As part of its overall commitment to sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR), in 2007 Timberland set a number of aggressive performance targets with the goal of achieving them by 2015. Today, the VF Corp.-owned brand has announced that as of year-end 2013, due to persistent efforts to reduce its environmental impact, the brand has already hit two critical goals. Specifically, Timberland has reduced its GHG emissions by 50 percent, almost two years ahead of schedule, and 26 percent of its energy is now derived from renewable sources.
“Timberland’s emission reductions and steadfast commitment to the use of renewable energy are truly impressive,” says Anne Kelly, director of Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy at Ceres. “The company has long been a pioneer both in CSR and in standing up for meaningful federal policy action. Today’s achievements underscore Timberland’s well-earned reputation for sustainability leadership.” Patrik Frisk, coalition president, Outdoor Americas for VF Corporation and president of Timberland, echoes these sentiments but is quick to note that the company’s work is far from done: “As part of Timberland’s ongoing mission to create sustainable impacts across our business, our environment and the communities we call home, we’re always focused on continuous improvement.”