Social and Sustainable Responsibility
At GSI Outdoors we are committed to the practice of sustainability and reduction of our carbon footprint. We work only with factories that meet the highest mandates for social and environmental practices in the country of origin. Our products meet the highest safety standards in North America and Europe.
We are committed to using as many recyclable raw materials in the production of our products as possible. On the rare occasion that something breaks, we stock a large selection of replacement components to extend the life of an item. We continually audit our shipping and packaging practices to ensure minimal use of materials, while maintaining product integrity during transit.
We are aligned with several national environmental organizations, with the goal of keeping our planet healthy and with access for everyone. We are proud to be founding members of the Outside Industry Association Climate Action Corps which is a collaboration of industry leaders committed to measuring and reducing their greenhouse emissions.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO OUR PLANET, OUR ENVIRONMENT, AND OUR CUSTOMERS.
SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT DESIGN
GSI designs and makes useful performance outdoor gear that lasts and is sensitive to the environment. We do this by considering the most efficient use of materials, including recycled content and recyclability. We strive to make and transport our products using processes that reduce our ecological footprint. We think of this as smart design.
DECREASE PRODUCT PACKAGING
We have set a goal of reducing our product packaging footprint through design and choices of materials for recyclability. We also measure and manage the packaging-to-product ratio to further reduce waste in our recycled-content shipping cartons.
We focus on choosing shipping materials with the lowest overall footprint, minimizing usage while still protecting products from damage. For example, we are phasing in recycled tissue paper as wrapping on our drinking containers, and auditing the rest of our product line to eliminate unnecessary plastic bags.
SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAINS
MINIMIZE CARBON FOOTPRINT
We are proud to work with supply chain partners who share our goals of reducing our carbon footprint. We choose and track shipping methods with these goals in mind. Recently, one of our supply chain shipping partners was honored with the distinguished Green Shipping Award.
MINIMIZE OPERATIONS FOOTPRINT
In addition to our ongoing in-house recycling programs and tracking our energy consumption, we are participating in measuring our energy footprint and considering best practices we can adopt as part of our founding membership in Climate Action Corps.
On occasion, there may be something that breaks. We'd rather you fix your gear than it end up in the landfill. This is why we keep a vast supply of small components on hand for all of our products.
GSI Outdoors designs, manufactures our products to last for years if not generations. We assess each materials to determine the optimum application for the product in terms of performance, longevity and usability. We offer a robust parts replacement program so that the life of a product can be extended whenever possible.
REUSABILITY AND RECYCLABILITY
We use design for disassembly principles and materials that are recyclable in as many components of our products as possible. All of our packaging is designed and materials are selected for maximum reusability and recyclability.
Our design team focuses on sustainable materials in the initial phase of designing a product. We work with our factories to determine what materials will offer the best solution in terms of both sustainability, performance and long-term usability. As part of our commitment, we are continually auditing our existing products to determine if any component material can be updated to further reduce our carbon footprint.
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY FACTORIES
Our factories conform to the strictest environmental and social mandates possible in the country of origin and all of our products undergo extensive testing to comply with both federal and international material safety standards.
We focus on choosing shipping materials that allow us to minimize the quantity of material while still protecting products from damage. We actively measure and manage the packaging-to-product ratio to continually reduce waste in our recycled-content shipping cartons. In addition, use supply-chain partners who share our goal of reducing our carbon footprint. Recently, one of our supply-chain ocean shipping partners was honored with the distinguished Green Shipping Award for using low-sulfur fuel.
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.