“AT THE HEART OF THE NORTH FACE IS A MISSION TO INSPIRE A GLOBAL MOVEMENT OF OUTDOOR EXPLORATION AND CONSERVATION.” 

“Through the Explore Fund, we connect children to the outdoors.  We bring the passion we have for the natural world into our business practices to manage our products and operations responsibly.   At our new headquarters office in California, more than 100% of our electricity is provided by renewable sources. 

The North Face has developed leading strategies with our Responsible Down Standard and Clothes the Loop apparel-recycling program. Our athletes are empowering students to take action on climate change through Hot Planet/Cool Athletes presentations. We are meeting the challenges before us through innovation, adventure and collaboration.”

TODD SPALETTO, PRESIDENT, THE NORTH FACE
  • Video-caps-1
  • Video-caps-2

OUR FOCUS AREAS

  • Ov-product-leadership

    PRODUCT LEADERSHIP

    Use sustainability as a lens for innovation to create products that have a positive effect on the environment and society.

  • Ov-operational-efficiency

    OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY

    Employ more efficient business practices in the areas of energy, waste, chemical responsibility and water use.

  • Ov-community-engagement

    COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

    Protect the places we play, inspire people to connect with nature, exhibit transparency and support fair labor.


Resources

For a more complete picture of our work, we invite you to visit the sections on each of our three pillars through the red navigation bar at the top of the page. To access commonly viewed standards and protocols, please see:

Responsible Down Standard

The North Face has created an industry-leading standard that focuses on animal welfare and traceability in our down supply.

Chemical Responsibility

We maintain clear standards for chemical safety and we have additional initiatives to help to reduce chemicals in product manufacturing.

Social Compliance

The North Face and our parent company VF have robust protocols in place to help to ensure the fair treatment of the workers who create our products; their welfare is an issue of utmost importance to us.

For earlier sustainability reports, please see:

For information about our parent company VF’s Sustainability Program, see:

VF Corporate Responsibility