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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Outdoor Companies Commit to Higg Index

A group of leading outdoor industry companies are publicly committing to use the Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s Higg Index to improve environmental and social responsibility throughout their supply chains, and are encouraging the rest of the industry to join them in their implementation efforts.

To date, 35 companies have signed a public commitment statement expressing their support of the Higg Index adoption effort within the outdoor industry, acknowledging the tool as the emerging industry standard and declaring their intention to use the Higg Index as the primary means to measure and communicate supply chain performance and to participate in its continued development. Those companies are:

  • Allied Feather & Down
  • Berghaus
  • Brooks Sports
  • Burlington Industries, LLC
  • Burton Snowboards
  • Cascade Designs
  • Columbia Sportswear
  • Cone Denim, LLC
  • Eagle Creek
  • Farm to Feet
  • JanSport
  • Kathmandu
  • KEEN
  • MEC
  • Mountain Hardwear
  • Mountain Khakis
  • MSR
  • Nester Hosiery
  • Packtowl
  • Pearl Izumi
  • Platypus
  • Point6
  • prAna
  • REI
  • Safety Components Fabric Technologies, Inc.
  • Salomon
  • SealLine
  • Smartwool
  • Sustainable Down Source (a division of Down Decor)
  • The North Face
  • Therm-a-Rest
  • Timberland
  • Toad & Co
  • W. L. Gore

Read the entire public commitment statement.

“Nearly ten years ago, a handful of outdoor industry companies came together with a shared vision to address the impacts of manufacturing products. This group would become known as the Sustainability Working Group, and their first work product, the Eco Index, has evolved into what we now know as the Higg Index. The outdoor industry is committed to broadly implementing this tool throughout our supply chains, and we applaud these 35 companies for their public commitment and leadership in embedding sustainable business practices within our industry. We welcome others in the industry to join us in these efforts,” states Beth Jensen, OIA Director of Sustainable Business Innovation.

To learn more about the Higg Index and the outdoor industry’s adoption commitments, visit outdoorindustry.org/sustainability

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