This report covers REI's 2011 fiscal year, and is our sixth annual report (following our 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 reports).
We report on all of our operations, all of which are U.S-based, with the exceptions of our REI Adventures trips that run in 37 countries and our quality office in Shenzhen, China.
We include the impacts from both owned and leased facilities.
In one notable case, we use third-party vendors to address our fair labor and factory compliance work, which details our efforts with our REI-brand gear and apparel supply chain. We contract all of our manufacturing to third-party vendors, and their environmental impacts are not included in the report.
Our report also covers our operational footprint (both direct and indirect aspects), but it does not tackle accounting the embedded environmental attributes of products in our GHG section.
Links to REI's specific environmental methodology and policies, and our latest Climate Counts scorecard are as follows: