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Living with purpose

We all have a part to play in powering transformational changesomething that is unique to each one of us, shaped by our personal beliefs, values, and experiences. Whether we’re campaigners, caregivers, educators, or innovators, we must all live up to our potential.

As individuals, we are changemakers. But when we come together, we become game-changers. There’s strength in our diversity and power in our collective.


VF associates will contribute one million hours to local communities by 2025


Empower our consumers to live more active and sustainable lives by 2030


Every VF associate has the opportunity to contribute to their local community by 2030

“Our purpose fuels our movements. Our movements drive our actions. Our actions change the world.”

 – Steve Rendle

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

We’re putting purpose at the heart of our business: to power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet.

In a very real sense, we don’t see ourselves as a company but as a global community of movement makers pursuing our goals together.

Learn more about VF's Purpose.

People power

Our associates power our success. With 50,000 associates, we’re more than a company. We’re a global community bound together by common values and a shared commitment to make a difference in the world. We’re also a diverse family in terms of geography, culture, and perspective. Our differences give us a rich mix of unique ideas, experience, and talent to help ignite innovation, fuel growth, and give back to our local communities.

Active communities

Vibrant local communities sustain VF. We, in turn, give back to our communities. When our associates, consumers, and workers live in thriving communities, they tend to be happier, healthier, and more productive. Our brands are active supporters of their local communities, through grassroots volunteering, fundraising, and advocacy—often with a focus on helping people become more active in their lives and engaged with local movements.

Engaged consumers

Consumers everywhere can help shape the world around them through their purchasing choices. Buying boots made from recycled plastic bottles or a sweatshirt that gives back financially to the community in which it was made sends “demand signals” through the supply chain for more sustainably-sourced and responsibly-made products. By providing more sustainable options, we enable consumers to live more consciously and give people a platform to influence the future of our industry.

$4.8 million

The VF foundation supports organizations and initiatives in the communities of our associates and consumers. The VF Foundation gave over $4.8 million in 2018, which included a $1 million pledge to the Outdoor Foundation that will encourage kids to get outside and build healthy individuals and healthy communities.

1 million

Our brands provide 8 to 40 hours of paid time off per year to volunteer their time and skills as we strive to reach our goal of one million volunteer hours.