Timberland Named Finalist for U.S. Chamber of Commerce Corporate Citizenship Award

Sep 13, 2018 1:25 PM ET

Timberland continues to gain recognition for its efforts to reintroduce cotton farming to Haiti through an agroforestry program that will also improve the lives of smallholder farmers and help to reforest the country.  This week, the global outdoor lifestyle brand was named a finalist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Corporate Citizenship Awards, which honors excellence in corporate citizenship. Timberland’s entry, “Seeds for Haiti’s Future,” was recognized in the Best Economic Empowerment Program category.

In partnership with the Smallholder Farmers Alliance, Timberland aims to create a new supply chain for sustainable cotton for use in its products.  At the same time, the partnership will increase agricultural productivity and supply chain accessibility for thousands of smallholder farmers, and support reforestation in this critically deforested country. In five years, the program will plant 25 million trees, and engage 34,000 Haitian smallholder famers to produce 15 million pounds of organic cotton lint annually.  

Timberland has a longstanding commitment to create responsible product, protect and restore the outdoors, and serve communities around the world.  The brand’s work to reintroduce cotton growing to Haiti touches on all three.  To learn more about Timberland’s corporate social responsibility work visit:  https://www.timberland.com/responsibility.html.