Guiding Principles

The Roadmap for Our Sustainability Journey

We’ve developed a set of sustainability guiding principles that encourage our associates, stakeholders and peers to think big, act collaboratively and engage smartly.

14000At VF, sustainability is not only an essential business platform, but it’s also an intrinsic part of our core values.

REMAIN VALUE ORIENTED
By applying a sustainability lens to our business, we can reduce risk and cost across operations while at the same time tapping into new revenue sources and enhancing value for our brands and business.

USE OUR SCALE FOR GOOD
Our size affords us a unique opportunity to help shape and lead the sustainability conversation across the apparel and footwear industry. Such a position empowers us to help meaningfully and measurably define a sustainable future.

BE PRAGMATIC
We’re focused on the efforts that will have the most meaningful impact, what we can control and the areas we can influence. We are making strides to reduce our environmental impacts. Further, we’re collaborating with our brands to develop and implement proven strategies to evaluate and improve upon our performance.

INNOVATE FOR SUSTAINABILITY
In addition to products and technology, we’re embracing innovation and exploring ways to connect with consumers on sustainability.

REMEMBER THAT WE CAN’T – AND WON’T – DO IT ALONE
We foster collaboration and encourage knowledge sharing across our brands, within the industry and with leading external experts. These conversations and partnerships streamline industry efforts with best practices.

LEAD THROUGH ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY
VF is goal-oriented, competitive and committed to continuous improvement. Setting clear goals and establishing accountability are part of our DNA. This part of our culture is essential to our success in creating a more sustainable company.