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VF Corporation release “Made for Change” report

VF Corporation has announced its aim to achieve zero waste across all of its distribution centres by the end of the year. The parent company of… View Article

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VF Corporation release “Made for Change” report

VF Corporation has announced its aim to achieve zero waste across all of its distribution centres 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.

The report and has three primary areas of focus: People, Planet and Product, which include worker development, gender parity, carbon emissions, waste and plastic reduction, responsible sourcing of materials, recycled and regenerative supply chains, and chemicals. In line with its commitment to continuous improvement, the company is also publishing 12 new ambitious goals in the report.

Now, the company is working to ensure that 100 per cent of its centres 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 fuelling 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.

Founded in 1899, VF Corporation is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies connecting people to the lifestyles, activities and experiences they cherish most through a family of iconic outdoor, active and workwear brands including Vans®, The North Face®, Timberland® and Dickies®.

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