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Guest Post: Timberland Shares Collaborative Approach at Ethical Corporation Responsible Business Summit

By: Colleen Vien, Sustainability Director, Timberland
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I recently had the pleasure to attend Ethical Corporation’s 6th Annual Responsible Business Summit in New York City. The event, touted as the premier brand-focused forum on responsible business in the U.S., brought in 90+ speakers over two days with rich dialogue focused on driving transformational change for society and industry. 

Timberland Victory Garden Funds New Home for Family in Haiti

By: Ann Caron, Social Compliance and Reporting Manager
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As an employee of Timberland, I am offered up to 40 paid community service hours each year through the company’s Path of Service™ program, now in its 26th year. One of the ways I use my hours is to manage the Timberland Victory Garden, a raised-bed vegetable garden located on the front lawn of our global headquarters in Stratham, New Hampshire.

Timberland Shares Sustainability Approach at Rotary Presidential Peace Conference

By: Atlanta McIlwraith, Senior Manager of Community Engagement and Communications
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I recently had the opportunity to join over 800 Rotary members from 30 different countries at Rotary’s Presidential Peacebuilding Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. The conference was focused on Environmental Sustainability and Peace, the first of six Peacebuilding Conferences to be held in different locations around the world on Rotary’s core focus areas.

Timberland Is Helping Rebuild Haiti’s Cotton Industry

Can using blockchain to verify cotton as organic help revive the industry in Haiti?
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By Ben Schiller

Haiti hasn’t grown cotton in decades. Its once-abundant industry collapsed in the 1970s due to government corruption, economic mismanagement, and U.S. embargoes. But now, thanks to a project involving thousands of smallholder farmers, apparel brands like Timberland, and a blockchain network, it could be set for a comeback. Within a few years, if all goes to plan, the island will be supplying millions of pounds of organic cotton for shoes, shirts, and other clothing sold in U.S. stores.

Timberland and Smallholder Farmers Alliance Celebrate Haiti’s First Cotton Harvest in 30 Years

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Last week, smallholder farmers convened in a field on the outskirts of Gonaives, Haiti to harvest cotton for the first time in 30 years. Once Haiti’s fourth largest export crop, cotton growing stopped in the 1980s due to policies and politics of the time.

Dollars and Scents

By Jason Woods
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Vetiver is essential to perfume and cosmetic industries, but farming the roots of this sought-after grass is by no means glamorous. Heifer Haiti is supporting vetiver farmers through both the challenges of depending on a crop harvested only once a year and the difficulties of living in a disaster-prone part of the world.

Vetiver Together: Improving the Lives of Vetiver Farming Communities in Haiti

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Smoky and sweet, calming and grounding, vetiver is used in a variety of fine and consumer fragrances as well as in teas and other foodstuffs. As one of the most prominent and sought after crops in Haiti, it is also a staple to the Haitian economy and vital to smallholder farmers, their families and their surrounding communities.

Vetiver Together Partnership

Smallholder Farmers Alliance and Timberland Anticipate Haiti’s First Cotton Harvest in 30 Years

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Last August, Haiti’s Smallholder Farmers Alliance and global outdoor lifestyle brand, Timberland, planted cotton seeds at a trial site near Gonaives, with the intention to bring cotton growing back to Haiti after a 30 year hiatus. Four months later, the cotton plants are thriving and at various stages of maturing. All 15 varieties being tested will be harvested by late January.

HP VIDEO | Rosette’s Story: Reinventing Impact in Haiti

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With limited access to clean water, people living in Haiti rely on bottled water. But because proper disposal methods aren’t in place, plastic bottles litter the land, canals, and shoreline. To help address this problem, HP has partnered with Thread International and the First Mile Coalition on a program that turns plastic bottles collected in Haiti into recycled plastic that is used to produce Original HP ink cartridges.

HP Creates Social and Environmental Impact in Haiti with Launch of Ink Cartridges Made from Recycled Bottles

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  • HP releases first Original HP ink cartridges made with plastic from bottles recycled in Haiti
  • Joint initiative aims to improve the lives of the children who collect recyclable materials by providing them with educational opportunities, including scholarships, as well as full access to medical care and health and safety trainings
  • By making Haiti a starting point of the supply chain, HP is going beyond the boundaries of its sustainable legacy by enabling social and environmental change
  • HP releases 2016 Sustainabilty Report—its first full year of reporting HP Inc. data since the separation from Hewlett-Packard Company in November 2015
Collaboration with Thread International and the First Mile Coalition reflects HP’s strategy outlined in the company’s new 2016 Sustainability Report
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  • HP releases first Original HP ink cartridges made with plastic from bottles recycled in Haiti
  • Joint initiative aims to improve the lives of the children who collect recyclable materials by providing them with educational opportunities, including scholarships, as well as full access to medical care and health and safety trainings
  • By making Haiti a starting point of the supply chain, HP is going beyond the boundaries of its sustainable legacy by enabling social and environmental change
  • HP releases 2016 Sustainabilty Report—its first full year of reporting HP Inc. data since the separation from Hewlett-Packard Company in November 2015

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