Expedition Sustainability

Dec 5, 2011 8:54 AM ET

Never Stop Exploring

Today we issued our first public sustainability report. The North Face sustainability report delivers a detailed roadmap of where we’ve been, where we are and where we’re heading on the journey to minimize our company’s environmental footprint.

For 45 years, The North Face has been empowering people to explore the outdoors. This focus on the natural world has opened our eyes to the many challenges facing our planet. It’s not just our responsibility to ensure our products and business practices have the smallest possible impact on the environment — we strive to be a leader in meeting those challenges.

We are very proud of the accomplishments we’ve made and recognize there are continued areas for improvement.  For example, in 2010 we made great progress on working with our suppliers around the bluesign® standard and we are on track to meet our goals for greenhouse gas reduction. As a global and growing brand, however, we can and will do more to expand our sustainability efforts across the world. 

The full report is easy to navigate and contains graphs and important data points as well as videos from our president, athletes and sustainability team. You can view the details concerning our global goals and achievements in water, chemical, energy and waste reductions. This is just the first update on our progress; we remain committed to the challenge of seamlessly embedding our commitment to sustainability into every aspect of our business.

Click here to watch the video on the Never Stop Exploring blog.

About The North Face® The North Face, a division of VF Outdoor, Inc., was founded in 1968. Headquartered in San Leandro, California, the company offers the most technically advanced products in the market to accomplished climbers, mountaineers, snowsport athletes, endurance athletes, and explorers. The company's products are sold in specialty mountaineering, backpacking, running, and snowsport retailers, premium-sporting goods retailers and major outdoor specialty retail chains.   TNF19261