Global Tourism Business Award Finalist
Running our company in a manner that is socially and environmentally responsible is core to REI’s purpose – we want to ensure that the next generation has the opportunity to connect to the natural world in the same manner that we have. REI is truly a leader in sustainability, conservation and environmental stewardship. Our commitment to these ethics runs deep in our heritage and carries throughout all of our business practices.
Tourism is one of the common threads that bond a diverse collection peoples and cultures. It allows individuals from many different walks of life to experience the exceptional variety of global treasures here on planet earth, to learn about new cultures and natural wonders. Tourism stirs and instills a desire to become involved and to help preserve these global treasures.
By physically working to maintain the trails our travelers use, educating our guests and our travel partners in sustainable tourism practices, by investing in green practices and joining forces with like-minded organizations we are investing in the sustainability of the tourism industry and setting a new standard for corporate social responsibility in the business of travel.
In addition the bio gas project we are funding in Nepal directly and positively impacts the lives of local people. Not only does it have the ability to improve their everyday lives and their local environment but the project also educates and engages them in the power of sustainability and the environmental benefits it affords to them on a personal level and for future generations.