Timberland – a leader in social responsibility

Photograph: Murdo Macleod

By Staff | News
Posted Aug 25, 2012

How Timberland is building a better life for factory workers’ children

The apparel company has emerged as a leader in social responsibility, helping families who work along its supply chain.

A decade ago, Timberland was among many apparel companies dogged by accusations that some of its products were manufactured by children. Since then, the company has emerged as a leader in social responsibility and transparency. Extensive quarterly sustainability reports and factory audits are among the steps Timberland has taken towards progress on responsible sourcing and factory conditions.

Going beyond improvements in the quality of life of factory workers, Timberland now demonstrates what companies can do to provide a better quality of life for children whose parents manufacture its products. From child care to clean water projects, companies looking to mitigate their impact on working families and their children can learn some lessons from Timberland. Read more at via How Timberland is building a better life for factory workers’ children | Guardian Sustainable Business | Guardian Professional.

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