SUSTAINABILITY

Adventure Forever™

Climate change is the crisis of our time.

We accept our responsibility to dramatically reduce our carbon footprint, and have committed to cutting our emissions intensity in half by 2030.

Climate change is the crisis of our time.

We accept our responsibility to dramatically reduce our carbon footprint, and have committed to cutting our emissions intensity 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 strive to create products in ways that use fewer resources, produce less waste, and stay in use longer. We prioritize quality, repairability, and recyclability to keep our gear out of the landfill.

Explore our OSMO™ backpacking tents or learn about NEMO’s Endless Promise® Collection.

Responsible Sourcing

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

NEMO is a bluesign® system partner and designed the first bluesign® certified sleeping pad on the market, Flyer™.

Carbon Accountability

We measure our emissions annually to track our progress against our goal to cut our emissions intensity in half by 2030. Two years in, we've realized a 22% reduction; read more in our Annual Sustainability Report.

NEMO is a member of the Science Based Targets Initiative.

Read this year's Sustainability Report here.

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.

This is our endless promise®

A collection of fully recyclable products is the first step in our journey to keep NEMO gear out of the trash and on the trail.

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

  • Worked with leading sustainability experts Quantis to complete our carbon footprint baseline and set reduction targets

Nemo past

Highlights:

  • Took the first step toward keeping NEMO gear out of the landfill with the launch of our Endless Promise™ Collection

  • Transparently sharing our efforts and progress through our Annual Sustainability Report

  • Added proprietary OSMO™ tent fabrics — made from PFAS-free, 100% recycled yarns — to all backpacking tents

  • Official bluesign® system partner, committed to bringing new bluesign® products to market like Flyer™

  • Sponsored one of our textile mills to complete Clean by Design, an 18-month 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

  • Taking action and making faster progress with groups like the OIA Climate Action Corps and the Science Based Targets Initiative

  • Switched our headquarters in Dover to renewable energy for daily operations

Nemo past

Highlights:

  • Cut our emissions intensity in half by 2030. (As of 2022, we’re 22% of the way there.)

  • Work to meet our goals around PFAS, packaging, and more — as outlined in our Annual Sustainability Report

  • Build our Adventure Resources program to get more people outside, regardless of race, gender, socioeconomic status, or other barriers to entry

  • Invest in renewable energy in our supply chain to reduce our emissions

  • Expand our Endless Promise™ Collection to include more products and categories

  • Create even more bluesign® products

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

  • Worked with leading sustainability experts Quantis to complete our carbon footprint baseline and set reduction targets

Nemo in the past

The Nano OZ™ tent.

Present

Highlights:

  • Took the first step toward keeping NEMO gear out of the landfill with the launch of our Endless Promise™ Collection

  • Transparently sharing our efforts and progress through our Annual Sustainability Report

  • Added proprietary OSMO™ tent fabrics — made from PFAS-free, 100% recycled yarns — to all backpacking tents

  • Official bluesign® system partner, committed to bringing new bluesign® products to market like Flyer™

  • Sponsored one of our textile mills to complete Clean by Design, an 18-month 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

  • Taking action and making faster progress with groups like the OIA Climate Action Corps and the Science Based Targets Initiative

  • Switched our headquarters in Dover to renewable energy for daily operations

Nemo in the past

Future

Highlights:

  • Cut our emissions intensity in half by 2030. (As of 2022, we’re 22% of the way there.)

  • Work to meet our goals around PFAS, packaging, and more — as outlined in our Annual Sustainability Report

  • Build our Adventure Resources program to get more people outside, regardless of race, gender, socioeconomic status, or other barriers to entry

  • Invest in renewable energy in our supply chain to reduce our emissions

  • Expand our Endless Promise™ Collection to include more products and categories

  • Create even more bluesign® products

Nemo in the past

Our Partners

Sustainability Log Book

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OSMO™: A No-Compromise Approach to Fabric Performance & Sustainability

Learn more about our proprietary, 100% recycled tent fabric that resists water 4x longer and stretches 3x less when wet.

A group of tents lit up under the stars.

Vote to Protect the Outdoors

As recreationists and adventurers, it's crucial to know the candidates most likely to protect our public lands and address a changing climate. Use this blog as a checklist to prepare!

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Meet Our Director of Sustainability

Theresa McKenney has worked at NEMO for 6+ years and is now the champion behind NEMO's company-wide sustainability efforts.