Mountain Equipment Co-op Assessment for Accreditation

The FLA Board of Directors voted to accredit Mountain Equipment Co-op’s labor compliance program in October 2013.

MEC is a member-owned retail cooperative headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. Since 1971, the company has served the Canadian outdoor gear market by selling outdoor equipment to its growing membership.

Values reflected in its charter of quality, integrity, cooperation, creativity, leadership, sustainability, stewardship, humanity, and adventure drive the organization’s direction and draw new customers to its membership.

In 1971, the co-op had six members; today, the co-op serves 3.9 million members in retail stores in Canada and globally via the internet. The company currently maintains 17 retail stores in Canada and employs 1,686 staff.