In an effort to further their sustainability efforts, The North Face issued their first public sustainability report.
The report, outlining the company's progress since 2010, focuses on using 'bluesign' approved and recycled fabrics, reducing greenhouse gases, and encouraging outdoor recreation. "Providing access to the outdoors, protecting the environment, and addressing the impacts of climate change are at the heart of our business," said President Todd Spaletto in a letter to the company. The report also focuses on goals for the future, leading up to 2015.
"We are sharing our commitment to sustainability through this report to encourage our employees, customers and partners to engage in a dialogue about the ways we can all be more responsible stewards of the natural world and our communities," says Spaletto. "Despite our success and dedication to sustainability, we know there are always areas for improvement. We are on track to meet our normalized greenhouse gas reduction goal and working hard to reduce our absolute emissions. As a global brand, we need to do a better job of expanding our sustainability strategy across the world. This report outlines our challenges in more detail and helps us continue our commitment to improving upon our goals moving forward."
For the full report, including details surrounding their goals, head to The North Face's website: http://expeditionsustainability.com/basecamp/letter-from-the-president.php