Timberland: CSR & Sustainability News

Timberland LLC is a US-based global manufacturer and retailer of outdoors wear with a focus on footwear. Timberland footwear is popular for hiking, mountaineering, and casual wear. The Company also sells apparel such as clothes, watches, glasses and leather goods.

Timberland Sets a New Bar With CSR Portal

Did you ever go to a company’s website, trying to learn a thing or two about their environmental performance or CSR progress? In…

Timberland Moves on Despite Merger, Appoints New CSR VP

Yesterday Timberland created a new executive position, vice president of corporate social responsibility, and hired Dell veteran Mark Newton to fill those new…

Timberland Falls Short of 2010 Emissions Goal

In 2006, Timberland announced an aggressive five-year goal of reducing absolute emissions related to their facilities and employee air travel by 50 percent…

The Outdoor Industry’s Eco Index: How it Changes the Game for Any Business

By the Sequoia Lab Team If you could reduce your product packaging costs by 38% while offering a more sustainable solution to your…

Employees Are More Than Just Labor

By Matt Courtland I have to wonder if Andrew O’Connell’s recent piece, Respect Employees: Be Tough on Them, in the Harvard Business Review blog was…

Boycotting Canada: More Companies Say No to the Tar Sands

The advocacy group Forest Ethics is urging that Americans refrain from buying gasoline that comes from Alberta's tar sands. Alberta's businesses are not…

Timberland’s Road to Recovery Paved with Earthkeepers

Timberland is a pragmatic brand. It makes a working man’s boot designed for shoveling New Hampshire’s snow, not climbing Mt. Everest, not clubbing. While the…

How Companies Communicate Sustainability Strategies Online

More and more, company websites are becoming dynamic educational tools that businesses can use to communicate their sustainability strategy to stakeholders. As a…

Timberland Is Drastically Reducing Its Emissions – Is It Enough?

On April 8, The Timberland Company announced it had reduced its greenhouse (GHG) gas emissions by 36% in 2009 over its 2006 baseline…

Corporate Oaths: “I’ll Be Good, I Swear”

Can taking an oath make corporate executives more ethical?  Yes, according to some speakers at the Economist’s recent Corporate Citizenship Conference “Doing Well by…

Follow the CSR Leaders

During the Economist’s Corporate Citizenship Conference earlier this week, I heard nearly three dozen global leaders discuss the challenges, successes and failures of…

The Nominations Are In, Pick the TOP Sustainable CEO

Ed Note: Voting is now closed. We’ll tally things up and have a wrap up post for you mid-day Monday. Earlier this month,…

Getting Started in CSR Social Media: Examples from Intel & Timberland

If one of your resolutions for the new year is to better utilize social media to tell your company’s sustainability stories, take a…