Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Timberland's CSR report focuses on 2020 sustainable goals
Timberland's CSR report focuses on 2020 sustainable goals
Apr '17
The global outdoor lifestyle brand, Timberland has focused on sustainable goals for 2020 in its CSR report for 2016. It has shared its progress on its 5 year performance targets against three core CSR pillars – product, outdoors and community. It will continue working with supplier partners and the industry to make progress toward the sustainable goal.

"At Timberland, our philosophy to be earthkeepers drives everything we do, which means as our business continues to grow, we strive to find efficiencies and new innovations to meet our sustainability goals," said Colleen Vien, director of sustainability for Timberland. "While we made several positive steps toward our 2020 goals in the last year, there are a few challenges that Timberland - and the industry more broadly - needs to focus on to find solutions to overcome."

The company has set a new goal to have 100 per cent of its apparel cotton from organic, US-origin or Better Cotton Initiative-certified sources by 2020. In 2016, the company had reached 58 per cent. To support this effort, Timberland is also exploring a pilot programme in Haiti with the potential to include smallholder farmer-grown cotton from Haiti in its future supply chain.

The company continues to seek a PVC-free material substitute that meets stringent performance expectations for its Timberland PRO line, and to review materials and manufacturing equipment updates to reach its 2020 goal of 100 per cent PVC-free footwear, according to the report.

Timberland’s commitment to protect and enhance the outdoors includes a focus on urban greening in key regions including the United States and Europe, engaging consumers in an effort to create and restore urban green spaces. With a longstanding heritage in employee volunteerism, Timberland remains focused on creating more opportunities and projects to engage employees to reach its goal of 80 percent by 2020, the report stated. (RR)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Fashion | On 2nd Dec 2020

Fashion industry suffering worst year on record: report

Global fashion sales and economic profit—a measure of value where...

Pic: Global Fashion Agenda

Apparel/Garments | On 2nd Dec 2020

GFA launches Circular Fashion Partnership in Bangladesh

Denmark-based sustainability forum Global Fashion Agenda (GFA)...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 2nd Dec 2020

Pakistan's textile & apparel exports up 3.78% in July-Oct

The value of textile and garment exports from Pakistan rose by 3.78...

Interviews View All

Asim Dalal, Indo Count Retail Ventures

Asim Dalal
Indo Count Retail Ventures

Today, there is no other emerging market as India, "we make in India and...

Top executives, Textile industry

Top executives
Textile industry

It will take some time for the people to change their buying choices

Ajay Ghariwala, Luthra Group

Ajay Ghariwala
Luthra Group

We are ready to adopt or follow every opportunity

Mehul Vithalani,

Mehul Vithalani

Gopi Knitts is one of the most celebrated manufacturers and suppliers of...

Amanda Cioletti,

Amanda Cioletti

The entertainment/character segment lead as the largest sector for the...

Manoj Sorathiya,

Manoj Sorathiya

Surat-based Sunrise Imports & Exports Co is a manufacturer and...

Shlomzion Chen, Seevix

Shlomzion Chen

Seevix Material Sciences Ltd, which develops and manufactures synthetic...

Asif Rahman, MIP

Asif Rahman

MIP is a manufacturer and distributor of high-performance textiles and...

Robin Grankvist, OrganoClick AB

Robin Grankvist
OrganoClick AB

Robin Grankvist talks about PFCs, additives and various chemicals used in...

Karan Arora, Karan Arora

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Tony Ward, Tony Ward

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Samar Firdos, Arvind Ltd

Samar Firdos
Arvind Ltd

<b>Samar Firdos</b>, Chief Manager (Design) at Lifestyle Apparel Denim...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

December 2020

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

Advanced Search