Favoriser L'autonomie Des Populations
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Nous appuyons et inspirons les gens afin qu’ils jouent un rôle actif en faisant des choix de vie sains pour eux-mêmes et leurs familles. Nous y parvenons en formant des partenariats avec les communautés et les organisations partout à travers le monde où nous employons des gens, confectionnons des produits, sourçons des matières textiles et menons des affaires.
  People in hardhats building materials for sustainable water usage.
I WEAR PINK
Nous avons établi un partenariat avec la National Breast Cancer Foundation pour créer I Wear Pink (J’Ose le Rose), une collection de vêtements qui profite à la Fondation et qui permet de fournir des services de mammographie pour celles qui en ont besoin.
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"THANKS TO HER"
Les femmes représentent environ 75 % des effectifs de la chaîne d'approvisionnement mondiale de Columbia, et nous sommes fiers de les soutenir et de les rendre davantage autonomes en leur donnant accès à des formations en milieu de travail et à des programmes d'enrichissement mis en place par HERproject.
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 Columbia’s finished good factory workforce and we’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 HERproject™ training in our factories around the world. A multifaceted educational program, HERproject™ provides training in women’s health, financial literacy, and gender equality. We’ve implemented HERproject™ at our finished goods suppliers in Vietnam, India, China, and Bangladesh, with more programs to come. In 2019, Columbia Sportswear Company made a public commitment through the United Nations Foundation’s Private Sector Action for Women’s Health initiative to scale our women’s health and wellbeing program in our supply chain to impact the lives of 150,000 women by 2025.


INSPIRING EMPLOYEES

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. We work with nonprofit organizations such as American Red Cross, Center for Disaster Philanthropy, and Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE) to disburse monetary and product donations where most needed. 


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 $1.6 million for the NBCF.


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 world’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.

Learn more about Omni-Shade™


OUTFITTING COLLEGE STUDENTS FOR THE OUTDOORS

We partner with universities across the U.S. to help outfit college students for the outdoors. In 2019, we partnered with two new universities—University of Colorado at Boulder and University of California at Berkeley—bringing our total roster to 14 schools. 11 Beyond providing over 400,000 students with access to quality outdoor products, such as waterproof boots, tents, rain jackets and sleeping bags, we also brought value to students by coordinating educational presentations and supporting on-campus events.

In 2019, the Columbia brand, in collaboration with Mountain Hardwear and prAna, supported the Healthy Campus Week, a Partnership for a Healthier America initiative to encourage healthy eating, physical fitness and overall student wellness on campus. The Columbia brand donated backpacks and hats at the University of Oregon’s Run the Duck event. The Columbia brand also sponsored Healthy Campus Week’s largest physical activity challenge and provided product to the winning school, Barton College in North Carolina.