Stakeholder Engagement Calls
WE’RE COMMITTED TO THE VALUES OF TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY.
Part of that commitment is an ongoing dialogue with our stakeholders that serves to constantly challenge us to find better, more efficient means of building our products in a way that is less bad and hopefully, some day, more good for the environment.
Timberland leadership hosts regular stakeholder engagement calls to inform, inspire, and engage others about Timberland’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. Stakeholder engagement calls allow us to answer various questions, comments, and suggestions regarding Timberland policies and actions and they allow us to carry on our stakeholder dialogue in a public forum. Past calls have covered topics such as corporate climate strategy, responsible sourcing, eco-labeling, community greening, and the current state of corporate social responsibility.
LISTEN TO PODCASTS FROM PREVIOUS CALLS
Date: June 11, 2012
Timberland Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility Mark Newton and Aveda Vice President of Earth & Community Care Chuck Bennett discuss how to scale environmental awareness & local community engagement through partnerships with employees, suppliers, customers, and peer companies.
Date: May 24, 2011
Timberland CEO Jeff Swartz and IKEA Chief Sustainability Officer Steve Howard discuss opportunities for driving business growth while simultaneously achieving environmental goals. This call will include discussion about how carbon emissions reductions can fuel cost savings and financial gains.
Date: September 28, 2010
Timberland CEO Jeff Swartz and Trees for the Future President David Deppner discuss opportunities for tree planting programs to create sustainable agriculture, environmental restoration, and socio-economic development.
Date: August 3, 2010
Timberland CEO Jeff Swartz and Mountain Equipment Co-op CEO David Labistour discuss the need for comparability of products’ environmental impacts to inform consumers’ responsible purchasing decisions.
Date: April 8, 2010
Timberland CEO Jeff Swartz and Stonyfield Field Yogurt CE-Yo Gary Hirshberg discuss the challenges of how to make climate change resonate in a mainstream, retail space and how to scale consumer behavior change.
Date: August 4, 2009
Timberland CEO Jeff Swartz and Deron Triff of Changents discuss how corporations can empower employees and citizens to incorporate sustainability into their everyday lives.
Date: April 20, 2009
Timberland CEO Jeff Swartz and Ceres President Mindy Lubber discuss the value of a cohesive climate strategy, carbon offsets, and consumer relevance of reducing corporations’ carbon footprint and engaging the supply chain.
Date: October 29, 2008
Timberland CEO Jeff Swartz and Rev. David Schilling of the Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) discuss how brands can improve quality of life for workers in contract factories and opportunities for community improvement beyond factory walls.
Date: July 22, 2008
Timberland CEO Jeff Swartz is joined by Joel Makower of Greenbiz to discuss the state of eco-labeling and how industry collaboration can play a role in influencing consumer purchasing decisions.
Date: April 15, 2008
Timberland CEO Jeff Swartz and Majora Carter from Sustainable South Bronx discuss community greening, including Earth Day service activities, current non-profit partners, and Timberland’s GREEN Standard.
Date: September 5, 2007
Timberland CEO Jeff Swartz and Share Our Strength Founder Billy Shore (who also serves as the Chair of Timberland’s CSR Committee on the Board of Directors) discuss CSR and the company’s performance.