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The VF Foundation Announces $7.3 Million in Community Investments

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DENVER, Aug. 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The VF Foundation, the private grantmaking organization funded by VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC), one of the world's largest apparel, footwear, and accessories companies, recently announced the recipients of its gifting cycle totaling $7.3 million in investments to 80 organizations around the world. The investments include $5 million in support of environmental justice and protection, social and economic equity, and community impact grants, and more than $2 million for disaster relief and global COVID-19 support.  

Timberland Earns Accolades for New Purpose-Led Store Environment

Carnaby Street Flagship Wins “Store of the Year” by Shop! Retail Environments Association; Named to Retail Design Institute’s Class of 2019
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STRATHAM, N.H., August 3, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Known worldwide for its iconic designs and sustainability leadership, last winter Timberland unveiled its new “purpose-led place” store environment in select cities around the world, including New York, London, Philadelphia and Shanghai.  The retail industry has taken notice.

Napapijri Receives a Distinguished Sustainability Certification

Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute issues the brand’s Circular Series of recyclable jackets its Cradle to Cradle Certified Gold recognition.
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Napapijri® is gaining worldwide recognition for its Circular Series, a first ever collection of 100% recyclable jackets.

The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute granted Napapijri its Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Gold recognition, the world’s most advanced standard for use of safe, circular, and responsible materials.

This is Planet Earth

Outdoor brand Timberland rolls out a purpose-led retail space that speaks to its commitment to a greener future
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By Jennifer Acevedo

The ideals of a purpose-driven brand are nothing new to Timberland (Stratham, N.H.), which for nearly 100 years has dedicated itself to fostering a love of nature and the outdoors as well as advocacy of global green initiatives. Recently, the retailer announced a commitment to plant 50 million trees around the world by the year 2025 to kick off its “Nature Needs Heroes” global campaign.

Q&A With VF's Laura Meagher on the US Equal Rights Amendment

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While the U.S. Constitution was founded on the principle of equality for all, the right to be free of discrimination based on sex is not currently an explicit right provided to Americans in the Constitution. The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) seeks to remedy that gap and explicitly guarantee equality on the basis of sex, making gender equality a basic constitutional right. Recently, VF joined a number of other companies as an amici curiae in support of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Timberland Invests in Regenerative Leather Ranches

By Deonna Anderson
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Regenerative agriculture practices have received a lot of attention in recent years, and much of the focus has been on food production. But more companies outside of the food space are figuring out how they can invest in or use regenerative practices in the supply chain for their products. 

VF to Help COVID-19 Healthcare Workers Relieve Stress

T​​​​​​​HE VF FOUNDATION LAUNCHES A $50,000 CHALLENGE MATCH TO SEND HEALTHCARE HEROES ON OUTDOOR ADVENTURES
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Here’s What You Need to Know: Record numbers of healthcare workers are experiencing distress, anxiety and depression as they work to battle COVID-19. The VF Foundation will match your donations for HERO RECHARGE, an outdoor adventure program specifically designed to bring a welcome, healing break to frontline workers.

Frontline healthcare workers and first responders have become our heroes in the fight against COVID-19. They toil daily among the critically ill to help save lives, watch too many patients die and put their own safety and health at risk to help others.

Racism Is Another Virus to Eradicate

by Steve Rendle, CEO of VF
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The following message was sent by VF’s CEO, Steve Rendle, to all VF employees globally on May 30.

To All VF Associates Worldwide –

This week the world witnessed the tragic death of George Floyd, an African American man whose life was needlessly taken by a Minneapolis police officer who pinned him to the ground and held a knee on his neck.

Timberland Announces Partnership with The Savory Institute as Part of Effort to Build Regenerative Leather Supply Chain for Fashion Industry

Furthers brand commitment to responsible design in pursuit of a greener future
Press Release

STRATHAM, N.H., May 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland today announced a new partnership with the Savory Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on the large-scale regeneration of the world’s grasslands, as part of the brand’s long-standing commitment to build a greener future.

The VF Foundation Donation Supports Thousands of Families Affected by Factory Shutdowns in Bangladesh

Summary: 
  • As many as 2.27 million workers — the backbone of the garment industry in Bangladesh — could be out of work as a result of factory shutdowns amid the worldwide COVID-19 health crisis.
  • In response to an acute need for aid, The VF Foundation recently donated $100,000 toward COVID-19 relief efforts in Bangladesh through its partnership with GlobalGiving. As a result, more than 5,500 households struggling with basic needs received a cash stipend from local partner BRAC to help them buy food and other necessities.
  • VF also is working with its suppliers in Bangladesh to ensure that workers in the company’s supply chain are paid as soon as possible for work they’ve already done.
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  • As many as 2.27 million workers — the backbone of the garment industry in Bangladesh — could be out of work as a result of factory shutdowns amid the worldwide COVID-19 health crisis.
  • In response to an acute need for aid, The VF Foundation recently donated $100,000 toward COVID-19 relief efforts in Bangladesh through its partnership with GlobalGiving. As a result, more than 5,500 households struggling with basic needs received a cash stipend from local partner BRAC to help them buy food and other necessities.
  • VF also is working with its suppliers in Bangladesh to ensure that workers in the company’s supply chain are paid as soon as possible for work they’ve already done.

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