We’re always talking about great organic recipes and great tips to living an organic lifestyle but today I want to talk about something a little different. I want to talk about a socially responsible company that also contributes to helping the environment and living an organic lifestyle. That company is, Patagonia.
Corporate responsibility is a large part of Patagonia and abiding by international labor and human rights standards is a he part of it. They look closely at the supply chain and have the supply chain audited every three years to ensure that all of their corporate responsibility files are socially and environmentally compliant. They’re constantly working towards improving the experience of their constituents by focusing on sourcing, quality and social and environmental responsibility.
Patagonia also strives to make their products using materials and processes that are environmentally efficient. They “evaluate raw materials, invest in innovative technologies and rigorously polices our [their] waste.” They’ve been in business for so long that Patagonia knows where they can trim the fat and work towards even more efficiency. Patagonia focuses on traceability to be sure that the raw materials in their products are true to their brand and their quality standards.
Patagonia plans to continue its research and work on making the “living wage principle a reality for garment workers.” They are also making their environmental audits include even higher standard to ensure the best quality for it’s consumers as well as keeping up their involvement in efforts to help the environment like their work with the bluesign Standard, 1% For The Planet, the Common Threads Initiative and the Conservation Alliance.
After this post, I hope you don’t feel guilty about shopping when you purchase a new winter coat from Patagonia because it is a strong company with firm values to aid the environment and the community wherever they can.