VF Corp. has announced that it will stop directly sourcing leather and hides from Brazil, mentioning concerns over the environmental impact made by cattle ranchers clearing land to raise cattle or source timber. This practice is believed to be causing the vast majority of the fires that are currently destroying the Amazon rainforest. The company told Reuters that it will not resume sourcing leather from Brazil until it has the assurance that the materials it uses in its businesses do not contribute to environmental harm in the country. Meanwhile Timberland, one of the brands of VF Corp., has announced a new commitment to plant 50 million trees in different countries around the world by 2025. In the first year, the reforestation projects will focus on Haiti, China, the Dominican Republic, the U.S., Tanzania and Mali. Timberland has already planted more than 10 million trees around the world as part of its environmental conservation program.