Vancouver â€“ Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) is pleased to announce that Amy Roberts has joined the outdoor retailer as its new Social Compliance Manager. Roberts comes to MEC from the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), a U.S. trade organization, where she was instrumental in advancing the outdoor industry's activities in the area of social and environmental responsibility.
â€œOur members rightly expect MEC to ensure our products are made in accordance with MEC's values,â€ said Senior Manager of Production Naomi Ozaki. â€œEthical sourcing is a cornerstone of MEC's business success and a key business consideration in how MEC delivers products to our members. We are excited to have an individual of Amy Robert's caliber lead MEC's social compliance portfolio.â€
Roberts will be responsible for continuing to evolve MEC's progressive approach to ethical sourcing. Among other activities, her work will include leading compliance and social responsibility initiatives to engage manufacturers, employees, members and industry peers with MEC's ethical sourcing policies, standards and programs.
Mountain Equipment Co-op is Canada's leading retailer of clothing, gear, and services for active lifestyles, including climbing, hiking, cycling, running, camping, paddlesports, yoga and fitness. MEC has more than three million members throughout Canada, whom it serves through 15 destination stores in six provinces as well as mec.ca. Widely recognized for its commitment to sustainability, MEC is a member of 1% For The Planet and supports various outdoor recreation and environmental initiatives through its community grants program. Anyone can join MEC and become part-owner in the Co-op, by purchasing a $5 lifetime individual membership. More information about MEC is available at www.mec.ca.