Timberland recently released an update about its corporate social responsibility (CSR) actions. In the second quarter of this year, 95.5 percent of the leather used by the brand was produced by tanneries with a silver or gold rating.
In the same period, 44 percent of the cotton used in its apparel was either of domestic/U.S. origin, organic or sourced via the Better Cotton Initiative. Timberland sourced from 357 factories during the period, of which 99.5 percent met or exceeded its expectations during audits of social and labor compliance.
The factories that did not comply with the required standards had their orders withheld until corrective measures were taken.
In the community pillar, Timberland said that most of the projects completed during the second quarter were focused on the outdoors in support of Earth Day, which was celebrated on April 22. The projects in this category included the building of homes for Habitat for Humanity, the planting of trees in Vietnam and China and the rebuilding of a community garden in New York's Bronx.
Timberland plans to align its future environmental targets with those of VF Corp., its parent company, which include a 10 percent reduction in total energy use by 2020.