16 May VF Corp. Recognized for Corporate Citizenship
VF Corp. has been named to Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens List (2016), which recognizes U.S. public companies with standout corporate responsibility performance.
“Our commitment at VF is to continually improve our business performance as well as the world around us,” said Eric Wiseman, VF’s chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We are honored to be recognized by CR Magazine for the work our associates are leading across our global business platforms and brands to responsibly manage our business.”
The 100 Best Corporate Citizens List documents 260 data points of disclosure and performance measures – harvested from publicly available information in seven categories: environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance, and philanthropy and community support.
“Congratulations to VF for placing on CR Magazine’s annual Best Corporate Citizens list, the only ranking that doesn’t rely on self-reporting,” said Elliot Clark, CEO of CR Magazine and SharedXpertise. “Each year, we measure the most transparent companies who report on their responsible practices. Our goal is to advance corporate accountability and responsibility.”
Sustainability and responsibility are not only tenets of VF’s business practices, but also represent one the company’s core business platforms. Recent corporate sustainability efforts at VF include achieving a 5 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in 2015 (compared to 2009 levels), overseeing more than 1,500 community service events in 2015 and pledging to use 100 percent renewable energy by 2025 at VF owned and operated facilities.
More information about VF’s Sustainability & Responsibility program and actions can be found at http://sustainability.vfc.com/.
VF’s brands include The North Face, Vans, Timberland, Wrangler, Lee and Nautica.