United States

Patagonia is in business to save our home planet. Founded by Yvon Chouinard in 1973, Patagonia is an outdoor apparel company based in Ventura, California. As a certified B Corporation and a founding member of 1% for the Planet, the company is recognized internationally for its product quality and environmental activism, as well as its contributions of nearly $200 million to environmental organizations. Its unique ownership structure reflects that Earth is its only shareholder. Profits not reinvested back into the business are paid as dividends to protect the planet.

The scope of Patagonia’s Fair Labor Accreditation covers all Patagonia in-store products, including footwear.

Joined FLA: 2001

Fair Labor Accredited: 2008

The FLA provides us with expertise and cutting edge information on how we can improve our CSR practices so workers’ rights are protected. They have created a forum like no other where brands, factories, universities and NGOs can come together to discuss and tackle complex labor issues.