Columbia Sportswear Company scores 35 out of 100 points in this ranking (up from 8.1 in 2017) and is well on its way towards cotton sustainability.
Columbia Sportswear Company does not have policies in place to address the environmental and social issues in cotton cultivation. Issues regarding water use, pesticide use and biodiversity in cotton cultivation remain unaddressed as do labour and human rights violations. However, one of its brands prAna, sources only organic cotton.
At group level Columbia Sportswear Company does not publish any information about volumes of sustainable cotton sourced, either in percentage or absolute terms. However, one of its brands, prAna, sources 100% organic cotton.
Columbia Sportswear Company reports all of its finished goods manufacturers but does not provide information on its fabric and yarn suppliers; nor does it publish information on the absolute volume and origin of the cotton used in its products.