OIA's Audio Outdoorist
About This Show
Dig deep into the issues facing outdoor brands and retailers, from domestic vs. international manufacturing to brick-and-mortar vs. online commerce. Conversations with CEOs, VPs, supply chain reps, retail clerks, marketing gurus and an occasional celebrity outdoorist offer valuable insights and entertainment about the business of playing outdoors.
Most Recent Episode
Higg Index panel with leading outdoor brands
Dec 8 16
Why hasn’t your company adopted the Higg Index to evaluate your supply chain? Perhaps you’re not sure how to get buy-in from your executive team to invest in the tool. Maybe you think you lack the internal human and budgetary resources. Or you’re afraid the tool’s built-in score sharing could expose internal business practices to competitors or could reflect poorly on your brand. Or maybe you think the various tools you’ve been using to internally audit your supply chain are sufficient. The people you’re about to hear from faced these same questions and challenges before they began using the Higg. But they and their companies recognized the value and the imperative of an industry-wide, standardized tool for measuring and benchmarking corporate responsibility. They are among the early adopters and biggest proponents of the Higg Index. Over the next hour, they explain why. If this doesn’t convince you, consider this: For a limited time, Outdoor Industry Association is subsidizing the cost of registration for all OIA brand members under $500 million annual revenue. Contact us at email@example.com for details on how to sign up and be a part of the industry’s sustainable business movement. Episode guests: Ali Kenney, Senior Director of Global Supply Chain and Sustainability, Burton Greg Gausewitz, Product Sustainability Manager, REI Peter Haney, Manager of Stakeholder Engagement, Corp responsibility, Columbia Sportswear Ned Hutchinson, Senior Product Manager, Mountain Khakis Bernhard Kiehl, Leader of Fabrics Division Sustainability, Gore Tiffany Teaford, Commercialization Manager, Orvis