At VF, connections are everything. From connecting our consumers to active lifestyles to connecting our associates with rewarding careers, we’re engaging with diverse groups, finding common values and weaving together an interconnected movement for the betterment of people and planet.
Our employees are a force for good sparking global movements that make a difference. Beyond our employees, nearly 1 million individuals in more than 40 countries contributed to the manufacturing of our products. At our scale, we understand that we have a responsibility to protect and lift-up all who work across our operations and supply chain.
We’re using our scale and influence to help establish safe, stable working environments in factories producing VF’s products, while simultaneously improving the lives of those in local communities beyond supplier factory walls. Watch to learn more about VF’s Worker & Community Development program:
When the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately impacted vulnerable and marginalized groups around the world, we responded. We engaged with suppliers to understand their financial obligations and are establishing programs to support suppliers. As we worked to implement that program, we paid out tens of millions of dollars to suppliers who were experiencing cash flow challenges.
We joined with the ILO, International Organization of Employers, International Trade Union Confederation and others in a united Call To Action to further support garment workers’ rights throughout the pandemic and beyond.
At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, VF, The VF Foundation and the VF family of brands donated more than $10 million to assist with urgent medical needs and help those struggling to cope in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.