Category Summary* ?

company person people planet overall score mean diff** std dev† votes articles
patagonia n/a 90 85 88.2 +6.1 +0 117 19
recreational equipment n/a 81 87 82.5 +0.4 +0 78 21
timberland n/a 82 79 81.9 -0.2 +0 195 58
north face 25 71 88 80.6 -1.5 +0 36 8

*showing companies with at least 30 votes
**amount above or below average score of all companies based on user votes
†number of standard deviations above or below overall average





Everything we do at Timberland grows out of our relentless pursuit to make it better- from creating practical, purposeful products for consumers who value the outdoors to delivering strong results for shareholders and forging powerful partnerships that create positive, sustainable impact in our world. "Make it better" is both a promise and a challenge- it reflects upon the progress in ou...

tags: outdoor, shoes, boots, shirts, clothes



We acknowledge that the wild world we love best is disappearing. That is why those of us who work here share a strong commitment to protecting undomesticated lands and waters. We believe in using business to inspire solutions to the environmental crisis.

tags: outdoor, outdoor apparel,environmental

recreational equipment

outdoor, sportswear

Stewardship is our commitment to get people outside and leading healthy active lives, caring for our planet by protecting shared natural spaces, and engaging others in making a difference. Stewardship is also how we operate the co-op, finding ways to improve the environmental performance of our business while we strive to generate positive environmental, social and financial results.

tags: outdoor, sportswear, sporting goods, outdoor gear

north face


Sustainability and conservation form the core of The North Face pledge to advance the well-being of the planet and its citizens - especially those who enjoy exploring our world.

tags: outdoor, outdoor gear, fleece, footwear, equipment

columbia sportswear

outdoor, sportswear

At Columbia Sportswear, we are committed to building a company of which we can all be proud – not only of the innovative products we create and the financial results we achieve, but the manner in which we achieve them.

tags: outdoor, sportswear


footwear, outdoor

Here at Oboz, we realize that passionate individuals can make a positive change and have taken steps to do just that.

tags: footwear, outdoor

la sportiva

footwear, outdoor

La Sportiva's corporate responsibility mission has been shaped by four generations of the Delladio family that have defined the La Sportiva brand since it's inception in 1928 in a small mountain village in the Italian Dolomites.

tags: footwear, outdoor


footwear, outdoor

The wolverine, tough as they come. This amazing, elusive animal has been misunderstood for generations. In partnership with The Wolverine Foundation, we are dedicating time and effort to raise awareness about the truth behind this powerful creature.

tags: footwear, outdoor

l.l. bean


Our dedication to the environment is stronger today than ever before. Through responsible business practices such as the promotion of sustainable forest initiatives, charitable giving and green building, we plan to continue to make a difference outdoors.

tags: outdoor

vf corporation

casualwear, outdoor, sportswear

While we are proud of our status as the world's largest apparel company, we take our global success seriously. In fact, we see it as a direct result of the values we embrace - as a company and as people. Values like honesty and integrity. Consideration and respect. For us, these are more than words. They are embedded in our work and form an integral part of our daily operations.

tags: casualwear, outdoor, sportswear, jeanswear, imagewear

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World's Most Ethical Companies 2009

From projectlabel.org (verified), May 27, 2009

Mission & Values

Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies ranking provides companies a chance to be recognized for their efforts in ethics and compliance. The winne...

in this article: pepsico, starbucks, nike, bmw, mcdonald's, dell, kellogg, toyota, general electric, ikea, american express, ...

Walmart Learns Green Supply Chain Lessons From Patagonia

From greenbiz.com (verified), May 9, 2010

Resource Management

Patagonia, a company often heralded as a green business pioneer, is helping the world's largest retailer to introduce sustainability to its massive supply chain.

in this article: patagonia

Patagonia Tells The True Story Of Your Clothing

From earth911.com (verified), November 4, 2009

Mission & Values, Community Impact, Worker Treatment

Patagonia apparel company has launched The Footprint Chronicles – a brutally honest description of its products’ journey. The interactive map allows customers to trace the production path from source materials to store shelves.

in this article: patagonia

Timberland Reduces GHG Emissions 36%

From environmentalleader.com (verified), April 8, 2010

Waste Management

The Timberland Company has reduced its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 36 percent in 2009 over its 2006 baseline from Timberland owned and operated facilities and employee air travel, according to the company’s quarterly CSR report. The footw...

in this article: timberland

Levi's, Outdoor Industry Join Forces For Product Footprint Tool

From greenbiz.com (verified), August 3, 2010

Mission & Values, Waste Management

The Eco Index, a project of the Outdoor Industry Association's (OIA) Eco Working Group, is being launched this week at the Outdoor Retailer trade show for beta testing by any company that's interested. It's intended for a range of prod...

in this article: levi strauss & co

REI Recycles Nearly 85% Of Waste, Emissions Up 11%

From environmentalleader.com (verified), September 9, 2009

Mission & Values, Waste Management, Resource Management

Despite its goal to become carbon-neutral by 2020, Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), a national retail cooperative, has increased its greenhouse gas emissions by 11 percent in 2008, according to its third annual stewardship report. Yet, the company ...

in this article: recreational equipment

BICEP Members

From projectlabel.org (verified), December 6, 2009

Mission & Values, Waste Management, Resource Management

BICEP's members believe that climate change will impact all sectors of the economy and that various business perspectives are needed to provide a full...

in this article: starbucks, nike, levi strauss & co, timberland, clif bar, gap, sun microsystems, symantec, stonyfield farm, seventh generation, ebay, ...

EarthTeam Environmental Network Receives Grant From REI Foundation To Connect Youth To Nature

From csrwire.com (verified), September 11, 2009

Community Impact, Resource Management

EarthTeam Environmental Network today announced a $14,000 grant provided by the REI Foundation, a private foundation supported by the national outdoor gear and apparel retailer Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI). The grant supports EarthTeam's E...

in this article: recreational equipment

2009 SB20: The World's Top Sustainable Stocks

From projectlabel.org (verified), July 3, 2009

Mission & Values, Resource Management

The purpose of the SB20 - the Sustainable Business 20 - is to showcase innovative, model companies that are leading us toward our ultimate goal of reaching a green economy.

in this article: ibm, timberland, philips, google, chipotle mexican grill, novo nordisk, herman miller, vestas, first solar, united natural foods, novozymes, ...

The Coca-Cola Company To Replace Landmark Outdoor Neon Sign At Historic Location In Downtown San Francisco

From foxbusiness.com (unverified), November 30, 2009

Resource Management, Mission & Values, Waste Management

In its place will be a state-of-the-art LED display that is consistent in size and brightness with the existing sign but 80% more energy efficient and is to be powered by 100% sustainable and certified "green" energy.

in this article: coca-cola