Greenhouse Gas Reporting:
Since 2007, The North Face has voluntarily reported its greenhouse gas emissions to the EPA Climate Leaders Program and as of 2009, the Carbon Disclosure Project.
In 2008, The North Face installed a one-megawatt solar panel array at our Visalia, CA distribution center. The panels provide 25% of our energy needs for the facility and saves the equivalent of over 950 metric tons of carbon dioxide every year.
The North Face offsets 100% of its North American operations energy use by investing in Green-e Climate certified renewable wind energy credits through the Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF)
, a national nonprofit organization that was instrumental in developing the carbon offset market.
To reduce the greenhouse gas emissions generated by employee transportation, The North Face has developed programs to encourage public transportation, carpooling and video conferencing. We offset the remaining unavoidable emissions we generate through our daily commute, air travel, car rentals and hotel stays through our partnership with the Conservation Fund Go Zero
tree planting and habitat restoration program