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V.F. Corp. announces new sustainability and responsibility strategy

V.F. Corp. on Dec. 11 announced a new global sustainability and responsibility strategy called Made for Change, targeting its aspirations for advancing environmental and social improvements across its business, brands, supply chain and communities.

The program includes a commitment to reduce its global environmental footprint by 50% by 2030 and to measurably improve the lives of 1 million garment industry workers and local community members by 2025.

In addition, the U.S. lifestyle apparel and footwear giant has committed to a 35% reduction in the average environmental impact of key materials used to make its products, such as water and cotton.

V.F., whose brands include Vans, North Face and Timberland, outlined its initiatives, which include leveraging its global scale and influence to drive meaningful changes across the industry. It plans to serve as a catalyst for global movements that help more people pursue active lifestyles and access sustainable and responsibly sourced products, it said.