Timberland set out its sustainability goals in 2007

Timberland set out its sustainability goals in 2007

VF Corp-owned Timberland has surpassed two of its key CSR targets nearly two years ahead of schedule.

Timberland set out its sustainability goals in 2007, all related to factories, climate, product and service, to be reached by 2015.

Of these, two included reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50%, and sourcing 23% of energy from clean, renewable sources.

Due to persistent efforts, Timberland says it has met its first critical goal and exceeded the second, nearly two years ahead of schedule.

By the end of 2013, the company achieved a 50% reduction in emissions, and now sources 26% of its energy from renewable sources.

"We're excited to have hit these important climate targets so far ahead of schedule, but that doesn't mean the work is done," said Patrik Frisk, coalition president, Outdoor Americas for VF Corporation and president of Timberland.

"As part of Timberland's ongoing mission to create sustainable impacts across our business, our environment and the communities we call home, we're always focused on continuous improvement. This includes everything from lightening our environmental footprint to embracing volunteerism around the globe. Now we turn our eyes toward setting new goals for 2020, to take our sustainability efforts to the next level."