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Responsibility

Responsibility

At Timberland, we strive to be Earthkeepers in everything we do. We work hard to make our products responsibly, to protect the outdoors, and to serve the communities around the globe where we live, work and explore. Explore our Responsibility website to learn more, and come back often - because we never stop making things better.

We strive to do the right thing in terms of our products, the outdoors and the communities where we live, work and explore. Explore our Responsibility website to learn more, and come back often - because we never stop making things better.

OUR 2020 TARGETS

Product

Cotton

Goal

100%

Organic, US-Origin,
or better cotton

100% of our Cotton for Apparel sourced from organic, US-origin or BCI certified sources.

2016 Result: 58%

Footwear

Goal

100%

INCLUDE RECYCLED, ORGANIC,
OR RENEWABLE MATERIAL

100% of Footwear include at least one component that contains ROR content (with a minimum threshold of 10% ROR content within a component).

2016 Result: 84%

Leather

Goal

100%

LWG SILVER OR GOLD-RATED TANNERIES

100% of Footwear, Apparel and
 Accessories leather sourced from
 LWG Silver or Gold-rated tanneries.

2016 Result: 94%

Footwear & Apparel

Goal

100%

PVC-Free

100% of our Footwear and Apparel
 are PVC-Free.

2016 Result: 98%

VOCs in Footwear

Goal

<42

grams/pair

Reduce the use of Volatile Organic Compounds in our Footwear to 42 grams/pair.

2016 Result: 55 grams/pair

DWR

Goal

100%

Non-PFC

100% of the Durable Water Repellent
 used in our footwear and apparel products are non-PFC

New Metric

Outdoors

Greening

Goal

10 Million

Trees Planted

From 2001-2015, we planted over
 8.7 million trees. By 2020, we aim to reach 10 million trees.

2016 Result: 449,735 trees

Energy

Goal

50%

Renewable Energy

By 2020, we aim to reduce our use of energy by 10% and source 50% of our energy from renewable sources.

2016 Result: 32% renewable energy

Waste

Goal

95%

Diversion Rate

With an ultimate goal of Zero Waste, we aim for a 95% waste diversion rate by 2020.

2016 Result: 75% Diversion Rate

Community

Service Hours

Goal

1.5 Million

Employee Hours

In 2015, we completed our one millionth hour of community service. By 2020, we plan to serve another 500,000.

2016 Result: 52,424 hours

Engagement

Goal

80%

Employees Engaged
In Service

Strengthen our communities and our brand culture by engaging at least 80% of our employees globally in community service.

2016 Result: 42%

Impacts

Goal

11,000

Community Service Events

From 2010-2015, we arranged over
 5,000 service projects in communities
 around the globe. By 2020, we aim to
 support 6,000 more.

2016 Result: 454 projects

CSR Spotlight

A Letter from a Timberland Fan

People don’t put on boots to be idle. At least not Timberland people. Timberland people pull on our boots to make a difference in the world.

Dear Timberland, Thank you. Thank you for the 4 memorable years you protected my feet. Thank you for the 1,200 miles I walked with my toes nestled in your premium leather boots. My Timberlands are deeply connected with my passion for community development and service. I first started wearing your original yellow boots in 2013 when I was volunteering with City Year in Chicago. They were given to me as part of my daily uniform but they became a part of my life.

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