Green Power Partnership
|Percentage Green Power||100.2%|
|Percent of Green Power Use Third-Party Certified (excluding On-site)||98%|
|Environmental Web Page|
REI is a leading national outdoor retailer 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 and participation in outdoor recreation through education, volunteerism, financial contributions, and a strong program of pursuing sustainable business operations. With more than 11,000 employees, REI operates more than 130 retail stores, two websites (REI.com and REI-Outlet.com), and two distribution centers. REI's primary motives for purchasing green power are to achieve both environmental and financial benefits by mitigating its carbon footprint, diversifying its energy portfolio, and minimizing dependence on fossil fuel. The company is committed to publicly reporting its progress against its company-wide environmental and social commitments and goals through its annual stewardship report, http://www.rei.com/stewardship.