Doing the right thing is the framework for our operational foundation. Through our business practices we are committing to driving positive change for people and the planet.
100% Climate Neutral Certified
In our commitment to being good stewards of the mountain life and protecting the places we play, we are proud to announce that we have completely offset our carbon footprint for 2020, with a plan to reduce and offset our footprint in all future years to come.
Through our partnership with Climate Neutral, we measured our carbon emissions and have committed to taking steps to reduce our impact on the planet. This means we are intentional about the materials we choose, the shipping decisions we make and the packaging we use. And for the impact we can’t eliminate, we are offsetting by investing in Burnt Mountain Natural Area, a 5,408 acre forest conservation project in Vermont, managed by The Nature Conservancy.
Our investment will go directly towards moving 5,408 acres into a Forever Wild easement that can never be developed, logged or extracted of its natural resources, in turn creating an 11,000-acre block of wildland that will become Vermont’s largest carbon project. This intact, healthy forest cleans air, removes pollutants, improves water quality and slows the pace of climate change by storing carbon – providing a benefit equal to removing 38,000 cars from the road. While it isn’t a solution for the impact of our global economy, for us, it’s about owning our footprint and taking action today to do the right thing.
We’re proud to partner with The Renewal Workshop to reduce waste and restore value to distressed Stio products. The Renewal Workshop is the leading provider of circular solutions for apparel and textile brands, offering ways to maximize the lifetime value of products. In our commitment to stewardship, this partnership is an important step in reducing our footprint by recycling and restoring apparel to new again.
Outside Is For Everyone
We think that outside is the best side and that you can’t improve on nature. It’s good for mind, body and soul, and it’s our responsibility to help enable access for all people, regardless of race, gender, beliefs, background or ability. We strive for inclusion at Stio, as well as locally and nationally. We believe change starts in our own community first, which is why we have partnered with Coombs Outdoors, a non-profit in our home of Jackson, Wyoming that provides outdoor recreational programming to children of families who do not have access to the same opportunities as their peers. Through our partnership we will provide apparel for 250 participants and strengthen our community through mentoring, internship programs and storytelling.