We support our employees, customers, and communities around the world
in their efforts to leave the world better than they found it.
Every Columbia Sportswear Company employee is awarded 16 paid volunteer hours per year, for volunteer activities. Additionally, our corporate matching program allows us to match our employee's investments in their communities, up to $1,000/year per employee. Our volunteer and community investment policies empower employees to provide meaningful support to their communities.
Women represent the majority of Columbia Sportswear’s finished good factory workforce and we’re committed to finding ways to empower them to improve their lives. Ten years ago, we began a partnership with Business for Social Responsibility to implement HERproject™ training in our factories around the world. A multifaceted educational program, HERproject™ provides training in women’s health, financial literacy, and gender equality. We’ve implemented HERproject™ at our finished goods suppliers in Vietnam, India, China, and Bangladesh, with more programs to come. To date, we’ve helped 30,000 women unlock their full potential.
SOREL is proud to support Self Enhancement, Inc (SEI) a local charity based in Portland, Oregon. SEI is dedicated to guiding underserved youth to realize their full potential. Working with schools, families, and partner community organizations, SEI provides support, guidance, and opportunities to achieve personal and academic success. SEI brings hope to individual young people and enhances the quality of community life.​

PRODUCT DONATIONS | SOREL donates product to support a variety of good causes including partnering with Dress For Success, a not-for-profit organization for over 10 years, to support their mission of empowering women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. In addition to this SOREL also supports Project Lemonade, Two Ten and World Vision.

Matching employee donations up to $1,000 annually, through our parent company Columbia Sportswear Company, when an employee chooses to make a donation to 501[c]3 non-profits focused on addressing racial and social justice.
Our parent company, Columbia Sportswear Company, is dedicated to supporting disaster relief efforts around the world where we operate and sell products. We work with reputable nonprofit organizations such as OXFAM, UNICEF, Mercy Corps, and American Red Cross to disburse monetary and product donations where most needed.