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WE BELIEVE REAL RESPONSIBILITY STARTS LOCALLY
Since the birth of SHED RAIN in 1947, we’ve taken our responsibility to our customers seriously. Building trust. Building reliability. SHED RAIN is a company you can count on.
In taking care of our customers and partners, though, we recognize that best practices reach far beyond great product and relationships. We understand that it’s a holistic approach to social impact that brings the greatest change.
Environmentally, philanthropically, ethically, and economically; we take a full-forced approach in all areas. People matter to us, here, and taking care of people, means taking our Corporate Responsibility seriously.
"RESPONSIBILITY MEANS CONTINUOUS LEARNING & IMPROVEMENT.
THAT'S THE SHED RAIN WAY."
1 ~ Investing in people
One of the most valuable ways to support a bright future in our community is by investing in local schools and youth programs.
We're a three-generation, family-owned company, so we understand the importance of investing in children and families.
This is one reason why we love supporting Portland Public Schools wherever we can. We have built close ties with Grant High School in NE Portland, and have donated custom Grant – Go Generals! – umbrellas for families to stay comfortable on the sidelines while their kids learn valuable life skills and develop long-standing relationships.
What better way to support people than through our local school system.
FAIR TREATMENT OF OUR OWN
Setting an example starts from within our walls. The fair treatment of all our employees, suppliers, and customers is mandatory. No questions asked. PEOPLE are our PRIORITY. From our commitment to creating safe working environments, all the way to ensuring that our supply chain is following all international labor standards and laws, it is our duty to our people to demonstrate that they always come first.
2 ~ Responsible business means thinking of our planet.
How do we do that on a day-to-day basis?
Our business quite literally depends on climate so it's in our best interest economically and environmentally to improve every step in our supply chain. Not to mention, it's just the right thing to do.
RESPONSIBLE PRODUCT MATERIAL CHOICES
We put thought into every decision we make with our teams across the globe that impact waste, product life cycles, and re-use. We're transitoning many products to recycled-plastic-bottle canopies in the next year. We use water-based dyes and inks; the water gets re-used and not put back into wastewater. We don't make throw away products. We're in the business of products that last. The real sustainability.
LESS AIR-FREIGHT SHIPPING
We minimize (almost to zero) the amount we need to airfreight items across the world for testing and sampling. This reduces our reliance on high carbon emissions in transport.
We're transitioning to compostable mailers for all of our brands and where we have larger products, we're using FSC-certified recycled fiberboard to ship products to consumers.