Eddie Bauer Partners with Source 44 on Broad-Based Sustainability Initiative

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Source 44 LLC, the nation’s first and only provider of supply chain sustainability Footprint Data Sheet (FDS)™ subscription services, has announced the signing of an exclusive multi-year service agreement with Eddie Bauer LLC.

Source 44 LLC, the nation’s first and only provider of supply chain sustainability Footprint Data Sheet (FDS)™ subscription services, has announced the signing of an exclusive multi-year service agreement with Eddie Bauer LLC. Under the agreement Source 44 will partner with Eddie Bauer to launch a company-wide initiative to quantify carbon footprint and waste generation and identify areas for reduction. The scope includes creating and sustaining Eddie Bauer’s library of carbon footprint data sheets and helping to identify opportunities to further enhance their carbon footprint reduction efforts.

Freya Brier, Senior Vice President of Eddie Bauer, said, “Eddie Bauer and Source 44 are pleased to announce their partnership to quantify and evaluate reductions to Eddie Bauer’s carbon footprint. Eddie Bauer, with Source 44’s assistance, will examine energy consumption, water usage and waste/recycling, all which will be encompassed in the Eddie Bauer sustainability chain.”

Jess Kraus, President and CEO of Source 44, echoed Ms. Brier’s sentiments. “Eddie Bauer has historically teamed up with the best mountain guides in the world to build the best gear in the world,” said Mr. Kraus. “Repeating history, Eddie Bauer has now teamed up with Source 44 to leverage our industry-leading expertise in improving supply chain sustainability, developing a world class sustainability strategy plan, and ultimately helping to further lower Eddie Bauer’s Greenhouse Gas emissions.

“I’m excited to establish this partnership with Eddie Bauer and look forward to working with Freya and her Green Team to make a positive impact on the company’s Sustainability initiatives,” Mr. Kraus said.

About Source 44

Source 44 is the first and only provider of supply chain sustainability Footprint Data Sheets (FDS)™ for common raw materials and finished products used by retailers, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and other businesses. The company's sustainability subscription services – data management, strategic planning, and program management – enable its clients to fully leverage their business operations in a competitive manner while maintaining brand loyalty in this competitive global market.

About Eddie Bauer

Established in 1920 in Seattle, Eddie Bauer is a specialty retailer that sells sportswear, outerwear, gear and accessories for the active outdoor lifestyle. The Eddie Bauer brand is a nationally recognized brand that stands for high quality, innovation, style and customer service. Eddie Bauer products are available at approximately 359 stores throughout the United States and Canada, through catalog sales and online at eddiebauer.com.

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Source 44
Lauren Gambaccini, Marketing Communications Director
marketing(at)source-44(dot)com
877. 916. MFDS (6337)

Eddie Bauer
Kekst and Company
Wendi Kopsick
212. 521. 4867

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