Sustainability is literally woven into everything we do. It is how we do business and how we show up in the world.
We take responsibility for the human and environmental footprint of our products and operations, doing right by the places where we live and work, and innovating around the best possible practices and policies for us, our industry, and the planet.
Our profits through principles approach to business, rooted in our legacy, is what guides us. It’s why we integrated factories in the American south before the Civil Rights Act and why we established the first comprehensive labor standards of any multinational company. We have implemented water-saving technologies, an industry-leading climate strategy, Worker Well-being initiatives, and new fiber and fabric programs, among other efforts. And we are not content just influencing our own operations; we have to innovate to help address harmful aspects of the apparel industry as a whole.
We must be good stewards of the natural resources we use. We must understand and improve the impact we have in the communities in which we operate. We must do away with outdated, damaging industry practices and advocate both for new, better approaches and for other issues important to communities we engage with. It is how we help the company grow, innovate, and stay as durable as the products we make.