SOCIAL AND SUSTAINABLE RESPONSIBILITY
Company Core Values: Giving back - Sustainability - Integrity
Here at GSI, we love having fun outdoors and bringing people together outside. What you may not know is how much we love using our affinity for the outdoors as a catalyst for giving back and doing better.
Because making effective changes and doing more today is essential to do now for all future generations to come. We are about doing what is right to protect this planet we all call home and making the world a better place.
We are honored to work with and help support organizations that stand for what we believe in for a better outdoor tomorrow. We hope to continue to improve each other and the status of our planet Earth. Find out more about the organizations we work with, current projects, sustainability efforts, and how you can get involved.
Our #GSIGIVESBACK efforts are aimed to foster environmental stewardship, sustainable water projects, and a love for outdoor recreation in children who may not normally be able to access the natural world. These organizations are working to preserve access and promote a better future for our local communities and our nation as a whole, and we are pleased to support their great work.
Sustainability is a continually evolving process as we look at new organizations, methods, and materials. Starting with our design team, to our suppliers, to using as many recycled, recyclable, and environmentally friendly materials as possible. We look at every aspect to see where we can help minimize the impact on the surrounding environment.
SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT DESIGN
DESIGNED TO LAST
GSI is in the business of making quality outdoor gear that lasts. We love hearing when our gear is being passed to the next generation. Having quality gear that lasts and stays out of the landfill is one of the best ways to reduce impact.
SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAINS
SUPPLY CHAIN AWARD
We are proud to work with supply chains that have similar forward thinking environmental sustainability goals. Recently one of our suppliers was honored with the Distinguished Green Shipping Award.
DECREASE PRODUCT PACKAGING
Our design team works hard to create recyclable product packaging. As we strive to do better, we are working towards decreasing all packaging by 30% and decreasing the overall weight of packaging materials.
To help decrease our footprint we use shipping boxes from recycled material. We also measure and manage the package-to-product ratio for carton efficiency, do not use staples, and working towards using paper tape vs vinyl tape.
On occasion there may be something that breaks. We’d rather you fix your gear than it end up in the landfill. That is why we keep a vast supply of small components on hand for all of our products.
At GSI, we strive to have happy, healthy, and knowledgeable employees. We believe having a happy family who loves what they do and appreciates what their company represents is an equation for success.
We also extend our values and best work practices to our supply chains by putting on seminars, training sessions, and taking surveys. The GSI company owners personally tour factories consistently to ensure working conditions are clean, safe, fair, and nondiscriminatory.
As we work to exceed industry standards of minimizing impact of our products on the natural environment, we also voluntarily put our products through rigorous testing (FDA, Prop 65, RoHs, UL, EU, CSA, JIA) to ensure our products exceed consumer health and safety standards across the world.
Our family owned business chooses to use only materials that are safe for consumers, employees, and the environment.
We support Fair Labor Association standards. All employees and supply chains have a healthy and safe environment, fair compensation, lawful hours of work, nondiscrimination, and no child labor, harassment or abuse.