lastname@example.org.