Our Commitments

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.


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

  • Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC)
  • Better Cotton Initiative (BCI)
  • The Mekong Club
  • Outdoor Industry Association (OIA)
  • Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP)
  • American & Apparel Footwear Association (AAFA)
  • Life and Building Safety (LABS) Initiative
  • Protect our Winters (PoW)
  • Textile Exchange
  • We Mean Business
  • Nirapon
  • Apparel and Footwear International RSL Management (AFIRM) group
  • Global Fashion Agenda
  • Make Fashion Circular (EMEA)
  • International Office for Migration
  • International Labor Association
  • Better Work
  • International Center for Research on Women
  • Vital Voices
  • Fair Labour Association


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

  • 2020 Circular Fashion System Commitment
  • Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action
  • American Business Act on Climate Pledge
  • RE100
  • ‘We are Still in’
  • Fur Free Retailer
  • Paradigm for Parity


  • 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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