Belonging to the REI Co-op means being a steward of the outdoors. We’re 16 million members and growing, have 300+ nonprofit partners and have 12,000+ employees.
When You Gear Up, We Give Back.
“As our community grows, so does our collective impact.”
Nearly 70% of our profits go back to the outdoor community. Out of the $2.56B 2016 Co-op sales, $193.7M went towards member dividends and credit card rebates, $57M to profit sharing and employee incentives and $9.3M to nonprofit partners.
Stewardship and Nonprofit
“Since 1976, we have shared more than $77M with nonprofit partners that care for the places where we love to play.”
Together, we’ve helped to build out nation’s trail network. As part of a multi-million dollar investment in honor of the National Parks Centennial, we donated a portion of proceeds from national parks trips and gear to the National Park Foundation–more than $850,000. Lastly, we launched five Rewilding Projects–a multi-year, multi-million dollar program to connect cities to the outdoors and the outdoors for all.
“Part of protecting the places we love means choosing better materials and building gear that lasts.”
We’ve established sustainability partnerships with 66 of our largest brands. We’ve hosted product repair workshops, gear swaps, and sold more than $1M used products. Lastly, we’ve used 100% Responsible Down Standard in all REI down products.
“We invest in the future of the outdoors by building sustainability into our day-to-day operations.”
REI stores, distribution centers and headquarters are use renewable energy for power. Built the country’s first and largest Net Zero Energy and LEED Platinum distribution center and a total of more than 1-million sq. ft. of LEED certified buildings or about one-sixth of total property.
Building an Outdoor Community
“We’re a different kind of company, uniting our community around shared values.” – Jerry Stritzke, REI President and CEO.
We’re investing $1.5M in women’s leadership in the outdoor industry and increased participation in outdoor programming designed for women by 100%.