Environmental & Social Responsibility
Patagonia's Mission Statement
Our values reflect those of a business started by a band of climbers and surfers, and the minimalist style they promoted. The approach we take towards product design demonstrates a bias for simplicity and utility. Our mission is to build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.
Worn Wear®: Better Than New
We’re on a mission to change people’s relationship with their stuff. Worn Wear keeps your Patagonia® gear in motion longer—through repair and repurposing—and provides recycling options when repair is no longer viable.
Environmental Grants and Support
Patagonia pledges at least one percent of sales or 10 percent of pre-tax profits – whichever is more to environmental groups. We give at the grassroots level to innovative groups overlooked or rejected by other corporate donors. We fund activists who take radical and strategic steps to protect habitat, wilderness and biodiversity. We have given more than $58 million to more than 1,000 organizations since our grants program began.
What We Do
The Activist Company
The environmental crisis has reached a critical tipping point. Without commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, defend clean water and air, and divest from dirty technologies, humankind as a whole will destroy our planet’s ability to repair itself. At Patagonia, the protection and preservation of the environment isn’t what we do after hours. It’s part of our everyday work.
The quality of Patagonia depends, to a large degree, on whether we can reduce our impact on the environment. This means auditing the materials and methods we use to make our products, taking responsibility for the entire lifecycle of our products and examining how we use resources at our buildings and facilities.
Supply Chain: The Footprint Chronicles®
Our goal is to reduce the adverse social and environmental impacts of our products and to make sure they are produced under safe, fair, legal and humane working conditions throughout the supply chain.