How We Affect Our World

Giving back is in our DNA. Since our inception over 14 years ago, our social and environmental impact has been the guiding force in how we do business.

Our Commitment

We are a dynamic organization, one that evolves in sync with both people and planet. Progressing with a sense of ownership over our impact means we lead by example and contribute beyond what is asked of us. Whether it is providing disaster relief, striving for climate neutrality, or donating to communities in need – we've made it our mission to define success not solely by profit, but by the impact we create on the world and its people.

Empower Human Potential

As we grow and evolve, so does our drive to empower human potential. We’re working to expand our impact from equipping communities with a reliable source of power to helping make the industries we are a part of more inclusive to all.

Read our 2021 Impact Report

Community Empowerment

Goal Zero was born from a belief that a lack of resources should never limit human potential. Each year we commit to putting a portion of our profits towards funding projects around the world, from Navajo Nation right in our own backyard to providing relief to people impacted by natural disasters. Our goal is to work with communities to learn about their most critical needs and provide a sustainable source of power to promote their success.

Disaster Relief

For more than a decade we have responded to natural disasters directly with product donations and employee volunteers, as well as partnered with disaster relief organizations to offer discounts to those impacted by long-term power outages.

Community Advocacy

We acknowledge the lack of diversity across race, ethnicity, and gender in the outdoor recreation and tech industries. Moving forward, we’re expanding our impact program to partner with organizations dedicated to enabling access for underrepresented communities in outdoor recreation and increasing youth participation and education in STEM fields.

Labor & Human Rights

We require all our factories to comply with a list of standards around labor and living conditions; health and safety; wage and benefits; and juvenile worker protections. We hire a third party to perform audits and ensure compliance. If factories don’t comply, we work with them to fix it. If they don’t implement the necessary changes, we’ll find a new manufacturing partner.

Tread Lighter, Play Longer

Think enduring, act now: that's how we approach our commitment to achieve a more sustainable way of doing business. We begin by examining each facet of our operations, zeroing in on what's immediately possible, and building on these changes every year.

Climate Action

We offset 100% of carbon emissions generated through our shipping operations, purchase 100% renewable electricity for use at our corporate headquarters, and are reducing the amount of virgin material used in our packaging

Product Lifecycle

For years we’ve worked to refurbish and recycle as much product that returns to our warehouse as possible. This means re-purposing lightly used products for resale whenever we can and recycling key components when we can’t. We continue with the commitment to expand our sustainability efforts beyond these best practices.

Corporate Headquarters

At Goal Zero we strive to be forward-thinking and environmentally responsible. We continue working with partners across all inbound and outbound shipping operations to mitigate the environmental effect and measure the carbon emissions generated by transporting Goal Zero products from manufacturers to our warehouse and from our warehouse to our customers.

2021 Impact Report

A year ago, we published our first annual Impact Report highlighting the social and environmental efforts we supported throughout 2020. More importantly, we released this report to reaffirm our commitment to make a positive impact on the world - to both hold ourselves accountable for doing good and inspire ourselves and others to do more. We are excited to publish our second annual impact report.

Read our 2021 impact report