REI’s Annual Stewardship Report Highlights Co-op’s Social and Environmental Work

We may see more sport properties begin to publish such reports to highlight their community efforts. Would be nice to see.

From CSRWire –

About REI
REI is a national outdoor retail co-op dedicated to inspiring, educating and outfitting its members and the community for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. Founded in 1938 by a group of Pacific Northwest mountaineers seeking quality equipment, REI is committed to promoting environmental stewardship and increasing access to outdoor recreation through volunteerism, gear donations and financial contributions.

Some highlights from the Report:


  • 14,481 acres of land and 6,520 miles of trail maintained through the co-op’s investment in conservation and recreation nonprofits.
  • 1,573,138 volunteer hours donated through the “sweat equity” of 130,347 individuals through REI’s nonprofit support.
  • 182,834 youth learned how to recreate outdoors responsibly through the Promoting Environmental Awareness in Kids (PEAK) program via REI’s partnership with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.