Timberland is owned by VF Corporation.
Our “Planet” rating evaluates brands based on the environmental policies in their supply chains, from carbon emissions and Wastewater to business models and product circularity. Here we rate Timberland “It's a Start”. These are a few factors influencing its score:
- It uses a medium proportion of lower-impact materials including recycled materials.
- There’s no evidence it minimises solvent-based chemicals, which can be harmful to workers and the environment in production.
- There’s no evidence it takes action to minimise its packaging, which is a driver of plastic waste.
- It’s set a science based target to reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in both its direct operations and Supply Chain but there’s no evidence it is on track.
Workers’ rights are central to our “People” rating, which assess brands’ policies and practices on everything from child labour to living wages and gender equality. Here we rate Timberland “It's a Start”. These are a few factors influencing its score:
- It received a score of 61-70% in the 2022 Fashion Transparency Index.
- It provides a confidential complaints mechanism for workers in its supply chain to report harassment or violence.
- There’s no evidence it ensures workers are paid living wages in its supply chain.
- During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, it disclosed adequate policies to protect workers in its supply chain from the virus.
Brands’ animal welfare policies and, where applicable, how well they trace their animal-derived products are the focus of our “Animals” rating. Here we rate Timberland “Good”. These are a few factors influencing its score:
- It has a formal policy aligned with the Five Freedoms of animal welfare and clear implementation mechanisms in place.
- It appears to use shearling, recycled exotic animal hair, and silk.
- It uses some recycled leather in its leather products.
- It uses recycled wool in some of its wool products.
- It uses some recycled down in its products.
- It doesn’t appear to use fur, angora, or exotic animal skin.
- It traces most animal-derived materials to the first production stage.
Based on all publicly available information we’ve reviewed, we rate Timberland “Good” overall.