22 Apr The North Face Announces Environmental Commitments
In honor of Earth Day, The North Face is introducing a new sustainability-focused “vision” it calls “Exploration Without Compromise,” which outlines a series of actionable commitments the company will implement over the next few years. Those commitments include that 100 percent of the top materials used in its apparel be recycled, regenerative or renewable by 2025; that 100 percent of its polyester and 80 percent of its nylon fabrics be made with recycled content by 2023; that all single-use plastic packaging be eliminated by 2025; that, as part of its circular Renewed program, customers are able to send back lightly-used apparel from the brand.
The North Face also plans to use a seal to identify its sustainable products which it defines as having been made with “75 percent or greater recycled, organic, regenerative and/or responsibly-sourced renewable materials by weight” on its website and in its stores.
The North Face noted that since 2007, the brand has purchased carbon credits and Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to offset emissions from its owned and operated facilities. The North Face also offset greenhouse gas emissions from employee business travel, athlete expeditions, employee commuting, and e-commerce shipments. The brand is part of VF’s commitment to RE100 reducing the impact of its stores and distribution centers.
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