What do we mean by ethical treatment of people?
We are committed to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workplace and in the outdoors, and we strive to improve the wellbeing of our employees and workers around the world. In collaboration with factories, vendors, industry organizations, and our own internal teams, we are dedicated to continuously improving working conditions, prioritizing employee and worker wellbeing, and lessening the environmental impacts of our business practices and manufacturing processes.
We are aware of the historical exclusion of Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, people with disabilities, older people, and other marginalized people in outdoor activities. In the outdoor community and industry, this lack of representation stems, in part, from discriminatory practices, the high cost of outdoor pursuits (including gear, travel, and time), and the absence of these people in the workplace and in promotional marketing materials. This exclusion fails to capture the diversity of outdoor users and can perpetuate harmful stereotypes about who belongs and who doesn’t.
We envision a future where all people feel welcome in the outdoors, regardless of their race, size, gender, or other underrepresented or marginalized identity.