Letter From Jay

When American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) first embarked on the journey to share our commitment to corporate citizenship, we aimed to forge a path that balanced principles and profit. We quickly realized, though, that the world in which we live is at a critical point, demanding social responsibility and sustainable innovation.

Our customers and associates have asked us to be a leader of change – and we’re listening.

This CSR report showcases our passion for making a positive impact, and how we have chosen to invest in people and the planet. We’re honored to disclose our accomplishments, while recognizing the areas in which we might have missed the mark or need to improve.

We know that our decisions and investments can be transformational beyond the bottom line. We want consumers, investors and associates to be proud to wear our products, and be assured that we are doing our part to fulfill our commitment to them and the world in which we live.

We learn more each day about how our world is changing and endeavor to ensure our business positively impacts people and the environment. Thank you for joining us as we look to the future and work to build a legacy that will support generations to come.



Jay Schottenstein
CEO and Executive Chairman of the Board
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.

An integral component of our company culture is driving positive change without compromising who we are; an authentic brand that our customers and associates can understand and are proud to support. Driven by our uniqueness and desire for real, meaningful progress, we’ve focused our CSR activities on four key areas:

  1. Environment
    Youth empowerment and education
  2. Young women’s health
  3. Advancing equality