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Patagonia Inc

Patagonia wants to be in business for a good long time, and a healthy planet is necessary for a healthy business. We want to act responsibly, live within our means and leave behind not only a habitable planet, but an Earth whose beauty and biodiversity is protected for those who come after us. Through initiatives such as the Footprint Chronicles and Common Threads, as well as company environmental campaigns, Patagonia fulfills its mission to “build the best product, do no unnecessary harm and use business to inspire solutions to the environmental crisis.” The company designates one percent of sales each year to support grassroots environmental groups and projects, totaling more than $5 million in 2012 and over $55 million in cash and in kind donations since 1985. In addition, Patagonia uses transparency in its supply chain and day-to-day business practices to help reduce adverse social and environmental impacts on an industrial scale.

“Patagonia is proud to join colleagues in BICEP to advocate for meaningful energy and climate policies,” said Hans Cole, Patagonia’s Environmental Campaigns and Advocacy Manager. “Together, the companies in BICEP are communicating a critical message to the world: that fighting climate change is a business and economic opportunity. Most importantly, as David Brower said, ‘There’s no business to be done on a dead planet.’” Patagonia joined BICEP in 2013.