Timberland reports on social responsibility

Renewed commitment to supporting its Code of Conduct, more effort toward energy conservation and a growing level of community involvement were among the highlights of The Timberland Company’s third corporate social responsibility report released yesterday by the firm.

The report outlines the Stratham-based company’s social responsibility priorities, programs, progresses and challenges related to human rights, environmental stewardship, community involvement and employee engagement.

Based on the standards of the Global Reporting Initiative, the report also includes the company’s voluntary disclosure of names and locations of the more than 160 active contract factories that manufacture Timberland products.

According to the report, Timberland has introduced a new assessment process that includes root cause analyses, factory risk assessments and identification and sharing of leading practices throughout their base of contract suppliers.

The report came less than two weeks after the company announced its collaboration with “Hotel Rwanda” star Don Cheadle in the creation and distribution of “Stomp Out Genocide” boots, and “Save Darfur” T-shirts and hang tags. The 100 limited edition boots were given to activists, policymakers, journalists and entertainment professionals dedicated to putting an end to the atrocities in Darfur with all proceeds going to AmeriCares.

The Timberland Company’s third Corporate Social Responsibility report can be seen in its entirety along with its contract factory list at timberlandserve.com. – TRACIE STONE

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