Stakeholder Engagement

Ambitious and accountable

We believe in environmental stewardship and social responsibility, and their inherent connection to our business purpose and value. What’s more, we understand the importance of being accountable and transparent. At VF, we’re committed to embedding these values in our business and using our scale to drive lasting change across our industry. We’re setting ambitious goals to challenge ourselves and help others measure our progress.

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Through numerous global partnerships and memberships, we’re charting the path towards a future based on sustainability and responsibility. Current collaborations include:

  • Accelerating Circularity
  • Apparel and Footwear International RSL Management (AFIRM) group
  • Better Cotton Initiative (BCI)
  • Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) Clean Cargo Working Group
  • CARE  
  • Ceres Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP)
  • European Outdoor Conservation Association
  • Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action
  • Global Fashion Agenda
  • Gold Standard Apparel Working Group
  • International Center for Research on Women
  • International Labour Organization
  • International Organization for Migration
  • It’s Great Out There
  • Life and Building Safety (LABS) Initiative
  • Make Fashion Circular, Initiative of Ellen MacArthur Foundation
  • The Microfibre Consortium
  • The Mekong Club
  • Nirapon
  • Policy Hub - EU
  • Protect our Winters (PoW)
  • Renewable Energy Buyers Association (REBA)
  • Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN)
  • Science Based Target initiative (SBTi)
  • Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC)
  • Textile Exchange
  • We Mean Business
  • World Resources Institute (WRI) Corporate Consultative Group


We’re signatories and active supporters of many different shared initiatives, including:

  • 2020 Circular Fashion System Commitment
  • ILO’s Call to Action for Garment Industry Worker
  • Fur Free Retailer
  • Paradigm for Parity
  • RE100
  • Uniting Business and Governments to Recover Better, SBTi and its Business Ambition for 1.5° Campaign
  • 'We are Still in'


  • Responsible Wool Standard (RWS)
  • Responsible Down Standard (RDS)
  • Leather Working Group (LWG)
Awards & recognition

Awards & recognition

 Additionally, our brands have won their own sustainability awards:

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