2016 CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY UPDATE

Columbia is made up of real people who are as passionate about the outdoors as you are.
As a responsible company, we work to continuously innovate across all aspects of our business, especially when it comes to ethical sourcing practices, managing our environmental
footprint, and giving back to communities.
PRODUCT
17,279 lbs
Of apparel and footwear
diverted from the landfill
through the Columbia
ReThreads product recycling
and donation program.
100%
100% responsibly-sourced
down used in our products
*excluding Japan subsidiary
OUTDRY EXTREME ECO
Introduced the award-winning OutDry Extreme
ECO Jacket - the ultimate earth-smart rain gear
made from 21 recycled plastic bottles and
dye-free fabric with no PFCs intentionally added.
2.9 MILLION
Approximately 2.9 million
gallons of water saved by
coloring materials without water.
8.4 MILLION
Approximately 8.4 million units
of apparel contained at least
30% recycled content.
OPERATIONS
995,732 kWh
Or 12% less energy used at
Headquarters through lighting
retrofits and technology upgrades.
173,110
Water bottles saved from
the landfill due to water refill
stations at Headquarters.
POLYBAGS
Introduced new shipping polybag
option made from 89% renewable
resources in partnership with
Avery Dennison.
18,229
Metric tons of C02 equivalents
increase from 2015 as a result of
business growth, including increases
in headcount, retail expansion and travel.
CO2
EQUIVALENT
BY RESOURCE
TYPE
Electricity: 68%
Air Travel: 23%
Car Travel: 8%
Natural Gas: 1%
MANUFACTURING
26%
Of our fabric suppliers are
bluesign® system partners.
95%
Of Columbia factories received
at least one unannounced social
compliance audit.
87%
Of manufacturing partners
received a B rating or above.
A = Performing
B = Developing
C = Under Performing
F = At Risk
BASED UPON: Audit Performance,
Remediation Efforts, Management
Systems Transparency.
9,355
Workers received financial
empowerment training from the
HERfinance program.
COMMUNITY
10,000
LITERS OF CLEAN DRINKING WATER
Provided daily to local communities through installation of two water
filtration towers in partnership with the Planet Water Foundation and
manufacturing facilities in Vietnam.

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$1.7 MILLION
Invested in 450+ nonprofit organizations around the world
dedicated to getting kids outside, conserving the outdoors,
and building healthy communities.
Donations: $1.35 Million
Employee Donation Matching: $55,272
Sales-Driven Donations: $311,568
3,057 HOURS
Paid for employees to use
towards volunteer efforts in their
community.
5 YEARS
Of the Columbia/Grassroots Belay
Grant Program. Invested $430,000 in
86 local outdoor education and
conservation efforts across the U.S.
7 YEARS
As an official sponsor of National
Trails Day, an event dedicated to
stewardship of America’s trails, their
surrounding natural areas, and the
hiking experience. Raised $67K for
American Hiking Society through
online promotional efforts.
$80,000
Raised for the National Park
Foundation through the Columbia
National Park apparel collection.