Tuesday 3 May 2016

Timberland sets new 2020 sustainability goals

Timberland sets new 2020 sustainability goals

Shoemaker Timberland has announced new 2020 sustainability targets including renewables and recycling goals.

The firm has committed to use 50% of energy at its facilities from green sources such as wind and solar.

The firm has also stated that 100% of its footwear will include at least one material containing recycled, organic or renewable content.

The global outdoor lifestyle brand will also plant 10 million trees. Since 2001 it has supported the planting of more than 8.7 million trees around the globe, it claims.

Stewart Whitney, president of Timberland said: “Building on the legacy of our Earthkeepers collection, we’re taking our commitment to making products responsibly to new heights.

"With TEPS [Timberland Environmental Product Standards] 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."

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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