Patagonia Europe SAS
When did you join EOCA? Patagonia joined EOCA from its beginning, in 2006.
Why our company is involved with EOCA? Patagonia's mission statement is: build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to implement solutions to the environmental crisis.
Since 1985, Patagonia has pledged 1% of sales to the preservation and restoration of the natural environment. We've awarded over $55 million in cash and in-kind donations to domestic and international grassroots environmental groups making a difference in their local communities. In 2002, founder of Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard, and Craig Mathews, owner of Blue Ribbon Flies, created a non-profit corporation to encourage other businesses to do the same.
In 1989, Patagonia co-founded The Conservation Alliance, to encourage other companies in the outdoor industry to give money to environmental organizations and to become more involved in environmental work. When the equivalent of the Conservation Alliance was built in Europe, it was obvious for Patagonia to be a member.
What else do we do to support conservation?We dedicate 1% of our sales to environmental protection, through our Patagonia Environmental Grants Program, through the Word Trout Initiative, our Internship program, the Tools for Grassroots activists conference. More details on patagonia.com
If you are an individual who loves the great outdoors and would like to support our projects, please click the donate button below.
We’re delighted to have been supported by the European Outdoor Conservation Association, who have been
an excellent partner and whose support has enabled us to divert more much-needed funds into local projects.
Dr Matthias Hammer, Biosphere Expeditions