As outdoor leaders begin to speak out against racial injustice in the United States—once again brought to light by the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis—SNEWS is collecting their statements in one place.

Our list currently includes the following voices: Access Fund, American Alpine Club, American Hiking Society, Arc'teryx, Backcountry, Brown Girls Climb, BUFF, Camber Outdoors, Clif Bar, Columbia, Climbing Wall Association, Cotopaxi, Eddie Bauer, Granite Gear, HOKA ONE ONE, Ibex, JAM Collective, Kaya, Machines for Freedom, Mammut, Merrell, Moosejaw, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Mountain Hardwear, Organic Climbing, Orvis, Osprey, Outdoor Afro, Outdoor Industry Association, Outdoor Research, Outside PR, Pactimo, Parks Project, Patagonia, Peak Design, prAna, Press Forward PR, Rapha, REI, She Explores, Smartwool, Snowsports Industries America, Tension Climbing, The North Face, Thousand, Timberland, Title Nine, Tracksmith, Vasque, and Velocio Apparel. Links to their words have been organized alphabetically below.

[Editors' note: We acknowledge that, while some of these statements contain promises of action, not all of them do so. As Color Outside founder Nailah Blades has written, "It's not enough to say the right words in a social post if you're not also doing the work internally as a company." We encourage everyone to keep that in mind.]

If you know of any companies or organizations that have been left out, please email Andrew Weaver at

Access Fund

American Alpine Club

American Hiking Society



Brown Girls Climb


Camber Outdoors

Clif Bar

Climbing Wall Association



Eddie Bauer

Granite Gear



JAM Collective


Kaya has released a statement on its website.

Machines for Freedom



Merrell also released a follow-up statement laying out a plan for action.


Mountain Equipment Co-op

Mountain Hardwear

Mountain Hardwear has released a set of principles for supporting "change from within" here.

Organic Climbing



Outdoor Afro

Outdoor Industry Association

OIA has outlined concrete steps it will take here.

Outdoor Research

Outside PR


Parks Project


Peak Design

Peak Design has released a full campaign called Say Something Give Anything. Details can be found here.


Press Forward PR



She Explores


Snowsports Industries America

SIA released an anti-racism statement on its website.

Tension Climbing

The North Face



Title Nine



Velocio Apparel 



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