Three VF Corp brands – The North Face, Timberland and Vans - ranked high in the 2021 Fashion Transparency Index published by Fashion Revolution, a global activist movement that is pushing for greater disclosure in fashion supply chains, warning that progress in transparency in the sector generally remains “too slow.”

The top spot in the ranking was secured by an Italian fast-fashion retailer, OVS, which reached 78 percent of the objectives covered in the ranking of 250 large brands and fashion retailers for their reporting of human rights and environmental policies, practices and impacts. TNF and Timberland, at 66 percent, secured second and third place, followed by Vans.

Overall, the average score of the 250 companies in the index was broadly steady, inching down to 22.9 percent from 23.2 percent in 2020. Twenty brands came in with a score of zero. However, companies with a longer track record of disclosure did better. The 92 brands included in the survey since 2017, the first year Fashion Revolution issued the index, stood at 31 percent, still indicating major room for improvement.