Well used volunteer helmets next to a trail

REI Stewardship

Choosing to join the REI Co-op means being a long-term steward of the outdoors.


Jerry Stritzke riding a bike

“Stewardship is a choice and a mindset. It means that we look at our business differently, and we take individual responsibility for making a positive, lasting impact.”

–Jerry Stritzke, REI President and CEO

Our collective impact

$77 Million

Since 1976, REI Co-op has invested more than $77 million through partner nonprofits for outdoor stewardship.

100% green*

*Power, that is! The co-op uses 100% renewable energy to operate.

1st in the US

We built the first, largest, and most sustainable Net Zero Energy and LEED Platinum distribution center in the country.

66 brands

So far, we've partnered with more than 5 dozen outdoor brands to enhance the sustainability of products we sell at the co-op.

A different kind of company, a different kind of impact

Advancing gear sustainability

How we create, source and sell products that reflect the values of the co-op

Creating outdoor access for all

How we advocate for our public lands and help build healthier, happier outdoor communities

Our core practices

How we work hard every day to conduct business for a positive impact on the future

Explore our newest distribution center—it's one of the most sustainable. In. The. World.

Read more about it and other stories of how our stewardship spans public lands to your front porch.