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STRATHAM, N.H., April 27, 2016 – As a global outdoor lifestyle brand, Timberland has always been driven by a commitment to innovate and operate in an accountable and responsible manner – in terms of its products, the outdoors and the communities around the globe where it operates. As part of this commitment, the company today announced the establishment of rigorous environmental standards – Timberland Environmental Product Standards (TEPS) – across all Timberland product categories. The company also unveiled its 2015 CSR results, as well as new five-year performance targets against its core CSR pillars – product, outdoors and community.
“Building on the legacy of our Earthkeepers® collection, we’re taking our commitment to making products responsibly to new heights,” said Stewart Whitney, president of Timberland. “With TEPS, we are setting environmental targets for all product categories, not just one collection. With this increased focus, we aim to reduce the environmental impact of virtually every product we make -- across footwear, apparel and accessories. Over time, as our business continues to grow, this has the power to make a big difference.”
Setting bold commitments for the future
Beyond product, Timberland has also set aggressive targets against its community and outdoor pillars. Highlights of the brand’s bold goals for 2020, which are outlined in their entirety on the brand’s newly updated Responsibility website, include:
2020 Product Goals:
2020 Outdoors Goals:
2020 Community Goals:
“At Timberland, we hold ourselves accountable for what goes into our products as well as how they’re made, and we’re constantly seeking innovative solutions to reduce their environmental impact,” said Colleen Vien, sustainability director for Timberland. “But it doesn’t stop with products. As an outdoor brand, we’ve always been willing to put a stake in the ground and push ourselves to protect and preserve the outdoors. We owe it to ourselves, to our consumers and to our planet.”
2015: A Year Marked by Progress (and a few challenges)
While setting commitments for the next five years, Timberland addressed some challenges and shared the company’s 2015 CSR performance results. The data is a powerful demonstration of the brand’s continued commitment to sustainability against its three key pillars of product, outdoors and community.
Data related to 2015 greenhouse gas emissions and renewable energy usage is being compiled and will be released with Timberland’s Q2 CSR Report.
To share how Timberland is constantly working to be a more responsible business and highlight all of the brand’s CSR and sustainability initiatives, Timberland also re-launched its Responsibility website this week, making it more informational and engaging for consumers and other stakeholders. To learn more visit responsibility.timberland.com.
Timberland is a global leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of premium footwear, apparel and accessories for the outdoor lifestyle. Best known for its original yellow boot introduced in 1973, Timberland today outfits consumers from toe-to-head, with versatile collections that reflect the brand’s rich heritage of craftsmanship, function and style. Timberland markets lifestyle products under the Timberland® and Timberland Boot Company® brands, and industrial footwear and workwear under the Timberland PRO® brand. Its products are sold throughout the world in leading department and specialty stores as well as company-owned retail locations and online. Timberland’s dedication to making quality products is matched by an unwavering commitment to environmental and social responsibility – to make things better for its products, the outdoors, and communities around the globe. To learn more about Timberland, a brand of VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC), please visit timberland.com or follow us along the modern trail @timberland.
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