Our disclosure accounts for 100% of Tier 1* and owned manufacturing facilities used by VF, and approximately 70% of Tier 2** facilities measured by spend for the period 2020’s Quarter 4 (October - December).*** Updated quarterly, the list fluctuates over time to reflect the seasonality of VF’s business and corresponding production. All factories must meet VF’s strict standards and adhere to our Global Compliance Principles. VF's Factory Compliance program continues to expand to cover VF’s Tier 2 factories. As of this publication, 211 Tier 2 factories have been audited under the VF Factory Compliance program, and Corrective Action Plans developed when required. VF’s supplier factory list will continue to expand on a regular basis.
*Tier 1 is defined as: Final product manufacturing and assembly facilities, as well as value-added operations subcontracted by Tier 1 vendors.
**Tier 2 is defined as: Facilities that supply our Tier 1 factories with textiles, leather, down, polymers, trims, packaging, and hardware materials.
***Supreme factories are not included in this factory disclosure at this time. VF’s process is to incorporate all new acquisitions along with their unique suppliers into our factory compliance program and disclosure process over a 12-15 month period from the time of acquisition.