Our sustainability mission is to protect our outdoor playgrounds and communities through the design and development of environmentally and socially responsible products and business practices.
“THE EVOLUTION OF OUR APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY LIES IN THE DESIGN OF OUR PRODUCTS. WHEN WE MAKE SUSTAINABILITY A FUNDAMENTAL COMPONENT OF EVERYTHING WE DESIGN, THEN WE CAN MOVE TOWARD MAKING INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS THAT HAVE A POSITIVE EFFECT ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY.” – JAMES ROGERS, DIRECTOR OF SUSTAINABILITY
We conducted life cycle assessments of products in our apparel, footwear and equipment categories, and determined that the majority of our environmental impact comes from fabric processing and product manufacturing. This is where we direct our major focus.
We have also engaged our suppliers in efforts to reduce chemicals, water, energy and waste in their mills, with savings equivalent to removing over 212 tanker trucks of chemicals and over 470 Olympic swimming pools of water since 2010.
The North Face was built on a love for the outdoors and the desire to enable all types of exploration, from your backyard to the Himalayas. Over the last 50 years we've lived by our “true north,” the belief that exploration has the power to change us, to challenge us and to help us see the world from new perspectives.
As we enter our sixth decade, we pledge to:
Find out more about our recycled materials, responsible cotton, durability, chemical responsibility, partnership with Bluesign Technologies and environmental compliance.
We are committed to improving animal welfare and traceability in our goose down and feather supply chain.
At The North Face we are deeply committed to creating a safe and positive working environment for those men and women who make our products. Through our parent company, VF Corporation, we've taken important steps to assess and improve the working conditions in under-served areas.