KEEN Cares #1: What Does it Mean to be a Good Corporate Citizen in 2013?

Photo by Ben Canales, Oregon Wild

2013 has been a year for celebrating at KEEN. As we turn 10 years old, we reflect on what this milestone represents for us: 10 years of hybrid innovation, 10 years of play and 10 years of giving back to our wild places.

From our humble beginnings in Alameda, CA to our new 50,000-square-foot home in the Pearl District of Portland, OR, conserving our natural resources and providing access to play – which we take full advantage of, and often – have always been top priorities.

“Caring has been central to KEEN’s DNA from day one,” says Chris Enlow, our Hybrid.Care & CSR Manager. “We made a promise to turn our ideals into action and put the interests of our fans and employees first – be it by restoring and protecting places to play, responding to victims of natural disasters or simply by helping to reduce waste.”

Photo by Miguel Samper, Mercy Corps

We’ve been honored over the years to have the opportunity to take our passion for the outdoors and our HybridLife philosophy of “create, play, care,” and apply them to our work with fans and partners. Together we have helped make a difference in our community and the world around us.

So here’s to you. We thank you for helping us make good on our promise and we look forward to seeing what we can accomplish, with your help, over the next 10 years.

Photo by Kevin Colburn, American Whitewater