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. 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 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. 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.