SUSTAINABILITY

Adventure Forever

Climate change is the crisis of our time.

The impact to humanity and all life on earth will be devastating if we don’t take bold action. Here at NEMO, we accept our responsibility to dramatically reduce our carbon footprint and became Climate Neutral Certified in 2022, with the goal of reducing our emissions in half by 2030.

Climate change is the crisis of our time.

The impact to humanity and all life on earth will be devastating if we don’t take bold action. Here at NEMO, we accept our responsibility to dramatically reduce our carbon footprint and became Climate Neutral Certified in 2022, with the goal of reducing our emissions in half by 2030.

WE'RE HERE TO MAKE ADVENTURE POSSIBLE FOR Anyone. Anywhere. Forever.

People
The Planet

Achieving our mission depends on healthy people and a healthy planet. Adventures will only be possible for everyone if we can create an equitable relationship with the planet for all. We view all of our sustainability efforts through the lens of planet and people.

How We Make an Impact

Design & Innovation

We create products in ways that use fewer resources and produce less waste. We seek to reduce our environmental impact and create long-lasting, easily repairable items.

Explore our new Dagger OSMO and Hornet Elite OSMO tents or learn about NEMO’s Lifetime Warranty.

Responsible Sourcing

We leverage our brand and selling power to reduce impacts across our global value chain.

NEMO is a bluesign® system partner.

Carbon Accountability

We measure our emissions annually, reduce as much as possible, and take financial accountability for any that remain with strategic carbon credit purchases.

NEMO is working with Quantis to establish a carbon footprint baseline and set science-based reduction targets.

Advocacy for People & Planet

We use our brand platform to influence society and politics with the goal of reversing climate change. We promote social justice, diversity, and inclusivity.

Learn more on our Adventure Resources page.

Corporate Governance

We assume a moral and fiduciary responsibility to address climate change and social impacts with the financing, strategy, and oversight of the company.

NEMO’s office space is powered by 100% renewable energy.

Designed to Last, Not to Landfill

We take pride in building quality, durable gear that’s ready for years of adventures. But if you’re ready to upgrade to NEMO’s latest and greatest, then we’ll find your gently used gear a new home through our partnership with Trove.

Our Actions Over Time

Nemo past

The Nano OZ™ tent.

Highlights:

  • Upcycled manufacturing rejects and old samples into our Ditto™ product line, beginning in 2006

  • Prototyped the Nano OZ™ tent, made with recycled fabrics and bamboo tent poles, in 2008

  • Started producing only RDS (Responsible Down Standard) certified sleeping bags in 2017

  • Founding member of OIA Climate Action Corps, introduced in 2020

  • Removed 100K polybags from our shipping process through partnership with DAC, starting in 2020

  • Launched the Chipper™ closed-cell foam seat pad, made from reclaimed material, in 2021

  • Contracted Quantis sustainability consultants in 2021 to measure company’s carbon footprint for offsetting

Nemo past

Highlights:

  • Climate Neutral Certified company, offsetting all-scopes emissions

  • Measuring and reporting all carbon emissions for Climate Action Corps

  • Official bluesign® System Partner, held to high standards for managing impacts on people and the environment

  • Introduced proprietary OSMO™ tent fabrics, made from 100% recycled yarns and free of PFC and PFAS

  • Invested in two textile mills completing Clean by Design, an energy efficiency & emissions reduction program

  • Piloting Trove x REI recommerce partnership program to offer an easy way for customers to trade in their used gear and keep it out of the landfill

  • Switched to renewable resources to power our headquarters in Dover

Nemo past

Highlights:

  • Committed to cutting carbon intensity in half as part of achieving climate positive by 2030

  • Working to set science-based carbon reduction targets

  • Release products that meet the highest standards when it comes to waste, carbon emissions, and circularity

  • Eventually only produce products that meet the above standards

  • Pioneer new materials and manufacturing processes that allow us to achieve these ambitious goals

Past
Present
Future
Past

Highlights:

  • Upcycled manufacturing rejects and old samples into our Ditto™ product line, beginning in 2006

  • Prototyped the Nano OZ™ tent, made with recycled fabrics and bamboo tent poles, in 2008

  • Started producing only RDS (Responsible Down Standard) certified sleeping bags in 2017

  • Founding member of OIA Climate Action Corps, introduced in 2020

  • Removed 100K polybags from our shipping process through partnership with DAC, starting in 2020

  • Launched the Chipper™ closed-cell foam seat pad, made from reclaimed material, in 2021

  • Contracted Quantis sustainability consultants in 2021 to measure company’s carbon footprint for offsetting

Nemo in the past

The Nano OZ™ tent.

Present

Highlights:

  • Climate Neutral Certified company, offsetting all-scopes emissions

  • Measuring and reporting all carbon emissions for Climate Action Corps

  • Official bluesign® System Partner, held to high standards for managing impacts on people and the environment

  • Introduced proprietary OSMO™ tent fabrics, made from 100% recycled yarns and free of PFC and PFAS

  • Invested in two textile mills completing Clean by Design, an energy efficiency & emissions reduction program

  • Piloting Trove x REI recommerce partnership program to offer an easy way for customers to trade in their used gear and keep it out of the landfill

  • Switched to renewable resources to power our headquarters in Dover

Nemo in the past

Future

Highlights:

  • Committed to cutting carbon intensity in half as part of achieving climate positive by 2030

  • Working to set science-based carbon reduction targets

  • Release products that meet the highest standards when it comes to waste, carbon emissions, and circularity

  • Eventually only produce products that meet the above standards

  • Pioneer new materials and manufacturing processes that allow us to achieve these ambitious goals

Nemo in the past

Our Partners

Sustainability Log Book

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