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VF Corp, owner of the Timberland and Vans brands, has become a signatory to the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action as part of its commitment to global climate advocacy and engagement.
In signing the charter, VF joins more than 40 fashion and apparel industry companies in the shared pursuit of net-zero emissions by 2050, among other specific targets. Under United Nations Climate Change, the Fashion Industry Charter was launched at the UN international climate negotiations (COP24) in Katowice, Poland, in December 2018.
“Prioritising environmental and social responsibility is foundational to who we are and how we operate at VF,” said Steve Rendle, Chairman, President and CEO, VF. “As one of the largest companies in our industry, we look forward to the opportunity to collaborate with our peers in the effort to pursue long-term, sustainable solutions to climate change.”
In 2015, Timberland said it achieved its goal to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 50% versus a 2006 baseline. Currently, 30% of the brand’s energy comes from renewable sources. Its leathers are also sourced from Leather Working Group audited tanneries.