Outside Interactive, Inc. Releases First Corporate Impact Report
April 21, 2023
2022 report focuses on initiatives connected to the outdoor community, climate and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)
Boulder, Colorado – April 21, 2023 /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Outside Interactive, Inc., the world’s leading creator of active lifestyle content, services, events, and experiences, today released its first corporate impact reportfocused on initiatives related to sustainability, diversity, equity and inclusion. The 2022 report showcases work with non-profit partners in the outdoor community, sustainability achievements and progress in DEI-related initiatives. Highlights of the report include:
- Launch of Find Your Good non-profit fundraising platform
- Raised more than $165,000 for nonprofit partners
- Neutralized 20% of carbon emissions and will reach 100% carbon neutral by 2026
- Reduced intensity of carbon footprint by 4.14%
- Appointed first Head of Sustainability, signifying the company’s commitment to its environmental and social impact
- Diverted 4,478 outdoor items from landfills through Gear Up Give Back and Soles4Souls programs
- Joined Green Business Bureau and achieved Platinum status for Colorado headquarters.
“As a leader in the outdoor industry, we are dedicated to sustainability and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives,” said Kristin Hostetter, Outside’s Head of Sustainability. “We recognize this is just the beginning of our journey and that it will require ongoing discovery and never-ending hard work. We’re proud of the steps we’ve taken so far to operationalize our values, but we present this first annual report in the spirit of humility, hoping it will inspire us to learn, act, and evolve.”
In 2023, Outside is looking to further its initiatives in sustainability by working closely with vendors and partners to bring more renewable energy into its supply chain, create a supplier Code of Conduct to ensure that partners share Outside’s sustainability values and goals, and work on energy consumption at the local level by working with office facilities managers. Outside will also continue its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion by improving processes, programs, and content to foster inclusion and belonging both within the organization and the communities Outside serves.
“In sustainability and inclusivity, the work is never done,” said Robin Thurston, CEO of Outside. “ We will continue to work hard every day to get everyone outside and to do our part to create a healthier planet.”
Go here to read the full report.
Outside Interactive, Inc. is the premier destination for active lifestyle enthusiasts and home to leading brands in the endurance sports, outdoor, and healthy living spaces. Each month, Outside reaches 80 million of the most active consumers in the world across its 20+ media, digital, and technology platforms, creating an experience for both longtime adventurers and those just getting started. Outside’s mission is to get everyone outdoors, experiencing healthy, connected, and fulfilling lives. Outside’s membership offering, Outside+, bundles best-in-class storytelling, videos, gear reviews, mapping apps, online courses, discounted event access, magazines, and more. Learn more at OutsideInc.com.