REI

Brand

REI

REI

Industry

Gear + Lifestyle

First Certified

01 Measure

REI used operational data to estimate its carbon footprint for the year.

GHG Scope 1 Ⓘ
GHG Protocol Scope 1

Emissions from energy used in buildings, fleets, and equipment.

3,995 tCO2e

GHG Scope 2 Ⓘ
GHG Protocol Scope 2

Emissions from electricity.

0 tCO2e

GHG Scope 3 Ⓘ
GHG Protocol Scope 3

Emissions from raw materials, manufacturing, shipping, air travel, and other activities in the supply chain.

246,427 tCO2e

Total Emissions Ⓘ
Total Carbon Emissions

The sum of Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions.

250,422 tCO2e

02 Offset

The entire carbon footprint was offset using verified carbon credits.

Carbon Credits

250,422 tCO2e

Total Investment in Carbon Credits

$810,898.25

REI's credits came from:

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Cookstoves
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Forests
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Renewables
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Landfills

Emissions Offset

250,422 tCO2e

03 Reduce

REI is implementing a Reduction Action Plan to reduce emissions from within its own operations and supply chain.

Current Year Reduction Actions

01

What We’re Reducing

We will work with our manufacturing partners to reduce emissions associated with energy use within our manufacturing supply chain.

How We'll Reduce It

We will work with our manufacturing partners to pursue energy efficiency opportunities in their facilities and to identify regional opportunities to procure renewable energy.

02

What We’re Reducing

We will reduce emissions associated with the manufacturing of materials used in Co-Op Brands products.

How We'll Reduce It

For Co-op Brands products, we plan to use a higher percentage of low-carbon inputs such as more sustainable dye techniques as well as recycled and renewable materials.

03

What We’re Reducing

We will reduce the location-based carbon emissions from the electricity we purchase for our owned and leased operations, including our retail stores, distribution centers and offices.

How We'll Reduce It

We will install three new retail rooftop systems in 2021. We will also work with local utilities to subscribe to impactful green power programs and investigate opportunities to procure zero-carbon energy over longer periods of time.

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How We'll Reduce It

Prior Year Reduction Actions

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Other Sustainability Notes

REI is a different kind of company. As a co‑op, we put purpose before profits and act in the long-term interests of our members and community. The outcomes we seek as a business and through our 20 million members are driven by this mindset — we know the positive impacts we have on the outdoors and our community are foundational criteria to every decision we make. It’s within this context that we operate our facilities on 100% renewable energy, certified all of our distribution centers as zero waste facilities, created Product Impact Standards for ourselves and our 1000+ external brands, and have invested over $100 million in outdoor places. Still, we know that the climate crisis remains the largest existential threat to our members’ enjoyment of the outdoors and the survival of our co-op. REI first published its carbon footprint in 2006, and in 2020, we committed to reducing our footprint by 55% by 2030. We firmly believe an absolute reduction target grounded in science is essential for every organization, and we believe we must account for the cost of the carbon we emit today. We also know that we can accomplish exponentially more when we work together in pursuit of a common goal. We see Climate Neutral as a valuable convener and enabler in fighting the climate crisis, and we’re thrilled to be a certified brand.

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