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. Through life
cycle assessments of products in our apparel, footwear and equipment
categories, we have determined that the majority of our environmental
impact comes from materials processing and product manufacturing. This
is where we direct our major focus.
We incorporate recycled materials into The North Face products and
take responsibility for our products’ end-of-life through a
long-standing commitment to durability and our Clothes the
Loop take-back program. The North Face has engaged its suppliers
in efforts to reduce chemicals, water, energy and waste in their
mills, with savings equivalent to removing over 150 tanker trucks of
chemicals and over 330 Olympic swimming pools of water since 2010.