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Corporate Responsibility at Columbia SportswearAt Columbia Sportswear, Corporate Responsibility (CR) is part of what we do every day — for our employees, the communities where we operate and for the environment. To us, responsible business practices mean balancing our economic goals with social and environmental considerations.
CR involves supporting responsible sourcing practices that promote the values of equality, fairness, and safety in the independent factories that manufacture our products. It means considering our environmental impact from designing products with more eco-friendly material to cutting down on our packaging. It includes empowering communities through partnering, volunteering and promoting programs that support those in need and enhance quality of life.
Whether it’s working on fair labor in our manufacturing locations or lessening our environmental footprint, we believe corporate responsibility is a companywide effort.
At the heart of our CR programs are our Standards of Manufacturing Practices (SMP). Columbia manufactures products around the world and values ethical and fair treatment of people and practices. We are committed to assuring that the partners with whom we do business share these values. Each factory producing Columbia Sportswear products is monitored regularly against these Standards in addition to local labor laws and International Labor Organization (ILO) conventions.