The OIA encourages its members to be responsible when it comes to sustainability and conservation.

We are members of the European Outdoor Group, so OIA members can follow the links below for further information on these topics and get involved where possible.

European Outdoor Group

The European Outdoor Group (EOG) works in support of the outdoor sector in the areas of CSR and sustainability.

For many years, our industry has been proactive in its attitude to such issues and that is reflected in the approach of the EOG.

Activities and initiatives relating to CSR and sustainability form a core part of the EOG’s programme and the organisation continues to invest significant resources into them.

On the EOG Responsibility website, you will find a huge variety of resources and advice on topics, such as:

EOCA - Conservation

Designed to harness the power of the outdoor industry and to raise money to donate to grass roots conservation groups, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is a not-for-profit initiative from the European outdoor industry and is funded by membership and other fundraising activities within the outdoor industry. 100% of membership fees go to the support of projects and membership is open to anyone that can demonstrate an involvement in the European outdoor industry.

Stephen Newlands
Managing Director, AMG Group

The industry is not just about the big guys, we need to represent the rank and file of our industry because the independent retailer is absolutely essential for the survival of our business.