The inclusion of stewardship in REI’s core purpose statement is deliberate and intentional.
Stewardship is how we act on our love for the outdoors. Our employees enthusiastically “inspire, educate and outfit” others for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and they embrace the co-op’s stewardship ethos as the way we do business.
Our commitment includes a wide range of efforts across REI, including working with nonprofit partners in the communities where we do business, collaborating with our industry peers to address the environmental footprint of our products, and using the lens of social and environmental responsibility in running our business.
We invite you to read our annual stewardship report, which outlines the co-op's successes and challenges during the 2011 calendar year. The report is structured into the three sections—Community, Sustainable Operations, and Workplace. A table of contents is also provided for quick reference.
We welcome your thoughts on our 2011 stewardship report via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your feedback supports our ongoing goal of providing relevant information that is important to our members, customers, partners, employees and others.