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Timberland reduces carbon emissions by 36%
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Apr '10
The Timberland Company a leading outdoor footwear and apparel company and environmental steward, announced that it has achieved a significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The company successfully reduced its emissions by 36 percent in 2009 over its 2006 baseline coming from Timberland owned and operated facilities and employee air travel. Timberland is on pace to reach its goal of a 50 percent emissions reduction by the end of 2010.

Energy Achievements
This reduction was attained primarily through increased energy efficiency at Timberland's retail locations, renewable energy procurement at its distribution facilities and decreases in employee air travel:

• Retail: Timberland is the first company to achieve the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Retail certification for mall-based stores. All new Timberland® stores in North America are built to LEED specifications and the company achieved energy savings by installing state-of-the-art LED lighting in nearly all of its US stores.
• Distribution Facilities: By the end of 2009, Timberland sourced approximately 12 percent renewable energy globally. Timberland uses primarily solar power in its Ontario, CA, distribution center and 100 percent wind power at its Enschede, Netherlands site. In 2009 Timberland's Danville, KY, distribution center began purchasing locally-produced renewable electricity.
• Employee Air Travel: Timberland has asked employees to consider alternatives to travel and has prioritized alternative options -- including the use of virtual presence and Web conferencing in order to reduce the amount of air travel employees use.

"We're pleased with our energy efficiency progress, but we still have work to do to help our employees globally make further reductions and source more renewable energy. Additionally, there is a huge opportunity to make better product design decisions and engage more with our value chain to address our broader carbon footprint," said Betsy Blaisdell, Sr. Manager, Environmental Stewardship. "Timberland is committed to reducing its carbon footprint -- both in our facilities and throughout the supply chain and conducting our business in the most environmentally-responsible way. In 2009, we made improvements that we are proud of and can continue to build upon."

Moving Forward
Since a large portion of Timberland's emissions come from within the supply chain, which Timberland does not directly control, an effort is underway to ensure the company is working with suppliers to help reduce those emissions. Part of that process includes reporting the size and scope of those emissions and Timberland currently reports product-related footwear factory emissions on a quarterly basis.

The company uses a three-pronged approach to further contribute to emissions reductions in its supply chain:

• Timberland uses tools like the Green Index rating system to empower product developers to choose less carbon intensive materials at the design stage of creating its products. The Green Index rating system also gives consumers information about the environmental footprint of Timberland's footwear.

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