// VF Corporation releases new Made for Change Sustainability & Responsibility report
// The North Face & Vans owner has also highlighted its achievements from the last reporting year
Vans parent company VF Corporation has announced new initiatives to drive environmental and social improvements across its business, portfolio of brands, global supply chain and communities.
The Made for Change Sustainability & Responsibility report, which highlights achievements from the last reporting year, also provides a clear vision for sustainable materials, and includes the announcement of industry-leading science-based targets (SBTs).
“Our workforce of 50,000 performance-driven people share a commitment to be more than just an apparel and footwear company,” VF Corp chief executive Steve Rendle said.
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“We strive to be a purpose-led enterprise that leverages the strength of our business to deliver positive impacts for people and the planet we share.
“We’re proud of our progress but know there is so much more we can do.
“Our Made for Change strategy outlines our forward-looking priorities and provides us with a renewed focus to push ourselves harder and farther as we address some of our industry’s most challenging issues.”
VF Corp said the company has made progress in the last year by launching a sustainable materials vision focusing on three key concepts: regenerative, responsibly sourced renewable, and recycled materials.
A total of 16 VF Corpn buildings became LEED certified, while 50 per cent of its distribution centres around the world became zero-waste facilities.
The company has pledged that 100 per cent of its top nine materials, which account for approximately 90 per cent of its materials-related carbon emissions, will originate from regenerative, responsibly sourced renewable, or recycled sources by 2030.