VF Corp aims for zero waste in its distribution centers by end of 2021

VF Corporation has announced its aim to achieve zero waste across all of its distribution centers by the end of the year.
“VF is committed to fueling change in the apparel and footwear industries." : Sean Cady.
// VF Corporation is aiming to achieve zero waste across all of its distribution centers by the end of 2021
// The group is also aiming to tackle the issue of energy use at its facilities

VF Corporation has announced its aim to achieve zero waste across all of its distribution centers by the end of the year.

The parent company of brands including Vans, The North Face and Supreme, has released its fourth annual “Made for Change” sustainability and responsibility report, detailing its progress with ongoing environmental and social initiatives, as well as new targets for the coming years.

72 per cent of VF Corp’s distribution facilities are currently verified zero-waste, meaning 95 per cent or more of their waste is diverted from landfill.


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Now, the company is working to ensure that 100 per cent of its centers are certified zero-waste by the end of the year.

Looking further ahead, the group is also aiming to tackle the issue of energy use at its facilities.

Currently, 29 per cent of the electricity used by VF in its owned-and-operated facilities comes from renewable sources, but the company is hoping to bring that figure up to 100 per cent by 2025.

VF Corp vice president for global sustainability Sean Cady said: “VF is committed to fueling change in the apparel and footwear industries. We believe there is a reciprocal relationship between purpose and profit, and when we get it right, we create a virtuous cycle that positively impacts the world and our bottom line,”

“We’re proud of our work to date and know there is more work to do in this space independently and collaboratively with the global apparel industry and beyond,” he added.

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