At VF, our strength comes from diversity.
VF's associates and suppliers are spread across more than 40 countries and represent a wide variety of cultures and beliefs. We respect diverse points of view and not only accept, but welcome differences in culture, age, ethnicity, gender, physical ability, spiritual beliefs and sexual orientation.
And we back up our beliefs with standards and regulations that ensure diversity is an ongoing part of our success. As a company, as an employer and as people, we recognize the importance of being proactive advocates of diversity.
VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment and culture that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates. We know that our continued success and growth will be enhanced by a diverse workforce that encompasses a wide range of perspectives, skills and abilities.
We are committed to ensuring that supplier diversity is an integral part of our strategic sourcing and procurement processes around the world. In fact, our vision is to create an outstanding Supplier Diversity Program which leverages differences in the communities in which we do business. Ultimately, our goal is to employ positive financial stewardship to create a wider pool of competitive suppliers for the goods and services we use.