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VF Corp pledges to protect forests

VF Corporation has formulated a policy on sustainable forest materials and products. The policy aims to avoid issues associated with deforestation and forest degradation, including the loss of ancient and endangered forests, loss of biodiversity and habitat, use of forced labor in making forestry products and loss of indigenous peoples and local community rights.

It emphasizes the use of products made with recycled fiber whenever possible and promotes the use of Forest Stewardship Council -certified paper and fiber, while striving to elevate all third party forestry management certification systems. It strengthens VF’s broader efforts to use responsibly sourced materials throughout its global operations and supply chain.

From hang tags, to packaging to fabrics, some of America’s favorite global brands are protecting the world’s forests and the species that call them home. VF has a goal to eliminate the use of ancient and endangered forests in the production of forest derived fabrics such as rayon and viscose from the apparel and fashion industries by the end of 2017.

VF Corporation has a portfolio of iconic lifestyle brands including Vans, The North Face, Timberland, Wrangler and Lee. Founded in 1899, VF is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies.