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REI Co-op and DHL Global Forwarding Partner for a More Sustainable Future

The milestones of a sustainable logistics story

REI Co-op is a specialty outdoor retailer and the largest consumer cooperative in the United States. The outdoor industry leader has put the planet first for 85 years and firmly believes in the power of cooperative action.

Staving off the worst impacts of climate change requires not just governmental policies, but collaboration between like-minded business leaders. In DHL Global Forwarding, REI found a like-minded logistics provider and partner who supports its ambitious climate agenda.

About REI Co-op

Specialty Outdoor Retail

REI Co-op’s industry

23 million members

Lifetime membership

81 U.S. locations

In 41 states and the District of Columbia

A Company With a Strong Sustainability Track Record and Goals

Since 2006

Start of REI’s active strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Since 2013

 REI stores and distribution centers ran on 100% renewable energy

Since 2020

Operations are climate-neutral

By 2030

Ambitious goal to reduce emissions by 55% from a 2019 baseline

A Long-Standing Partnership Focused on Sustainable Logistics

2011: Pioneering sustainable cargo transportation

REI chose DHL Global Forwarding because of our uniquely comprehensive expertise in sustainable logistics. The two companies partnered during the early development of DHL’s carbon reporting tools, including the first GoGreen dashboard. 

2018: Celebrating REI’s sustainability journey

REI’s sustainability journey was featured in Unlock the True Value of Your Supply Chain – a DHL whitepaper on how businesses can add value through sustainable supply chain management. The paper highlighted REI’s embrace of circular business models, which reduce waste, save customers money, and create new revenue streams. 

2022 and beyond: the next sustainability frontier

Since 2022, REI is also working with DHL Global Forwarding to leverage new sustainable fuels in pursuit of its climate targets. The co-op has used DHL GoGreen Plus since early 2022 to inset their full container load (FCL) ocean freight shipments through a switch to sustainable fuels.

What REI Co-op Has to Say

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