PORTLAND, Ore. (Tuesday, December 17, 2019) — KEEN, Inc. (KEEN), the Portland, Oregon-based brand on a mission to create original and versatile products, improve lives, and inspire adventures outside, is proud to announce that their “Consciously Created” approach has been awarded the prestigious 2019 Supply & Demand Chain Executive (SDCE) Green Supply Chain award from Supply and Demand Chain Executive.
The Green Supply Chain Award recognizes companies making green or sustainability a core part of their supply chain strategy and are working to achieve measurable sustainability goals within their own operations and supply chains. The awards also recognize providers of supply chain solutions and services assisting their customers in achieving measurable sustainability goals.
“Over the past decade, we have been working tirelessly to analyze and improve KEEN’s supply chain and manufacturing processes to be more eco-friendly” says Chris Enlow, Corporate Responsibility Senior Director for KEEN Footwear. “On this journey to becoming more sustainable we are proud to say we only use PFC-Free water repellency, utilize pesticide-free naturally occurring probiotics in our footbeds, and source our leather from Leather Working Group-certified tanneries that use processes to reduce chemicals, energy usage, and water pollution.”
This year's 10th-annual award recognizes small, mid-size and large enterprises that leveraged green practices and solutions to further drive sustainable improvements in their supply chain.
“Every year our Green Supply Chain Award recipients demonstrate what is achievable in supply chain sustainability,” says John R. Yuva, editor for Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “It is clear that while sustainability is not a new concept, there is always more we can accomplish.”
“We extend our congratulations to this year’s award recipients and their commitment to green initiatives,” adds Yuva. “The entries serve as best-in-class examples for other companies to model and create value for their supply chains.”
Driven by a passion for life outside, KEEN is a values-led, independently owned brand from Portland, Oregon, that’s on a mission to create original and versatile products, improve lives, and inspire adventures outside. Founded in 2003, it launched a revolution in the footwear industry with the introduction of the Newport adventure sandal and has continued to launch disruptive products and establish new standards for performance, comfort, and design. As a family-owned company, KEEN has made doing good part of doing business since day one. By working with non-profit partners, consciously constructing its products, providing grant funding to grassroots organizations, and activating communities and individuals to protect the places where we work and play, KEEN puts its values in motion to leave the world a better place.