A group of Columbia female employees sitting in a circle during a workshop.
We support and inspire people globally to take an active role in making healthy life choices for themselves and their families. We do so through partnering with communities and grassroots organizations around the world where we employ people, manufacture products, source materials, and do business.
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"THANKS TO HER"
Women represent around 75% of Columbia's global supply chain workforce and we are proud to help support and empower them through HERproject workplace training and enrichment programs.
  People in hardhats building materials for sustainable water usage.
I WEAR PINK
We partnered with the National Breast Cancer Foundation to create I Wear Pink, an apparel collection which benefits the Foundation and helps provide mammogram services for those in need.
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GREENING YOUTH FOUNDATION
As the official outfitter of the Greening Youth Foundationโ€™s HBCU Internship Program, we help underrepresented young adults connect to the outdoors and enjoy careers in conservation, helping them gear up for work at Nationalย Parks.
COMMUNITY INVESTMENT
We support our employees, customers, and communities around the world in their efforts to leave the world better than they found it.


EMPOWERING PEOPLE IN OUR SUPPLY CHAIN

Women represent 75% of Columbiaโ€™s finished good factory workforce and weโ€™re committed to finding ways to empower them to improve their lives. Ten years ago, we began a partnership with Business for Social Responsibility to implement HERprojectโ„ข training in our factories around the world. A multifaceted educational program, HERprojectโ„ข provides training in womenโ€™s health, financial literacy, and gender equality. Weโ€™ve implemented HERprojectโ„ข at our finished goods suppliers in Vietnam, India, China, and Bangladesh, with more programs to come. To date, weโ€™ve helped 30,000 women unlock their full potential.


INSPIRING EMPLOYEES

In 2017, 3,000 volunteer hours were donated by Columbia employees to charitable causes. Every Columbia employee is awarded 16 paid volunteer hours per year, for volunteer activities. Additionally, our corporate matching program allows us to match our employee's investments in their communities, up to $1,000/year per employee. Our volunteer and community investment policies empower employees to provide meaningful support to their communities.


DISASTER RELIEF

Columbia is dedicated to supporting disaster relief efforts around the world where we operate and sell products. We work with reputable nonprofit organizations such as OXFAM, UNICEF, Mercy Corps, and American Red Cross to disburse monetary and product donations where most needed. Most recently, Columbia has supported disaster relief efforts in Nepal, Philippines, and in the U.S.


BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

Columbia and the National Breast Cancer Foundation partnered to create "I Wear Pink", an apparel collection which benefits the Foundation and contributes funds to provide mammogram services for those in need. Since its inception in 2007, this program has raised over $1 million for the NBCF.


In 2015, we expanded our partnership across borders to include the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF). Through support from I Wear Pink, CBCF will continue to make significant investments in research, education, and support programs for those affected by breast cancer across Canada.

OMNI-SHADE SKIN CANCER FOUNDATION SEAL OF APPROVAL

Columbia partners with the Skin Cancer Foundation (SCF) to help educate consumers on how to safely enjoy the outdoors. SCF is the only international organization devoted solely to education, prevention, early detection, and prompt treatment of the worldโ€™s most common cancer. More than 5 million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the United States every year.


Additionally, we have partnered with the SCF to produce 'Rays' Awareness: Science of Sun Safety curriculum designed for 5th and 6th grade students. This curriculum has been distributed throughout the southern United States and is available for download here.