Responsible
Leadership

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OUR GOALS

We respect all people and the world we live in.
With our Responsible Leadership goals, we’re stepping up—ensuring what we make, and how we make it, reflects our values.


PRODUCT

  • By 2025, source 100% preferred cotton and leather and 50% recycled polyester.
  • By 2021, launch programs to collect used and/or damaged footwear or apparel for repair, resale, donation, or recycling.

ENVIRONMENT

  • By 2025, source 100% renewable electricity for owned operations.
  • By 2030, achieve a 30% reduction in CO2 emissions from our operations and supply chain in alignment with the UN Fashion Charter for Climate Action.
  • By 2025, eliminate use and discharge of hazardous chemicals.
  • By 2025, achieve zero waste to landfill in our footwear factories.

HUMAN RIGHTS

  • By 2023, publish targeted supply chain wage data as part of our commitment to fair compensation.
  • By 2025, 100% of women workers in our footwear factories participate in training and education programs for personal and career development.
  • By 2025, 100% of strategic suppliers are leading a worker wellbeing or engagement program.
  • By 2023, all Tier 1 and strategic Tier 2 suppliers will adhere to our commitment to Responsible Recruitment to eliminate the risk of forced labor.