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Timberland CSR Report: Standard Disclosures


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This report was developed based on the Global Reporting Initiative’s G3 Guidelines and Apparel and Footwear Sector Supplement (AFSS). While we attempted to create a comprehensive report, there are some G3 and AFSS indicators not included in this report. There are several reasons for these omissions. Our impact may have been immaterial, or we might have lacked enough internal data to provide a report. In the future, our goal is to narrow that gap as we continue to report on social and environmental impacts that are both relevant and strategically important. The 2012 data presented here and indexed according to the GRI Guidelines meets GRI’s Application Level of B (self-declared).

For any questions about content contained in this website, please direct correspondence to: csrinfo@timberland.com.

GRI Index

GRI
Indicator
Indicator Description Section Explanation
1. Strategy and Analysis
1.1 Statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organization (e.g., CEO, chair, or equivalent senior position) about the relevance of sustainability to the organization and its strategy. Executive Commitment  
1.2 Description of key impacts, risks, and opportunities.

Transparency & Accountability

CSR Scorecard

 
2. Organizational Profile
2.1 Name of the organization. Homepage  
2.2 Primary brands, products, and/or services. About Timberland  
2.3 Operational structure of the organization, including main divisions, operating companies, subsidiaries, and joint ventures. About Timberland  
2.4 Location of organization’s headquarters. About Timberland  
2.5 Number of countries where the organization operates, and names of countries with either major operations or that are specifically relevant to the sustainability issues covered in the report.

Timberland Website

2012 Factories Map of Impact

 
2.6 Nature of ownership and legal form. VF Global Presence Timberland LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the VF Corporation.
2.7 Markets served (including geographic breakdown, sectors served, and types of customers/beneficiaries).

VF Global Presence

Locations

 
2.8 Scale of the reporting organization.

Company Overview

Governance

 
2.9 Significant changes during the reporting period regarding size, structure, or ownership. Factories Map of Impact Timberland was acquired by the VF Corporation in September 2011. Our 2012 GRI Index covers performance in calendar year 2012.
2.10 Awards received in the reporting period.   We have not disclosed awards in this report.
3. Report Parameters
Report Profile
3.1 Reporting period (e.g., fiscal/calendar year) for information provided. Goals & Progress Data contained in the Goals and Progress section contains Timberland’s annual performance from 2006 through 2012 year end. In this same location on our website, we also report quarterly performance from 2008 through current quarterly disclosure period.
3.2 Date of most recent previous report (if any).

Report Archive

Quarterly Newsletter

 
3.3 Reporting cycle (annual, biennial, etc.)

Transparency & Accountability

Report Archive

Timberland reports quarterly, and also provides year-end disclosures.
3.4 Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents. GRI Index  
Report scope and Boundary
3.5 Process for defining report content

Transparency & Accountability

Stakeholder Approach

Timberland works regularly with a stakeholder group facilitated by Ceres to review our annual CSR performance data, targets, and CSR communication approach.
3.6 Boundary of the report

Goals & Progress

2012 Factories Map of Impact

Data contained in the Goals and Progress section contains Timberland’s annual performance from 2006 through 2012 year end. In this same location on our website, we also report quarterly performance from 2008 through current quarterly disclosure period.

Our intent is to provide global information. We specifically notate instances in which the scope is altered.

3.7 State any specific limitations on the scope or boundary of the report. 2012 Factories Map of Impact  
3.8 Basis for reporting on joint ventures, subsidiaries, leased facilities, outsourced operations, and other entities that can significantly affect comparability from period to period and/or between organizations. 2012 Factories Map of Impact  
3.9 Data measurement techniques and the bases of calculations, including assumptions and techniques underlying estimations applied to the compilation of the Indicators and other information in the report. Goals & Progress (see individual data sets) We did our best to explain data measurement techniques and bases of calculations for the indicators found throughout the report. Please also see our quarterly reporting (within Goals & Progress for Key Performance Indicators) for detailed explanations of data collection, calculation, and validation methodologies.
3.10 Explanation of the effect of any re-statements of information provided in earlier reports, and the reasons for such re-statement (e.g., mergers/acquisitions, change of base years/periods, nature of business, measurement methods).

CSR Scorecard

Select metrics in the Goals & Progress section

Timberland discloses any re-statements of information provided in earlier reports when new data sets are released.

CSR data contained in the Goals and Progress section contains Timberland’s annual performance from 2006 through 2010 year end. In this same location, we also report quarterly performance from 2008 through current quarterly disclosure period. Otherwise, any historical re-statements of social and environmental performance data can be found in our Report Archive. See also our 2011 Climate Strategy Update.

3.11 Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the scope, boundary, or measurement methods applied in the report. Not material  
GRI Content Index
3.12 Table identifying the location of the Standard Disclosures in the report. GRI Index  
Assurance
3.13 Policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report. GRI Index Every data point in this website was verified internally, as was the way it was characterized.
4. Governance, Commitments and Engagement
Governance
4.1 Governance structure of the organization, including committees under the highest governance body responsible for specific tasks, such as setting strategy or organizational oversight. Governance Timberland LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the VF Corporation.
4.2 Indicate whether the Chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer. VF Corporation – Corporate Governance section Timberland LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the VF Corporation.
4.3 For organizations that have a unitary board structure, state the number of members of the highest governance body that are independent and/or non-executive members. VF Corporation – Corporate Governance section Timberland LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the VF Corporation.
4.4 Mechanisms for shareholders and employees to provide recommendations or direction to the highest governance body. VF Corporation – Contact Information Timberland LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the VF Corporation.
4.5 Linkage between compensation for members of the highest governance body, senior managers, and executives (including departure arrangements), and the organization’s performance (including social and environmental performance).   Timberland LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the VF Corporation.
4.6 Processes in place for the highest governance body to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided. VF Corporation – Corporate Governance section Timberland LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the VF Corporation.
4.7 Process for determining the qualifications and expertise of the members of the highest governance body for guiding the organization’s strategy on economic, environmental, and social topics. Governance  
4.8 Internally developed statements of mission or values, codes of conduct, and principles relevant to economic, environmental, and social performance and the status of their implementation.

Mission Statement

Commerce & Justice

Governance

Code of Conduct

VF Code of Business Conduct

 
4.9 Procedures of the highest governance body for overseeing the organization’s identification and management of economic, environmental, and social performance, including relevant risks and opportunities, and adherence or compliance with internationally agreed standards, codes of conduct, and principles. Governance  
4.10 Processes for evaluating the highest governance body’s own performance, particularly with respect to economic, environmental, and social performance. Governance  
Commitments to External Initiatives
4.11 Explanation of whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organization. Throughout the CSR Site Our approach to risk management as it relates to economic, social and environmental issues are woven throughout this report.
4.12 Externally developed economic, environmental, and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or endorses.

Timberland Website

Policies

 
4.13 Memberships in associations (such as industry associations) and/or national/international advocacy organizations in which the organization Public Policy

The section on Public Policy includes a list of partnerships as related to specific public policy engagement.

To see a list of additional partnerships, please visit the Partner pages for our Climate, Product, Factories, and Service programs.

Stakeholder Engagement
4.14 List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization. Stakeholder Approach See also our Voices of Challenge embedded throughout the website (on every page, and separately found at: Voices of Challenge)
4.15 Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage. Stakeholder Approach  
4.16 Approaches to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group.

Stakeholder Approach

Transparency & Accountability

 
4.17 Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement, and how the organization has responded to those key topics and concerns, including through its reporting.

Stakeholder Approach

Transparency & Accountability

See also our Voices of Challenge embedded throughout the website (on every page, and separately found here)
5. Economic Performance Indicators
Economic Performance
EC1 Direct economic value generated and distributed Not Reported Timberland LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the VF Corporation.
EC2 Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organization’s activities due to climate change

Climate Section

Product Section

Information is provided throughout the entire pillar section. See also Cost Savings story, Public Policy Section, and CSR SCORECARD for specific targets to reduce our climate footprint. More details can be found here
EC3 Coverage of the organization’s defined benefit plan obligations Timberland Website  
EC4 Significant financial assistance received from the government Not Material  
Market Presence
EC5 Range of ratios of standard entry level wage compared to local minimum wage at significant locations of operation Not reported  
EC6 Policy, practice and proportion of spending on locally-based suppliers at significant locations of operation Not reported We have implemented SAP for our accounting services. This will help us gather this information for future reports.
EC7 Procedures for local hiring and proportion of senior management hired from the local community at significant locations of operation Not reported  
Indirect Economic Impacts
EC8 Development and impact of infrastructure investments and services provided primarily for public benefit through commercial, in-kind or pro-bono engagement Not reported  
EC9 Understanding and describing significant indirect economic impacts, including the extent of impacts Not available — We have not tracked our indirect economic impacts in a comprehensive manner. We are working to gain a better understanding of these types of impacts. Not available We have not tracked our indirect economic impacts in a comprehensive manner. We are working to gain a better understanding of these types of impacts.
6. Environmental Performance Indicators
Materials
EN1 Materials used by weight or volume.

Use of Eco-conscious Materials in Footwear

Percent of Recycled, Organic, or Renewable Material in Apparel

 
EN2 Percentage of materials used that are recycled input materials.

Use of Eco-conscious Materials in Footwear

Percent of Recycled, Organic, or Renewable Material in Apparel

Timberland’s complementary white paper on our Product pillar, titled "Grading our Products: Timberland’s Green Index Program" is available here
Energy
EN3 Direct energy consumption by primary energy source. Greenhouse Gas Inventory  
EN4 Indirect energy consumption by primary source. Greenhouse Gas Inventory  
EN5 Energy saved due to conservation and efficiency improvements.

Climate – Our Footprint

Climate – Featured Stories – Better for the Earth. And Our Business.

Climate – Featured Stories – How Low Can We Go: Emissions Reductions

Featured Stories – Climate – Timberland Canada’s Sustainable Office

 
EN6 Initiatives to provide energy-efficient or renewable energy-based products and services, and reductions in energy requirements as a result of these initiatives.

Climate – Our Footprint

Percent Renewable Energy Use

Featured Stories – Climate – Big Steps to Renewable Energy in Europe

 
EN7 Initiatives to reduce indirect energy consumption and reductions achieved. Climate Section Information is provided throughout the entire pillar section.
Water
EN8 Total water withdrawal by source. Not Reported  
EN9 Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal of water. Not Reported  
EN10 Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused. Not Reported  
Biodiversity
EN11 Location and size of land owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas. Not applicable  
EN12 Description of significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity in protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas. Not applicable  
EN13 Habitats protected or restored. Not applicable  
EN14 Strategies, current actions, and future plans for managing impacts on biodiversity. Not applicable  
EN15 Number of IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations, by level of extinction risk. Not applicable  
Emissions, Effluents and Waste
EN16 Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight. Greenhouse Gas Inventory  
EN17 Other relevant indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight. Greenhouse Gas Inventory  
EN18 Initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reductions achieved. Climate Section Information is provided throughout the entire pillar section.
EN19 Emissions of ozone-depleting substances by weight. Not available We are not tracking this information at the aggregate level. We are working on a reporting infrastructure that will help us gather this type of information. No date is yet set to report publicly on this.
EN20 NOx, SOx, and other significant air emissions by type and weight. Not Reported  
EN21 Total water discharge by quality and destination. Not Reported  
EN22 Total weight of waste by type and disposal method. Not Reported  
EN23 Total number and volume of spills. Not Reported  
EN24 Weight of transported, imported, exported, or treated waste deemed hazardous under the terms of the Basel Convention Annex I, II, III, and VIII, and percentage of transported waste shipped internationally. Not Reported  
EN25 Identity, size, protected status, and biodiversity value of water bodies and related habitats ejected by the reporting organization’s discharges of water and runoff. Not Material  
Products and Services
EN26 Initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts of products and services, and extent of impact mitigation.

Product Section

Product – Featured Stories – Simple Design, Reduced Environmental Impact

Product – Featured Stories – Saved From The Landfill, Put In Our Footwear

Information is provided throughout the entire pillar section. More information about how the Green Index® is being used to design environmental harms out of our products is available in Timberland’s complementary white paper on our Product pillar, titled “Grading our Products: Timberland’s Green Index® Program” and available here.
EN27 Percentage of products sold and their packaging materials that are reclaimed by category. Not available We are not tracking this information at the current time. We are working on a reporting infrastructure that will help us gather this type of information. No date is yet set to report publicly on this.
Compliance
EN28 “Monetary value of significant ones and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations.” Not reported  
Transport
EN29 Significant environmental impacts of transporting products and other goods and materials used for the organization’s operations, and transporting members of the workforce.

Transportation Emissions

Climate – Featured Stories – The Plan: Grow The Business, Shrink Emissions

 
Overall
EN30 Total environmental protection expenditures and investments by type. Not reported We have not disclosed resources allocated for environmental protection and investment.
7. Labor Practices and Decent Work
Employment
LA1 Total workforce by employment type, employment contract, and region. Employee Distribution This section provides much of the required information
LA2 Total number and rate of employee turnover by age group, gender, and region. Average Tenure This section provides much of the required information
LA3 Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or parttime employees, by major operations. Timberland Website  
Labor/Management Relations
LA4 Percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements. Not material No Timberland employees are covered by collective bargaining agreements.
LA5 Minimum notice period(s) regarding significant operational changes, including whether it is specified in collective agreements. Not material No Timberland employees are covered by collective bargaining agreements.
Occupational Health and Safety
LA6 Percentage of total workforce represented in formal joint management-worker health and safety committees that help monitor and advise on occupational health and safety programs. Not material Our Health and Safety section discusses our work in this area. Our safety committees are very small but their work affects the broad employee population.
LA7 Rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and total number of work-related fatalities by region. Health and Safety  
LA8 Education, training, counseling, prevention, and risk-control programs in place to assist workforce members, their families, or community members regarding serious diseases. Not available While we do work to include disease awareness into our worker training, we do not track them formally.
LA9 Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions.

Not material

Percent Unionization in our Factories – By Region

Timberland does not have independent trade unions. However, in this report we are disclosing the percent of our third-party contract factories that are unionized by region.
Training and Education
LA10 Average hours of training per year per employee by employee category. Not reported  
LA11 Programs for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued employability of employees and assist them in managing career endings. Worker Engagement & Empowerment More information is available in Timberland’s complementary white paper on our Factories pillar, titled “Beyond Factory Walls: Engaging Workers & Strengthening Communities” and available here.
LA12 Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews. Not reported  
Diversity and Equal Opportunity
LA13 Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per category according to gender, age group, minority group membership, and other indicators of diversity.

Global Composition of Leadership

Diversity

 
LA14 Ratio of basic salary of men to women by employee category. Not reported  
8. Human Rights
Investment and Procurement Practices
HR1 Percentage and total number of significant investment agreements that include human rights clauses or that have undergone human rights screening. Factories Section Information is provided throughout the entire pillar section. The Factories section of the report discusses how many factories have received a human rights screening.
HR2 Percentage of significant suppliers and contractors that have undergone screening on human rights and actions taken. Factories Section Information is provided throughout the entire pillar section. See also Timberland’s Code of Conduct and VF Global Compliance.
HR3 Total hours of employee training on policies and procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations, including the percentage of employees trained. Not available While we train our employees on human rights, we do not track this indicator in the aggregate.
Non-discrimination
HR4 Total number of incidents of discrimination and actions taken. High Risk Issues in Our Supply Chain  
Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
HR5 Operations identified in which the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at significant risk, and actions taken to support these rights. High Risk Issues in Our Supply Chain  
Child Labor
HR6 Operations identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labor, and measures taken to contribute to the elimination of child labor. High Risk Issues in Our Supply Chain  
Forced and Compulsory Labor
HR7 Operations identified as having significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor, and measures taken to contribute to the elimination of forced or compulsory labor. High Risk Issues in Our Supply Chain  
Security Practices
HR8 Percentage of security personnel trained in the organization’s policies or procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations. Not material  
Indigenous Rights
HR9 Total number of incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous people and actions taken. Not reported  
9. Society
Community
SO1 Nature, scope, and effectiveness of any programs and practices that assess and manage the impacts of operations on communities, including entering, operating, and exiting. Factories Section More information is available in Timberland’s complementary white paper on our Factories pillar, available here.
Corruption
SO2 Percentage and total number of business units analyzed for risks related to corruption. Not material  
SO3 Percentage of employees trained in organization’s anti-corruption policies and procedures. Not material More information can be found in the VF Code of Business Conduct.
SO4 Actions taken in response to incidents of corruption. Not material More information can be found in the VF Code of Business Conduct.
Public Policy
SO5 Public policy positions and participation in public policy development and lobbying. Public Policy  
SO6 Total value of financial and in-kind contributions to political parties, politicians, and related institutions by country. Public Policy  
Anti-Competitive Behavior
SO7 Total number of legal actions for anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust, and monopoly practices and their outcomes. Not applicable  
Compliance
SO8 Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations. Not Reported  
10. Product Responsibility
Customer Health and Safety
PR1 Life cycle stages in which health and safety impacts of products and services are assessed for improvement, and percentage of significant products and services categories subject to such procedures.

Design Innovation

Green Index® Rating

More information about Timberland’s approach to Lifecycle Analysis is available in Timberland’s complementary white paper on our Product pillar, titled "Grading our Products: Timberland’s Green Index Program" and available here.
PR2 Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning health and safety impacts of products and services, by type of outcomes. Not reported  
Product and Service Labeling
PR3 Type of product and service information required by procedures, and percentage of significant products and services subject to such information requirements. Product Section Information is provided throughout the entire pillar section. More information about Timberland’s approach to Lifecycle Analysis is available in Timberland’s complementary white paper on our Product pillar, titled "Grading our Products: Timberland’s Green Index® Program" and available here.
PR4 Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning product and service information and labeling, by type of outcomes. Not reported  
PR5 Practices related to customer satisfaction, including results of surveys measuring customer satisfaction. Not reported We have not reported on our customer satisfaction research in past CSR reports. We are not sure if we will include this data in future CSR reports.
Marketing Communications
PR6 Programs for adherence to laws, standards, and voluntary codes related to marketing communications, including advertising, promotion, and sponsorship. Not reported  
PR7 Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning marketing communications, including advertising, promotion, and sponsorship, by type of outcomes. Not reported  
Customer Privacy
PR8 Total number of substantiated complaints regarding breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data. Not reported  
Compliance
PR9 Monetary value of significant fines for non-compliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of products and services Not reported  

Apparel and Footwear Sector Supplement (AFSS)

AF
Indicator
Indicator Description Section Explanation
Commentary on 1.2 Where applicable, this should include an assessment of supply chain performance. Factories Pillar We describe our key impacts, risks and opportunities throughout the Factories pillar section.
AF1 Code of conduct content and coverage.

Code of Conduct

Percent Factories Covered – Global & Regional results

For more information see VF’s Terms of Engagement and Global Compliance Principles.
AF2 Parties and personnel engaged in code of conduct compliance function.

Assessment & Remediation

Compliance

We also disclose our Factory List on a quarterly basis in our Report Archive section.
AF3 Compliance audit process. Compliance

See also:

Supplier Sustainability

Worker Engagement

AF4 Policy and procedures for receiving, investigating, and responding to grievances and complaints.   Information about policy and procedures relating to grievances and complaints can be found in VF Code of Business Conduct
AF5 Strategy and scope of efforts to strengthen capacity of management, workers and other staff to improve in social and environmental performance.

Supplier Sustainability

Worker Engagement & Empowerment

Our Factories Dig Deeper Paper describes our historical Assessment Process in detail and is available here. This is the foundation for our supplier sustainability approach.
AF6 Policies for supplier selection, management, and termination.   See VF’s Terms of Engagement and Global Compliance Principles.
AF7 Number and location of workplaces covered by code of conduct.

Factories Map of Impact

Number of Factories

Percent Factories Covered – Global & Regional results

We also disclose our Factory List on a quarterly basis in our Report Archive section.
AF8 Number of audits conducted and percentage of workplaces audited.

Factories Map of Impact

Number of Factories

Percent Factories Covered – Global & Regional results

We also disclose our Factory List on a quarterly basis in our Report Archive section.
AF9 Incidents of non-compliance with legal requirements or collective bargaining agreements on wages. Not material We will report on this information as part of our disclosure under indicator AF14.
AF10 Incidents of non-compliance with overtime standards. Not material We will report on this information as part of our disclosure under indicator AF14.
AF11 Incidents of non-compliance with standards on pregnancy and maternity rights Not material We will report on this information as part of our disclosure under indicator AF14.
AF12 Incidents of the use of child labor. Not material We will report on this information as part of our disclosure under indicator AF14.
AF13 Incidents of noncompliance with standards on gender discrimination. Not material We will report on this information as part of our disclosure under indicator AF14.
AF14 Incidents of non-compliance with code of conduct.

High Risk Issues in Our Supply Chain

Factory Conditions

 
AF15 Analysis of data from code compliance audits. Factory Conditions See also quarterly data, which is analyzed and updated four times per year to track progress against publicly stated goals.
AF16 Remediation practices to address non-compliance findings. Compliance  
AF17 Actions to identify and mitigate business practices that affect code compliance. Supplier Sustainability See also: Factories Dig Deeper Paper (available here). More information can be found in our Make it Better Brief on Working Hours available here.
AF18 Programs to replace organic-based adhesives and primers with water-based adhesives and primers.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

Product Featured Story: Reducing the Impact of VOCs

 
AF19 Practices to source safer alternative substances to those on the restricted substances list, including description of associated management systems.

Eco-Conscious Materials

Design Innovation

Use of Eco-Conscious Materials (Footwear)

See also: VF Responsible Chemistry.
Commentary on EN1 Include use of pumice, stones and sand under Compilation 2.1 on “Associated process materials”. Report on pumice, stones, and sand by weight under Compilation 2.3 Not available We do not yet have the systems in place to track this data. We are working within our supply chain to gain a better understanding of these discharges.
AF20 List of environmentally preferable materials used in apparel and footwear products.

Use of Eco-conscious Materials in Footwear

Percent of Recycled, Organic, or Renewable Material in Apparel

See also: TimberGuide section of our website.
AF21 Amount of energy consumed and percentage of the energy that is from renewable sources.

Greenhouse Gas Inventory

Percent Renewable Energy Used

 
Commentary on EN21 “For Footwear: Report on total chromium discharges under Compilation 2.3. For Apparel: Report on the discharge of antimony, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, cobalt, copper, cyanide, lead, mercury, nickel, and zinc under Compilation 2.3.” Not available We do not yet have the systems in place to track this data. We are working within our supply chain to gain a better understanding of these discharges.
Commentary on EN22 Report on pumice, stones and sand under Compilation 2.1. Not available We do not yet have the systems in place to track this data. We are working within our supply chain to gain a better understanding of these resources.
Commentary on EN26 In addition to Compilation 2.2, report on specific programs to reduce environmental impact of products, including but not limited to manufacturing, product use, and packaging use at the design and conceptualization stages.

Product Section

Green Index® Rating

Information is provided throughout the entire pillar section.
AF22 Policy and practices regarding the use of employees with nonpermanent and non-fulltime status. Not reported VF has a centralized compliance program. See VF’s Terms of Engagement and Global Compliance Princliples.
AF23 Policy regarding the use of home working. Not reported VF has a centralized compliance program. See VF’s Terms of Engagement and Global Compliance Princliples.
AF24 Policy on the use and selection of labor brokers, including adherence to relevant ILO Conventions. Not reported VF has a centralized compliance program. See VF’s Terms of Engagement and Global Compliance Princliples.
AF25 Policy and practices on wage deductions that are not mandated by law.

Code of Conduct

High Risk Issues in Our Supply Chain

See VF’s Terms of Engagement and Global Compliance Princliples.
AF26 Policy on working hours, including definition of overtime, and actions to prevent excessive and forced overtime.

Code of Conduct

High Risk Issues in Our Supply Chain

See VF’s Terms of Engagement and Global Compliance Princliples.
AF27 Policy and actions to protect the pregnancy and maternity rights of women workers.

Code of Conduct

High Risk Issues in Our Supply Chain

See VF’s Terms of Engagement and Global Compliance Princliples.
AF28 Percentage of foreign migrant workers as a portion of total workforce, broken down by region. Not available We do not currently track this indicator. VF has a centralized compliance program. See VF’s Terms of Engagement and Global Compliance Princliples.
AF29 Percentage of workplaces where there is one or more independent trade union(s). Percent Unionization in our Factories – Global & Regional Timberland does not have independent trade unions. However, we disclose the percent of our third-party contract factories that are unionized by region.
AF30 Percentage of workplaces where, in the absence of a trade union, there are worker-management committees, broken down by country. Not available We do not currently track this indicator. VF has a centralized compliance program. See VF’s Terms of Engagement and Global Compliance Princliples.
Commentary on LA7 Include health issues associated with reduced lung function due to dust in “Occupational disease rate” under Compilation 2.4. Include risk assessments and preventative measures for accidents and injuries under Compilation 2.7. Not available VF has a centralized compliance program. See VF’s Terms of Engagement and Global Compliance Princliples.
AF31 Initiatives and programs to respond to, reduce, and prevent the occurrence of musculoskeletal disorders. Not available We do many trainings for our employees and factory workers. At this point we do not have trainings specifically on musculoskeletal disorders.
AF32 Actions to address gender discrimination and to provide opportunities for the advancement of women workers.

Code of Conduct

High Risk Issues in Our Supply Chain

More information about Timberland’s approach can be found in the Global Human Rights section of our 2005 CSR Report in the Report Archive.

See VF’s Terms of Engagement and Global Compliance Princliples.

AF33 Priorities in community investment strategy.

Worker Engagement & Empowerment

Sustainable Living Environments

Service Section

Charitable Contributions

Note that Charitable Contributions are made as cash product, or in kind donations by Timberland LLC globally.
AF34 Amount of investment in worker communities broken down by location. Not available

We do not have data for community investment for all locations in our supply chain. Several case studies are discussed in our Factories Dig Deeper Paper, available here. See also:

Factories – Featured Stories – Community Engagement in Our Supply Chain

Factories – Featured Stories – Responding to Workers Needs

Factories – Featured Stories – Clean Drinking Water in Vietnam

Factories – Featured Stories – Empowering Workers Through Financial Literacy

Factories – Featured Stories – Business Value of Workers’ Children’s Wellbeing

Commentary on SO5 Report public policy position on the inclusion of labor and environmental protections in trade agreements and the degree to which lobbying positions integrate considerations about the potential effects on workers, communities, andorganizations in the supply chain under Compilation 2.3 Public Policy See also: Timberland’s section on social and environmental Policies and Position Statements.
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