As a brand, we commit to taking a stance on our beliefs. Do Right is the phrase we use to call out that challenge. Have we done right by our materials choices? Have we done right by our teams: in our supply chain, our stores and on our design floor? Have we done right by our neighbours, the cities in which we work and in all wild spaces?
We believe that Arc’teryx can be a force for positive change. We create this change not only by improving the practices in our core operations, but by supporting projects and partners that align with our values.
We believe the path towards a better self begins in nature – outside of our doors and ourselves. To achieve this, we must allow ourselves to be guided by the external. By the cycle of the seasons. The reliability of the elements. In an increasingly connected world, we must redefine, reclaim and nurture our fundamental connection to nature. Slow down and find awe in the everyday.
But Outer Peace doesn’t have to mean the same for everyone. In fact, it shouldn’t. Outer Peace can be basking in the warmth of a sun’s ray in your local park. It can be carving first tracks on a powder day. Or, reaching the peak of a challenging climb. Only we define our joy.
Outer Peace is our long-term commitment to developing focused initiatives and deep partnerships. To provide space and opportunities for those who have been traditionally marginalized to access and experience the power of nature. To achieve this, we seek to remove barriers. To generate community discussion and action. To deepen understanding of nature’s transformational and restorative power through prominent voices from the science and sports communities.
We have committed $1 million in 2021 to support our partners in their work to open the door to nature and protect it. The Outer Peace Grant Program is designed to support applicants in local, grassroots organizations. Human-centred partners that are working to remove barriers and protect nature, addressing needs in their community. Who listen deeply. Who act altruistically in support of others.
Community Grant Program applications open Feb 1-28, 2021. Learn More.
We believe that local communities best understand their own unique needs. The Outer Peace Grant Program is designed to support this belief and communities around the world. To help leaders of projects that align with our mission to protect nature and remove barriers for people who have been traditionally excluded. If this sounds like you, please contact us.
Our stores are committed to gathering their community. Beyond the Outer Peace Community Grant Program, our stores offer their space for groups to host events and support fundraisers. Staff are supported to volunteer during work hours. If your work aligns with our values and focus, we invite you to contact your local brand store to explore how we might partner.
Through our stores we can connect with communities and concentrate our efforts on taking important local action. For challenges that are national and global in scale and require a connected approach as part of their solution, we build strategic partnerships with organizations aligned with our values and commitments. For example, those taking action to remove barriers, protect nature and open the door to Outer Peace for everyone. If you have a relevant project, campaign or idea, let’s chat.
Connection with nature and with others. Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. Community. Our guests, employees and athletes
Unplugging and living in the present. Building gear that lasts. Working together for a sustainable future. Access to nature as a human right.
We’re committed to supporting the things we value and believe in. Discover more.
Joining forces lends our voice and influence to organizations with shared values. We are active members of The Conservation Alliance and The European Outdoor Conservation Association. Both organizations use membership dues to award grants that protect land for present and future generations.
Each year, we have an opportunity to nominate projects for support. If you have a project that meets the funding criteria for The Conservation Alliance or The European Outdoor Conservation Association grant programs and you require a nomination, please reach out to us.
While we strive to provide donation and sponsorship support to as many organizations as possible, we receive many requests every day and are unable to fulfill them all. For that reason, we choose to focus on opportunities that are aligned with our ‘Do Right’ values in the following categories:
Athlete: We are proud of our global community of world class athletes and guides. While there is no formal application process to join our athletic team, we do occasionally provide in-kind donations to exceptional athletes pursuing our core sports.
Film & Photography: We are fortunate to be surrounded by a strong creative community. As such, we usually focus our support on existing partners; however, we are interested in learning about new film partnership opportunities that are aligned with our creative vision.
Media: We are interested in learning more about media partnership opportunities and may offer discounted or in-kind product donations to people or organizations who are telling stories that align with our values.
For media requests use the form below and select “Media” as the subject. Please note that due to demand, we are unable to respond to every request.
Fundamentally, Arc'teryx is here for the long-term. By doing right, we are working toward that goal. Join forces with us.