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This is Planet Earth

Outdoor brand Timberland rolls out a purpose-led retail space that speaks to its commitment to a greener future
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By Jennifer Acevedo

The ideals of a purpose-driven brand are nothing new to Timberland (Stratham, N.H.), which for nearly 100 years has dedicated itself to fostering a love of nature and the outdoors as well as advocacy of global green initiatives. Recently, the retailer announced a commitment to plant 50 million trees around the world by the year 2025 to kick off its “Nature Needs Heroes” global campaign.

Timberland Invests in Regenerative Leather Ranches

By Deonna Anderson
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Regenerative agriculture practices have received a lot of attention in recent years, and much of the focus has been on food production. But more companies outside of the food space are figuring out how they can invest in or use regenerative practices in the supply chain for their products. 

VF to Help COVID-19 Healthcare Workers Relieve Stress

T​​​​​​​HE VF FOUNDATION LAUNCHES A $50,000 CHALLENGE MATCH TO SEND HEALTHCARE HEROES ON OUTDOOR ADVENTURES
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Here’s What You Need to Know: Record numbers of healthcare workers are experiencing distress, anxiety and depression as they work to battle COVID-19. The VF Foundation will match your donations for HERO RECHARGE, an outdoor adventure program specifically designed to bring a welcome, healing break to frontline workers.

Frontline healthcare workers and first responders have become our heroes in the fight against COVID-19. They toil daily among the critically ill to help save lives, watch too many patients die and put their own safety and health at risk to help others.

Racism Is Another Virus to Eradicate

by Steve Rendle, CEO of VF
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The following message was sent by VF’s CEO, Steve Rendle, to all VF employees globally on May 30.

To All VF Associates Worldwide –

This week the world witnessed the tragic death of George Floyd, an African American man whose life was needlessly taken by a Minneapolis police officer who pinned him to the ground and held a knee on his neck.

Timberland Announces Partnership with The Savory Institute as Part of Effort to Build Regenerative Leather Supply Chain for Fashion Industry

Furthers brand commitment to responsible design in pursuit of a greener future
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STRATHAM, N.H., May 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland today announced a new partnership with the Savory Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on the large-scale regeneration of the world’s grasslands, as part of the brand’s long-standing commitment to build a greener future.

The VF Foundation Donation Supports Thousands of Families Affected by Factory Shutdowns in Bangladesh

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  • As many as 2.27 million workers — the backbone of the garment industry in Bangladesh — could be out of work as a result of factory shutdowns amid the worldwide COVID-19 health crisis.
  • In response to an acute need for aid, The VF Foundation recently donated $100,000 toward COVID-19 relief efforts in Bangladesh through its partnership with GlobalGiving. As a result, more than 5,500 households struggling with basic needs received a cash stipend from local partner BRAC to help them buy food and other necessities.
  • VF also is working with its suppliers in Bangladesh to ensure that workers in the company’s supply chain are paid as soon as possible for work they’ve already done.
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  • As many as 2.27 million workers — the backbone of the garment industry in Bangladesh — could be out of work as a result of factory shutdowns amid the worldwide COVID-19 health crisis.
  • In response to an acute need for aid, The VF Foundation recently donated $100,000 toward COVID-19 relief efforts in Bangladesh through its partnership with GlobalGiving. As a result, more than 5,500 households struggling with basic needs received a cash stipend from local partner BRAC to help them buy food and other necessities.
  • VF also is working with its suppliers in Bangladesh to ensure that workers in the company’s supply chain are paid as soon as possible for work they’ve already done.

Timberland Reveals Powerful Earth Day Message: ‘Caring Is No Longer Enough’

By Peter Verry
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Timberland has a new message for outdoor adventurers with Earth Day here: “Caring Is No Longer Enough.”

The New Hampshire-based company revealed an open letter to nature today that references the current health crisis that has forced people to stay indoors, keeping us from enjoying the places we once explored. The letter, which is narrated in the voice of a child, promises that mankind will “treat you better than we ever did before” when we’re allowed to return.

Through the End of May 2020, Triple Your Support for COVID-19 Relief with Timberland

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Timberland is part of the VF Family of Brands. Join VF and the VF Foundation to fight COVID-19 and aid relief efforts around the world. The Foundation has pledged $1.5M and will also match your donations 2-to-1 to the GlobalGiving Coronavirus Relief Fund (up to an additional $500,000) to amplify our collective impact.

Your donation will directly support communities impacted by the pandemic.

Together, we can be a force for good.

VF Corporation Donates More Than $10.3 Million to COVID-19 Relief Efforts

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  • VF Corporation, The VF Foundation, and the VF family of brands have donated more than $10.3 million in funds, products, and services worldwide to stem urgent medical needs, and help those struggling to cope in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • From backpacks to boots, coats to socks to gloves, VF’s brands have donated more than $3.2 million in products to help healthcare workers, foodbanks and those in need. VF and Dickies® are also producing as many as 3.4 million urgently needed medical gowns to help keep U.S. medical workers safe, while Vans is using shoe canvas to make 250,000 face masks.
  • Ensuring the safety and well-being of VF employees and business partners is a top priority. The company has implemented increased safety protocols at owned manufacturing and distribution centers, while also paying North American retail employees while stores are closed and supplier factories for all completed work.
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  • VF Corporation, The VF Foundation, and the VF family of brands have donated more than $10.3 million in funds, products, and services worldwide to stem urgent medical needs, and help those struggling to cope in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • From backpacks to boots, coats to socks to gloves, VF’s brands have donated more than $3.2 million in products to help healthcare workers, foodbanks and those in need. VF and Dickies® are also producing as many as 3.4 million urgently needed medical gowns to help keep U.S. medical workers safe, while Vans is using shoe canvas to make 250,000 face masks.
  • Ensuring the safety and well-being of VF employees and business partners is a top priority. The company has implemented increased safety protocols at owned manufacturing and distribution centers, while also paying North American retail employees while stores are closed and supplier factories for all completed work.

Timberland's 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Progress and performance against 2020 sustainability goals
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Just in time for Earth Day… global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland releases its 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, broken down by its three sustainability pillars:  Better Product, Greener World, and Stronger Communities.  Timberland’s CSR strategies are designed not only to minimize the negative impacts of its products and operations, but also to activate the brand’s purpose “To Inspire and Equip the World to Step Outside, Work Together, and Make It Better.”

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