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VF’s Head of Sustainability and Timberland’s President Speak at GreenBiz 2016

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VF’s Head of Sustainability and Timberland’s President Speak at GreenBiz 2016

February 26, 2016

VF & Timberland® share keys to sustainability success at GreenBiz 2016

Collaboration is the key to making real and measurable strides in implementing sustainable practices that drive business opportunities across VF Corporation, a pair of company leaders said this week during a sustainability conference.

Letitia Webster, VF’s Senior Director of Global Corporate Sustainability and Stewart Whitney, President of Timberland®, participated in a keynote panel discussion during the eighth annual GreenBiz Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. The event brings together influential advocates, environmentalists and corporate leaders to discuss best practices and trends revolving around sustainability. 


Sustainability is at the heart of our business and across our 30-plus brands



“Sustainability is at the heart of our business and across our 30-plus brands,” Webster said. “We believe the whole is best when each individual part is focused on a specific action that can drive the greatest overall impact. We serve as a central repository of information and facilitate our brands to focus on integrating sustainability into their products, their go-to-market strategies and consumer marketing initiatives. In turn, they share best practices with their VF brand peers to extend the reach and impact.”

Webster and Whitney focused their discussion on the benefits both VF and Timberland gain by working together on sustainability initiatives – while overcoming the challenges that come with a large, complex organization. VF brands work together across all divisions and geographies to share innovations, best practices and emerging trends coming from consumers.

Timberland has a long history of social and environmental responsibility; it’s ingrained in our culture and truly part of what makes Timberland, Timberland,” Whitney said. “When we were acquired in 2011, we were pleased to learn that VF was highly supportive of our commitment to CSR, which remains as strong as ever.  On top of that, . we now have 30-plus siblings with whom we can share ideas and experiences. The opportunities to learn, share and grow are endless.”

Last year, VF joined the American Business Act on Climate Pledge, committing to use 100 percent renewable energy by 2025 at its owned and operated facilities. The company also participated in the Conference of Parties (COP) 21 in Paris last December, joining a majority of the world in a commitment to combat climate change.

To learn more about VF’s sustainable practices, please visit VF’s Sustainability & Responsibility page.